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Stars are born and die in clouds of gasoline and dirt, opaque to such a lot different types of radiation, yet obvious within the infrared. Requiring complicated detectors, house missions and cooled telescopes, infrared astronomy is the final department of this self-discipline to come back of age. After a truly profitable sky survey played within the eighties by way of the IRAS satellite tv for pc, the Infrared house Observatory, within the nineties, introduced magnificent advances within the knowing of the approaches giving upward push to robust infrared emission via an excellent number of celestial resources.
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One of the most exciting new venues of dust studies is the possibility to quantitatively compare the dust in our own solar system to that seen in space. Laboratory techniques are becoming increasingly powerful and provide important information about the formation history of solar system and stardust samples. High spatial resolution observations at infrared wavelengths will allow us to study the (crystalline) silicate formation and growth in red giants and its time dependence, thus putting tight constraints on dust nucleation models.
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Maret et al. (2002) have modeled the water, CO and OH lines in the far-infrared in the direction of NGC1333-IRAS4 and conclude that the observed emission is reasonably well reproduced by their models. However, the lack of angular resolution and the poor sensitivity of most water lines to the physical parameters, avoid a clear assignment of the observed emission to the very small regions surrounding the newly formed protostars. Herschel will provide a more detailed view of the origin of water vapor in these objects.
A Compact Review of ISO Major Achievements by Catherine Cesarsky, Alberto Salama