Interstellar Medium Ionization – Definition & Detailed Explanation – Astronomical Phenomena Glossary

I. What is Interstellar Medium Ionization? The interstellar medium (ISM) is the vast expanse of space between stars and galaxies that is filled with gas and dust. Ionization refers to the process of removing one or more electrons from an atom or molecule, creating ions. Interstellar medium ionization occurs when high-energy radiation, such as ultraviolet … Read more