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Fundamental problems in astrophysics

Gómez de Castro, Ana Inés and Wamsteker, Willem and Barstow, Martin and Brosch, Noah and Kappelmann, Norbert and Kollatschny, Wolfram and de Martino, Domitilla and Pagano, Isabella and des Etangs, Alain Lecavelier and Ehenreich, David and Reimers, Dieter and González Delgado, Rosa and Najarro, Francisco and Linsky, Jeff (2006) Fundamental problems in astrophysics. Astrophysics and space science, 303 . pp. 133-145. ISSN 0004-640X

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Progress of modern astrophysics requires the access to the electromagnetic spectrum in the broadest energy range. The Ultraviolet is a fundamental energy domain since it is one of the most powerful tool to study plasmas at temperatures in the 3,000-300,000 K range as well as electronic transitions of the most abundant molecules in the Universe. Moreover, the UV radiation field is a powerful astrochemical and photoionizing agent. The objective of this review is to describe the crucial issues that require access to the UV range. A summary has been added to the end with a more classic view of UV needs by astronomical object type; this approach is followed at length in the rest of the contributions of this issue.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Active galactic nuclei; intergalactic medium; escaping atmosphere; fuse; gas; disk; absorption; redshift; hydrogen; carbon; UV astronomy
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Astronomy
ID Code:16009

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