Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S332, P364-369 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317011619 View full text
Farid Salama, Ella Sciamma-O’Brien, Cesar S. Contreras, Salma Bejaoui

Abstract: AbstractWe describe the characteristics and the capabilities of the laboratory facility, COSmIC, that was developed at NASA Ames to generate, process and analyze interstellar, circumstellar and planetary analogs in the laboratory. COSmIC stands for ’Cosmic Simulation Chamber’ and is dedicated to the study of neutral and ionized molecules and nanoparticles under the low temperature and high vacuum conditions that are required to simulate various space environments such as diffuse interstellar clouds, circumstel…

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