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Submillimetre Wave Spectroscopy In Astronomy Related To The ESA-project FIRST (Far Infrared Submillimetre Space Telescope)
Author(s): G. Winnewisser
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Paper Abstract

The scientific objectives of a submillimetre heterodyne mission are summarized. Interstellar submillimetre wave radiation emanates from a wide diversity of "cool" astronomical objects ranging from the recombination era of the early universe to circumstellar shells of late type stars and planetary atmospheres within the solar system. The present design status of the Far-Infrared and Submillimetre Space Telescope (FIRST) is reported. Some recent new scientific observations pertaining to interstellar molecular submillimetre spectroscopy are reviewed.

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Date Published: 21 April 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0598, Instrumentation for Submillimeter Spectroscopy, (21 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952311
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G. Winnewisser, Physikalisches Institut der Universitat zu Koln (FRG)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0598:
Instrumentation for Submillimeter Spectroscopy
Erik L. Kollberg, Editor(s)

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