What does IRAS stand for?
What does IRAS mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: IRAS.
We've found a total of 5 definitions for IRAS:
Infrared Reflection-Absorption Spectroscopy
Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy
Implementation Of Readac Automated Systems
Infra Red Astronomical Satellite
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.