Mass Loss from Red Giants in the Magellanic Clouds

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Here we present exciting new results and explanations about an ambitious astronomical research programme, based around our approved Spitzer Space Telescope programme entitled

Mass loss from red giants: its development, dust properties, and dependence on the stellar parameters mass, luminosity and metallicity

led by the Australian astronomer Dr. Peter Wood and an international team of astronomers.

BREAKING NEWS: Spitzer sees ices in magellanic baby star!

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Find out about the red giant stars we study, the galaxies they live in, and the gas and dust they blow away to form new stars and planets. Be amazed by the new discoveries as the Spitzer Space Telescope observes these obscure objects in the sky.

Professional astronomers may be particularly interested in the infrared spectra we take, and the results of our analyses. Links are provided which direct them to the associated publications.

The Spitzer Space Telescope has now taken all of the data for our programme.