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Title: Late stages of stellar evolution
Authors: Waelkens, Christoffel #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: E d p sciences
Host Document: Astronomy in the submillimeter and far infrared domains with the herschel space observatory vol:34 pages:223-233
Series Title: EAS PUBLICATIONS SERIES
Conference: Les Houches Winter School 2007 Les Houches, FRANCE, APR 23-MAY 04, 2007
Abstract: Mass loss is an important ingredient in the evolution of stars, in particular during late stages of stellar evolution, when mass loss often is the dominant factor. The far-IR window enables to probe the outflows of evolved stars at different depths, providing direct access to the driving mechanisms. The spatial and spectral resolution of Herschel offer important clues to study the geometry and the composition of the circumstellar gas and dust, and to describe and understand the spatial and temporal availability of the mass loss from initially spherical stars.
ISBN: 978-2-7598-0390-3
ISSN: 1633-4760
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Institute of Astronomy
# (joint) last author

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