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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A review of 1983 images taken by NASA's Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) revealed the predicted pattern.
Studies in the 1980s with the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) showed that few stars older than 10 million years have dust in their planet-forming regions.
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.
Meanwhile, on the ground, an international team will prepare catalogs of the sources Akari detected, which will supersede the 20-year-old infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) survey and provide rich target lists for new observatories such as the European Space Agency's soon-to-be-launched Herschel satellite (5&T: December 2006, page 30).
Backman of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., 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).
The deepest data sets the website currently draws on are the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the all-sky survey from 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.
Back in 1983, data from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) hinted at the presence of warm dust around Beta ([beta]) Pictoris, a star lying only 63 light-years away.
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.

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