EAS Publications Series
Volume 35, 2009Interstellar Dust from Astronomical Observations to Fundamental Studies
|Page(s)||3 - 14|
|Published online||26 February 2009|
F. Boulanger, C. Joblin, A. Jones and S. Madden (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 35 (2009) 3-14
A View of Our Current Knowledge of Dust: Where Do We Go from Here?
Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris Sud, CNRS, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Corresponding author: Anthony.Jones@ias.u-psud.fr
This introductory article aims to give a brief overview of our current view of interstellar dust studies with a particular emphasis on the properties of dust at low temperatures and long wavelengths. An understanding of these dust properties will be key in unravelling the wealth of data that will be forthcoming from the imminent, space-based Herschel and Planck missions, and from the ALMA telescopes.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2009
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