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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 147, Issue 2, pp 245–256 | Cite as

Metallic particles in astronomy

  • F. Hoyle
  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
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Abstract

We discuss some implications of iron whiskers condensing in supernova ejecta and being expelled into interstellar and intergalactic space. The supposition that the universal microwave background is a relic from an early hot state of the Universe is shown to be not as secure as is commonly supposed.

Keywords

Iron Microwave Metallic Particle Iron Whisker Intergalactic Space 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Hoyle
    • 1
  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  1. 1.University CollegeCardiffWales, UK

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