Science with the World Space Observatory - Ultraviolet
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- Gómez de Castro A.I. et al. (2009) Science with the World Space Observatory - Ultraviolet. In: New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics II. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings. Springer, New York, NY
The World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet (WSO-UV) will provide access to the UV range during the next decade. The instrumentation on board will allow to carry out high resolution imaging, high sensitivity imaging, high resolution (R ~ 55000) spectroscopy and low resolution (R ~ 2500) long slit spectroscopy. In this contribution, we briefly outline some of the key science issues that WSO-UV will address during its lifetime. Among them, of special interest are: the study of galaxy formation and the intergalactic medium; the astronomical engines; the Milky Way formation and evolution, and the formation of the Solar System and the atmospheres of extrasolar planets.
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