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Paper: Results from the Herschel Key Program MESS
Volume: 445, Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars II: Shining Examples and Common Inhabitants
Page: 567
Authors: Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Waelkens, C.; Barlow, M. J.; Kerschbaum, F.; Garcia-Lario, P.; Cernicharo, J.; Blommaert, J. A. D. L.; Bouwman, J.; Cohen, M.; Cox, N.; Decin, L.; Exter, K.; Gear, W. K.; Gomez, H. L.; Hargrave, P. C.; Henning, Th.; Hutsemékers, D.; Ivison, R. J.; Jorissen, A.; Krause, O.; Ladjal, D.; Leeks, S. J.; Lim, T. L.; Matsuura, M.; Nazé, Y.; Olofsson, G.; Ottensamer, R.; Polehampton, E.; Posch, T.; Rauw, G.; Royer, P.; Sibthorpe, B.; Swinyard, B. M.; Ueta, T.; Vamvatira-Nakou, C.; Vandenbussche, B.; Van de Steene, G. C.; Van Eck, S.; van Hoof, P. A. M.; Van Winckel, H.; Verdugo, E.; Wesson, R.
Abstract: MESS (Mass loss of Evolved StarS) is a Herschel Guaranteed Time Key Program that will image about 100, and do spectroscopy of about 50, post-main-sequence objects of all flavours: AGB stars, post-AGB stars, planetary nebulae, luminous blue variables, Wolf-Rayet stars, and supernova remnants. In this review the implementation and current status of MESS is outlined, and first results are presented.
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