What does IRAS stand for?

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Infrared Reflection-Absorption Spectroscopy

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Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore



infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy

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Infra Red Astronomical Satellite

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Implementation Of Readac Automated Systems

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What does IRAS mean?

The Infrared Astronomical Satellite was the first-ever space-based observatory to perform a survey of the entire sky at infrared wavelengths. Launched on January 25, 1983, its mission lasted ten months. The telescope was a joint project of the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Over 250,000 infrared sources were observed at 12, 25, 60, and 100 micrometer wavelengths.

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