ISO Science Legacy: A Compact Review of ISO Major Achievements by Catherine CesarskyISO Science Legacy: A Compact Review of ISO Major Achievements by Catherine Cesarsky

ISO Science Legacy: A Compact Review of ISO Major Achievements

byCatherine CesarskyEditorAlberto Salama

Hardcover | January 17, 2006

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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.

Title:ISO Science Legacy: A Compact Review of ISO Major AchievementsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:446 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:January 17, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402038437

ISBN - 13:9781402038433


Table of Contents

Foreword, Catherine Cesarsky and Alberto Salama; General; Crystalline Silicates, Frank Molster and Ciska Kemper; Water in Space - The Water World of ISO, Jose Cernicharo and Jacques Crovisier; Molecular Hydrogen, Emilie Habart, Malcolm Walmsley, Laurent Verstraete, Stephanie Cazaux, Roberto Maiolino, Pierre Cox, François Boulanger, Guillaume Pineau des Forêts; Understanding galaxy formation with ISO deep surveys, David Elbaz; Solar System; The planets and Titan observed by ISO, Thierry Fouchet, Bruno Bézard, Therese Encrenaz; Comets, Asteroids and Zodiacal Light as seen by ISO, Thomas G. Müller, Péter Ábrahám, Jacques Crovisier; Stars and circumstellar matter; ISO observations of Pre-Stellar Cores and Young Stellar Objects, Brunella Nisini, Anlaug Amanda Kaas, Ewine F. van Dishoeck, Derek Ward-Thompson; Pre-Main Sequence Stars seen by ISO, Dario Lorenzetti; Debris discs around stars: The 2004 ISO legacy, Marie Jourdain de Muizon; Late stages of Stellar Evolution, Joris A.D.L. Blommaert, Jan Cami, Ryszard Szczerba, Michael J. Barlow; Interstellar Medium; The Cool Interstellar Medium, Alain Abergel, Laurent Verstraete, Christine Joblin, René Laureijs, Marc-Antoine Miville-Deschênes; High excitation ISM and gas, Els Peeters, Nieves Leticia Martín-Hernández, Nemesio J. Rodríguez-Fernández, Xander A.G.G.M. Tielens; The Ice Survey Opportunity of ISO, Emmanuel Dartois; Our local Universe...; Normal Nearby Galaxies, Marc Sauvage, Richard J. Tuffs, Cristina C. Popescu; Obscured Activity: AGN, Quasars, Starbursts and ULIGs observed by the Infrared Space Observatory, Aprajita Verma, Vassilis Charmandaris, Ulrich Klaas, Dieter Lutz, Martin Haas; ... and beyond; The European Large Area ISO Survey, Seb Oliver and Francesca Pozzi; ISO's Contribution to the Study of Clusters ofGalaxies, Leo Metcalfe, Dario Fadda, Andrea Biviano