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Are spiral galaxies heavy smokers?

Davies, Jonathan Ivor, Disney, Michael John and Phillipps, S. 1990. Are spiral galaxies heavy smokers? Sky and Telescope 80 , pp. 37-41.

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Abstract

The dustiness of spiral galaxies is discussed. Starburst galaxies and the shortage of truly bright spiral galaxies is cited as evidence that spiral galaxies are far dustier than has been thought. The possibility is considered that the dust may be hiding missing mass.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: cosmic dust, infrared astronomy, spiral galaxies, infrared astronomy satellite, missing mass (astrophysics), spaceborne astronomy
Publisher: Sky Publishing
ISSN: 0037-6604
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:26
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/39182

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