Dr Jérémy Chastenet | Solving the Mystery of Interstellar Dust Grains

Oct 25, 2023 | physical sciences

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When massive stars have exhausted all their fuel, they can end their lives in colossal explosions named supernovae, flinging material far into interstellar space. As this ejected material cools, it can coalesce to form interstellar dust grains. These dust grains may eventually clump together under gravity to form new stars, planets, moons, and asteroids. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘SOFIA/HAWC + observations of the Crab Nebula: dust properties from polarized emission’, in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stac2413

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For further information, you can connect with Dr Jérémy Chastenet at jeremy.chastenet@ugent.be 

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