Guildford Astronomical Society

Prof Haley Gomez

A list of talks to GAS by Prof Haley Gomez is shown below.

DateTalk at GAS meeting
2 Feb 2017Supernovae as Cosmic Dust Factories


Cosmic dust has a huge impact on our view of the heavens, yet its origin is still a mystery. Massive stars, which live fast and die young, culminating in an explosion (supernovae), could provide a source of dust grains and explain the dusty galaxies seen in the early Universe. Our observations which detect heat directly from cool dust suggest that supernovae are indeed prolific dust factories and are important for producing the first solid particles in the Universe.