Herschel and ALMA measurements of dust and molecules in supernova 1987A
Paper in proceedings, 2013

Dust production by supernovae is important in the dust life cycle of a galaxy. The explosion of SN 1987A was the nearest SN detected in the last 400 years, allowing us detailed studies of contemporary evolution of a supernova for the first time. In 2011, Matsuura et al. reported 0.4-0.7 M of dust in SN 1987A based on Herschel HERITAGE survey data, which is surprisingly large compared to prior measurements of supernovae. In this paper, we present our follow-up studies of this important discovery about SN 1987A using the Herschel Space Observatory and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA). We highlight two important results, the detection of cold molecular gas and dust in the ejected material of SN 1987A. Our results suggest that SNe are significant producers of dust and molecules, as well as heavy elements, driving chemical evolution of galaxies.

Author

Margaret Meixner

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Johns Hopkins University

R. Indebetouw

University of Virginia

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Mikako Matsuurae

University College London (UCL)

J. Kamenetzky

University of Colorado at Boulder

R. McCray

University of Colorado at Boulder

Eli Dwekg

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

G. Zanardo

ICRAR

L. Staveley-Smith

ICRAR

T. Potter

ICRAR

M. J. Barlow

UCL

J. A. Yates

UCL

B. Swinyard

UCL

B. Arbutina

University of Belgrade

D. Urosevic

University of Belgrade

V. Zekovic

University of Belgrade

A. Bolatto

UMD

C. Vlahakis

ESO

R. Wesson

ESO

R. Chevalier

University of Virginia

C. Fransson

Stockholm University

D. Burrows

Penn State

Maarten Baes

Ghent university

J. Verstappen

Ghent university

I. De Looze

Ghent university

G. Gentile

Ghent university

J. Fritz

Ghent university

P. Bouchet

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

K. Okumura

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

M. Sauvage

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

K. A. Misslet

UAz

H. L. Gomez

Cardiff University

T. L. Lim

RAL

M. A. T. Groenewegen

ROB

G. Van de Steene

ROB

P. A. M. van Hoof

ROB

P. Royer

KU Leuven

G. Sonneborn

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

G. C. Clayton

LSU

E. J. Montiel

LSU

B. Gaensler

The University of Sydney

R. Kirshner

Harvard University

A. Soderberg

Harvard University

M. Lakicevic

Keele University

J. T. van Loon

Keele University

K. S. Long

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

J. Roman-Duval

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

K. Gordon

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

P. Lundqvist

Stockholm Observatory

Ivan Marti-Vidal

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

J.M. Marcaide

Universitat de Valencia

C. Y. Ng

The University of Hong Kong

S. Park

University of Texas at Arlington

M. Otsuka

ASIAA

Karin Sandstrom

MPIA

S. Hony

MPIA

B. Babler

University of Wisconsin Madison

T. Nozawa

University of Tokyo

Proceedings of Science

18248039 (eISSN)

Vol. Part F113823

Life Cycle of Dust in the Universe: Observations, Theory, and Laboratory Experiments, LCDU 2013
Taipei, Taiwan,

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