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2005A&A...432..547C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 432, 547-557 (2005/3-3)

The 90-110 µm dust feature in low to intermediate mass protostars: Calcite?


Abstract (from CDS):

We present ISO spectra between 60 and 180µm of 32 protostars of low to intermediate mass. About half of the spectra present a dust feature between ∼90 and ∼110µm. We describe the observational characteristics of this feature, which seems to be due to one single carrier. In Class 0 sources the feature peaks around 100µm, while in AeBe stars it peaks around 95µm. The feature peak position seems to mostly depend on the temperature of the dust of the source, suggesting reprocessing of the dust. We present arguments for the identification of the observed feature as due to calcite, and estimate that about 10% to 30% of elemental Ca is locked up in it. Therefore, calcite seems to be formed relatively easily around protostars despite the observation that on Earth it needs aqueous solutions. This rises the question of whether conditions simulating liquid water are common around forming stars and what creates them.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: abundances - ISM: molecules - stars: formation - ISM: dust, extinction - ISM: lines and bands - infrared: ISM

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