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UV spectrum of supernova remnant reveals carbon depletion in the interstellar medium

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The first observation of the far UV, emission line spectrum of a supernova remnant (SNR), namely a filament in the Cygnus Loop, suggests that carbon, initially depleted in the gaseous phase by a factor of 10, is progressively returned to this phase, presumably by destruction of graphite grains in the high temperature, post-shock region.

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  1. Astronomy Division, ESTEC, VILSPA, ESA, Villafranca Del Castillo, Madrid, Spain

    • P. Benvenuti
  2. Astrophysical Observatory, University of Padova, 36012, Asiago, Italy

    • S. D'Odorico
  3. Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatory, Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University, ACT 2606, Australia

    • M. A. Dopita
  4. Astrophysical Observatory, Asiago, Italy

    • P. Benvenuti

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