Infrared Astronomical Satellite


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Infrared Astronomical Satellite:

see infrared astronomyinfrared astronomy,
study of celestial objects by means of the infrared radiation they emit, in the wavelength range from about 1 micrometer to about 1 millimeter. All objects, from trees and buildings on the earth to distant galaxies, emit infrared (IR) radiation.
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This intriguing conclusion stems from the overlap of two studies -- an investigation of the dynamics of interplanetary dust particles an observations taken in 1983 with NASA's Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), notes Dermott.
explains that the new radio survey of Fomalhaut has confirmed in a concrete manner observations made a decade ago with the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS).
In comparing their topographic map to an all-sky survey of galaxies observed by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite, the researchers found that areas of high mass density do indeed correlate with areas where galaxies cluster.
Sykes began his rocky odyssey while a graduate student in 1986, when he spotted an odd feature in several images constructed from data gathered by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) in 1983.
In the June 27 NATURE, researchers who had recently observed several celestial bodies viewed in 1983 by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite reported they had found a remarkable object: a distant, irregular blob--possibly a galaxy in the throes of creation -- emitting a powerful far-infrared signal.

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