Abstract

Molecular problems of astrophysics, such as the question of the presence of molecular hydrogen in planets and in the interstellar medium or the question of the composition of comets, have stimulated a good deal of laboratory and theoretical work in molecular spectroscopy. Conversely, advances in molecular spectroscopy have made possible a better understanding of many astrophysical phenomena. Examples for this mutual cross-fertilization are discussed.

© 1965 Optical Society of America

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