We present the severe, systematic uncertainties currently facing our understanding of dust emission, which stymie our ability to truly exploit dust as a tool for studying galaxy evolution. We propose a program of study to tackle these uncertainties, describe the necessary facilities, and discuss the potential science gains that would result.
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- May 2019
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- White paper was submitted to the US National Academies' Astro2020 Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics