The Cosmic Dust Connection

  • J. Mayo Greenberg

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 487)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. J. Mayo Greenberg, Aigen Li
    Pages 43-70
  3. Yvonne Pendleton
    Pages 71-80
  4. L. J. Allamandola
    Pages 81-102
  5. Farid Salama
    Pages 103-115
  6. Jacek Krełowski
    Pages 117-132
  7. D. C. B. Whittet
    Pages 133-154
  8. D. C. B. Whittet
    Pages 155-170
  9. J. E. Chiar, D. C. B. Whittet, A. J. Adamson, T. H. Kerr
    Pages 171-177
  10. Frédéric Trotta, Bernard Schmitt
    Pages 179-184
  11. G. A. Baratta, A. C. Castorina, M. E. Palumbo, G. Strazzulla
    Pages 185-204
  12. Joseph A. Nuth III
    Pages 205-221
  13. H. Mutschke, B. Begemann, J. Dorschner, C. Jäger, Th. Henning
    Pages 223-231
  14. Michael L. Sitko, Carol A. Grady, Martha S. Hanner, David K. Lynch, Ray W. Russell
    Pages 233-239
  15. Benny Bilenko, Noah Brosch
    Pages 257-263
  16. M. E. Fogel, C. M. Leung
    Pages 265-271
  17. Chun Ming Leung
    Pages 273-290
  18. A. A. Kokhanovsky
    Pages 293-296
  19. A. Greshake, W. Klöck, P. Arndt, M. Maetz, A. Bischoff
    Pages 303-311
  20. Sumita Jayaraman, Stanley F. Dermott
    Pages 341-348
  21. B. Å. S. Gustafson, L. G. Adolfsson
    Pages 349-355
  22. Th. Henning
    Pages 399-412
  23. Tetsuo Yamamoto
    Pages 413-441
  24. J. Mayo Greenberg
    Pages 443-458
  25. Marina Fomenkova, Sherwood Chang
    Pages 459-465
  26. S. Majolet, A. Enzian, H. Cabot, J. Klinger
    Pages 477-485
  27. Hervé Cabot, Achim Enzian, Jürgen Klinger, Stéphane Majolet
    Pages 487-493
  28. Achim Enzian, Hervé Cabot, Jürgen Klinger, Stéphane Majolet
    Pages 495-503
  29. Back Matter
    Pages 523-545

About this book


Solid particles are followed from their creation through their evolution in the Galaxy to their participation in the formation of solar systems like our own, these being now clearly deduced from observations by the Hubble Space Telescope as well as by IR and visual observations of protostellar disks, like that of the famous Beta Pictoris object. The most recent observational, laboratory and theoretical methods are examined in detail. In our own solar system, studies of meteorites, comets and comet dust reveal many features that follow directly from the interstellar dust from which they formed. The properties of interstellar dust provide possible keys to its origin in comets and asteroids and its ultimate origin in the early solar system. But this is a continuing story: what happens to the solid particles in space after they emerge from stellar sources has important scientific consequences since it ultimately bears on our own origins - the origins of solar systems and, especially, of our own earth and life in the universe.


Galaxy asteroid earth galaxies planet solar system spectroscopy stellar telescope universe

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Mayo Greenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory AstrophysicsUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6384-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5652-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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