IRAS

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IRAS

abbreviation for
(Astronautics) Infrared Astronomical Satellite, a pioneering international earth-orbiting satellite that during 1983 made an all-sky survey at infrared wavelengths
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The image also includes data from NASA's Infrared Astronomy Satellite (pink) and the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope in the Netherlands (gray-blue).
In 1983, NASA's Infrared Astronomy Satellite revealed that Arp 220 is one of the brightest of about a dozen galaxies that emit most of their light in the infrared.
Observations made in 1983 by the Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS) during its 10-month mission have helped astronomers map emissions of infrared radiation (heat) from distant interstellar and interplanetary dust clouds.
Called the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO), it will expand on 1983 observations by the Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS), a primarily U.S.-sponsored craft that took the first-ever survey of the infrared sky from above Earth's atmosphere.

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