Interstellar Medium Projects

The Role of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Dense Cloud Absorption Features: The Last Major Unanswered Question in Interstellar Ice Spectroscopy

Saturday, January 01 2011 - 10:44 am, PST
This program makes extensive use of three major NASA-funded databases: the Spitzer archive, the 2MASS archive, and the NASA Ames PAH database in order to answer the last major unanswered question in interstellar ice spectroscopy: what role do PAHs play in contributing to unidentified absorption features observed in dense cloud spectra.

The Stratospheric TeraHertz Observatory

Monday, January 28 2008 - 10:02 am, PST
Study of the life cycle of interstellar medium using spectral line imaging by the Stratospheric TeraHertz Observatory, furthering our understanding of star formation.