Interstellar Dust

  • H. Elsässer
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 22)


Interstellar matter is an important component of our Galaxy although its mass may be less than 10% of the whole system. The structure of the Galaxy is strongly affected by the distribution of interstellar matter and its evolution is mainly determined by the amount of interstellar gas and dust which is available for star formation.


Diffuse Light Interstellar Dust Interstellar Extinction Extinction Curve Galactic Latitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Elsässer
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie und Landessternwarte HeidelbergGermany

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