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ISO Science Legacy

A Compact Review of ISO Major Achievements

Editors: Cesarsky, Catherine, Salama, Alberto (Eds.)

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Stars are born and die in clouds of gas and dust, opaque to most types of radiation, but transparent in the infrared. Requiring complex detectors, space missions and cooled telescopes, infrared astronomy is the last branch of this discipline to come of age. After a very successful sky survey performed in the eighties by the IRAS satellite, the Infrared Space Observatory, in the nineties, brought spectacular advances in the understanding of the processes giving rise to powerful infrared emission by a great variety of celestial sources.

Outstanding results have been obtained on the bright comet Hale-Bopp, and in particular of its water spectrum, as well as on the formation, chemistry and dynamics of planetary objects in the solar system. Ideas on the early stages of stellar formation and on the stellar initial mass function have been clarified.

ISO is the first facility in space able to provide a systematic diagnosis of the physical phenomena and the chemistry in the close environment of pre-main sequence stars, in the interstellar medium, and in the final stages of stellar life, using, among other indicators, molecular hydrogen, ubiquitous crystalline silicates, water and ices.

ISO has dramatically increased our ability to investigate the power production, excitation and fuelling mechanism of galaxies of every type, and has discovered a new very cold dust component in galaxies.

ISO has demonstrated that luminous infrared galaxies were brighter and much more numerous in the past, and that they played a dominant role in shaping present day galaxies and in producing the cosmic infrared background.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Crystalline Silicates

    Pages 3-28

    Molster, Frank (et al.)

  • Water in Space: The Water World of ISO

    Pages 29-69

    Cernicharo, José (et al.)

  • Molecular Hydrogen

    Pages 71-91

    Habart, Emilie (et al.)

  • Understanding Galaxy Formation with ISO Deep Surveys

    Pages 93-119

    Elbaz, David

  • The Planets and Titan Observed by ISO

    Pages 123-139

    Fouchet, Thierry (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
ISO Science Legacy
Book Subtitle
A Compact Review of ISO Major Achievements
Editors
  • Catherine Cesarsky
  • Alberto Salama
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3844-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3844-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3843-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6979-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 446
Additional Information
Reprinted from SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 119:1-4, 2005
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