Science with the World Space Observatory - Ultraviolet

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The World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet (WSO-UV) will provide access to the UV range during the next decade. The instrumentation on board will allow to carry out high resolution imaging, high sensitivity imaging, high resolution (R similar to 55000) spectroscopy and low resolution (R similar to 2500) long slit spectroscopy. In this contribution, we briefly outline some of the key science issues that WSO-UV will address during its lifetime. Among them, of special interest are: the study of galaxy formation and the intergalactic medium; the astronomical engines; the Milky Way formation and evolution, and the formation of the Solar System and the atmospheres of extrasolar planets.
International Conference on Untraviolet Properties of Evolved Stellar Populations, APR 16-20, 2007, Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO