Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Infrared Sky

University of Washington

Explore the hidden infrared Sky.

The Improved Reprocessing of the IRAS Survey (IRIS) is a full sky survey in the Infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this region the emission of dust in our own galaxy dominates the sky. Try to imagine how astronomy would be different if we could only see in the Infrared.

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