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Paper: Ices in the Taurus dark cloud environment
Volume: 73, Airborne Astronomy Symposium on the Galactic Ecosystem: From Gas to Stars to Dust
Page: 75
Authors: Chiar, J. E.; Whittet, D. C. B.; Adamson, A. J.; Kerr, T. H.
Abstract: Field stars provide an important means for probing undisturbed regions of molecular clouds where icy mantles are most likely to form. Combining observation of field stars with those of protostars provides a comparison of the extent of grain processing in photostellar environments. The Taurus dark cloud provides an ideal environment for the formation of icy mantles as it is free from shocks and bright internal sources of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Earlier low-resolution observations of the Taurus cloud done by Whittet et al. (1989) showed that about 30 percent of the available CO is depleted on to the grains.
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