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The Interstellar Medium

  • Hannu Karttunen
  • Pekka Kröger
  • Heikki Oja
  • Markku Poutanen
  • Karl Johan Donner
Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)

Abstract

Although most of the mass of the Milky Way Galaxy is condensed into stars, interstellar space is not completely empty. It contains gas and dust, in the form both of individual clouds and of a diffuse medium. Interstellar space typically contains about one gas atom per cubic centimetre and one dust particle in 100000 cubic centimetres.

Keywords

Interstellar Medium Galactic Plane Supernova Remnant Planetary Nebula Interstellar Cloud 
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References

  1. Dyson, J. E., Williams, D. A. (1980): The Physics of the Interstellar Medium (Manchester University Press, Manchester)Google Scholar
  2. Longair, M. S. (1981): High Energy Astrophysics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge)Google Scholar
  3. Spitzer, L. (1978): Physical Processes in the Interstellar Medium (Wiley, New York)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannu Karttunen
    • 1
  • Pekka Kröger
    • 1
  • Heikki Oja
    • 1
  • Markku Poutanen
    • 1
  • Karl Johan Donner
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatory and Astrophysics LaboratoryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinki 13Finland

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