Water in Interstellar Space and Stars

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 368)

Abstract

Water molecules are also present in interstellar space where they can be formed e.g. in the protection of dust particles (protection against short wavelength radiation). Even in sunspots water molecules have been detected. Water Masers which are extremely strong sources of water line emission are also discussed. Water molecules may be also found in galaxies.

Keywords

Star Formation Interstellar Medium Globular Cluster Molecular Cloud Spiral Galaxy 
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  1. 1.Institut für Geophysik, Astrophysik und MeteorologieUniversität GrazGrazAustria

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