infrared astronomy(redirected from Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy)
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The branch of astronomy that uses observations of emissions in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum to study extraterrestrial sources such as stars, planets, galaxies, and interstellar gas and dust clouds.
(Astronomy) the study of radiations from space in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum