Are supernovae the dust producer in the early universe?

Jeonghee Rho, Danny Milisavljevic, Arkaprabha Sarangi, Raffaella Margutti, Ryan Chornock, Armin Rest, Melissa Graham, J. Craig Wheeler, Darren DePoy, Lifan Wang, Jennifer Marshall, Grant Williams, Rachel Street, Warren Skidmore, Yan Haojing, Joshua Bloom, Sumner Starrfield, Chien Hsiu Lee, Philip S. Cowperthwaite, Guy S. StringfellowDeanne Coppejans, Giacomo Terreran, Niharika Sravan, Thomas R. Geballe, Aneurin Evans, Howie Marion

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Whether supernovae are a significant source of dust has been a long-standing debate. The large quantities of dust observed in high-redshift galaxies raise a fundamental question as to the origin of dust in the Universe since stars cannot have evolved to the AGB dust-producing phase in high-redshift galaxies. In contrast, supernovae occur within several millions of years after the onset of star formation. This white paper will focus on dust formation in SN ejecta with US-Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) perspective during the era of JWST and LSST.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Apr 17 2019

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