The study, published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics on May 20, 2019, is based in particular on measurements of comet 46P/Wirtanen carried out by SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
GREAT is a high-resolution spectrometer for astronomical observations on board of SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
), a modified Boeing 747 SP aircraft that serves as a flying observatory.
From a cruising altitude of nearly 14,000 metres (45,000 feet), the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
, or SOFIA, avoided 85 percent of the atmospheric "noise" of ground-based telescopes.
16 and 17, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
(SOFIA) captured an image of comet 46P/Wirtanen when the aircraft was flying at 40,000 feet.
George Helou Lebanese-American astrophysicist and AUB graduate, has made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of infrared astronomy
, providing insight into the birth and evolution of stars and galaxies.
The James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2018, may be the talk of the town in infrared astronomy
circles, and for a bunch of reasons; for its staggering capabilities to look further and deeper into the universe than ever before possible, or for its eye-watering price tag of $8.8bn ...
In addition, a NASA 747SP aircraft based at the center carries an airborne infrared telescope named SOFIA, Stratospheric Observatory to Infrared Astronomy
Nordlund also said that there is interest by Cypriot scientists in infrared astronomy
for the future Euclid mission of ESA, which is a mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe, and the James Web Space Telescope, which will help scientists find out more about the origins of the Universe by observing infrared light from the first stars and galaxies and show in detail how stars and planets form.
Observations made with NASA's flying observatory, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
(SOFIA) indicate that nova eruptions create elements that can form rocky planets, much like Earth.
GREAT, Armstrong Hangar 703, Palmdale 2014 fixes on the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies (great), a spectrometer capable of identifying the "fingerprints" of molecules millions of light-years away from its position on board the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
(Sofia), a flying observatory jointly maintained by nasa and the German Aerospace Center.
-- Seeing the Heat: From William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory
Most books covering infrared astronomy
assume a prior background in advanced math and astronomy, so it's a surprise to find a physics book that assumes neither, but provides a comprehensive (and comprehendible) overview to infrared and its applications.