infrared astronomy


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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.

infrared astronomy

n
(Astronomy) the study of radiations from space in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum
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NASA on Friday said it was preparing the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy for its 2018 observations that are planned to take place between February 2018 and January 2019.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy aircraft was just beginning the second half of an overnight mission on Jan.
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.
Meanwhile, NASA had dispatched the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) to Christchurch, New Zealand, to observe Southern objects for six weeks.
Infrared Astronomy -- 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.
Officially known as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA is a heavily modified Boeing 747 Special Performance jetliner, with a 17A[degrees]tonne, 8A[degrees]ft telescope mounted behind a giant sliding door that reveals the infrared telescope to the skies.
teachers are among 24 educators selected to fly on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, the world's largest flying telescope, in 2014.
NASA Begins Search for Potential SOFIA Partners NASA issued a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting potential partners interested in using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft for scientific investigations or for other potential uses.
They made the breakthrough by using the airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

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