Ice and Dust in the Prestellar Dark Cloud Lynds 183: Preplanetary Matter at the Lowest Temperatures

@article{Whittet2013IceAD,
  title={Ice and Dust in the Prestellar Dark Cloud Lynds 183: Preplanetary Matter at the Lowest Temperatures},
  author={Douglas C. B. Whittet and Charles A. Poteet and J. E. Chiar and Laurent Pagani and Varun Bajaj and David J. Horne and Sachindev S. Shenoy and Andrew J. Adamson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={774},
  pages={102}
}
Dust grains are nucleation centers and catalysts for the growth of icy mantles in quiescent interstellar clouds, the products of which may accumulate into preplanetary matter when new stars and solar systems form within the clouds. In this paper, we present the first spectroscopic detections of silicate dust and the molecular ices H2O, CO, and CO2 in the vicinity of the prestellar core L183 (L134N). An infrared photometric survey of the cloud was used to identify reddened background stars, and… Expand
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