Terahertz astronomy from the coldest place on Earth

Christopher K. Walker, Craig A. Kulesa

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Abstract

Many atoms and molecules have emission lines that occur at THz frequencies. These emission lines can be used to probe the conditions in Giant Molecular Clouds (GMCs) throughout our galaxy. From studying the star formation process in GMCs we will gain a better understanding of the origin of planetary systems like our own. The high Antarctic plateau offers unique opportunities for observatories optimized for this important wavelength regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005
Pages3-4
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005 - Williamsburg, VA, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2005Sep 23 2005

Publication series

NameThe Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005
Volume1

Other

Other30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005
CountryUnited States
CityWilliamsburg, VA
Period9/19/059/23/05

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    Walker, C. K., & Kulesa, C. A. (2005). Terahertz astronomy from the coldest place on Earth. In The Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005 (pp. 3-4). [1572377] (The Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005; Vol. 1).