The present and future of planetary nebula research. A white paper by the IAU planetary nebula working group

K. B. Kwitter, R. H. Méndez, M. Peña, L. Stanghellini, R. L M Corradi, O. De Marco, X. Fang, R. B C Henry, A. I. Karakas, X. W. Liu, J. A. López, A. Manchado, Q. A. Parker

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We present a summary of current research on planetary nebulae and their central stars, and related subjects such as atomic processes in ionized nebulae, AGB and post- AGB evolution. Future advances are discussed that will be essential to substantial improvements in our knowledge in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-223
Number of pages21
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • ISM: Abundances
  • Planetary nebulae: general
  • Stars: AGB and post- AGB
  • Stars: evolution

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