Operational Project Spotlight

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Wise WISE Missions & Centers

The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) provides an all-sky survey from 3 to 25 microns which is up to 500 times more sensitive than the previous infrared all-sky survey from IRAS survey. WISE launched on 14 December 2009. The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) is responsible for data processing and archiving, and preparing images for public release into the image gallery.

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Planck Planck_sq Missions & Centers

Planck's objective is to analyze, with the highest accuracy ever achieved, the remnants of the radiation that filled the Universe immediately after the Big Bang, which we observe today as the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The US Planck Data Center is located at IPAC, and IPAC generated the Early Release Compact Source Catalog (ERCSC), the first public data product from the mission.

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All Research Projects at IPAC

5mJy Unbiased Spitzer Extragalactic Survey 5muses 5MUSES Research Projects Operational

The 5mJy Unbiased Spitzer Extragalactic Survey (5Muses) is a mid-infrared spectroscopic survey of 330 galaxies with Spitzer's Infrared Spectrograph (IRS).

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Cosmic Evolution Survey COSMOS Research Projects Operational

COSMOS is an HST Treasury Project to survey a 2 square degree equatorial field with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The project also incorporates major commitments from other observatories, including Spitzer, GALEX, the VLA radio telescope, ESO's VLT in Chile, ESA's XMM X-ray satellite, and Japan's 8-meter Subaru telescope in Hawaii.

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Great Observatories All-Sky LIRG Survey Goals GOALS Research Projects Operational

The Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey (GOALS), is combining imaging and spectroscopic data from NASA's Spitzer, Hubble, Chandra and GALEX space-borne observatories in a comprehensive study of over 200 of the most luminous infrared-selected galaxies in the local Universe.

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Herschel Infrared Galactic Plane Survey Hi-GAL Research Projects Operational

The Herschel infrared Galactic Plane Survey (Hi-GAL) is a Herschel Open Time Key Project to map the inner Milky Way galaxy in 5 bands between 60 and 600 microns with diffraction limited spatial resolution.

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MIPS Galactic Plane Survey Mipsgal_sq MIPSGAL Research Projects Operational

MIPSGAL is an extensive infrared survey of the Galactic plane of the Milky Way, our Galaxy, using the Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey Sings_sq SINGS Research Projects Operational

The Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS) is a comprehensive imaging and spectroscopic study of 75 nearby galaxies (D < 30 Mpc).

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Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic Survey Swire_patch SWIRE Research Projects Operational

The Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic survey is one of six very large programs undertaken as Legacy surveys during the first year of flight of the Spitzer Space Telescope. SWIRE has imaged nearly 50 square degrees (equal to the area of 250 full moons) divided among 6 different directions on the sky, detecting over 2 million galaxies by their heat radiation, some of them over 11 billion light years away.

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The Panchromatic Hubble Ultra Deep Field: Ultraviolet Coverage Uvudf UVUDF Research Projects Operational

The Panchromatic Hubble Ultra Deep Field: Ultraviolet Coverage (UVUDF) is a treasury Hubble Space Telescope program using the WFC3-UVIS detector with the F225W, F275W, and F336W filters. These UV images will reach point source detection limits of AB=29, a factor of ten fainter than the GALEX ultradeep surveys.

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Young Stellar Object Variability YSOVAR Research Projects Operational

The Young Stellar Object Variability project (YSOVAR) is an Exploration Science program being conducted by the Spitzer Space Telescope during its warm mission with the InfraRed Array Camera (IRAC).

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Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey CANDELS Research Projects Operational

CANDELS is a powerful imaging survey of the distant Universe being carried out with two cameras on board the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Dwarf Archives Landtdwarf Research Projects Operational

DwarfArchives.org is an online archive containing astrometric, photometric, and spectroscopic information for all known L and T dwarfs, as well as a select sample of over 500 M dwarfs.

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Habitable Zone Gallery Habitable Zone Gallery Research Projects Operational

The Habitable Zone Gallery (www.hzgallery.org) is a new service to the exoplanet community which provides Habitable Zone information for each of the exoplanetary systems with known planetary orbital parameters.

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Key Insights on Nearby Galaxies: a Far-Infrared Survey with Herschel Kingfish KINGFISH Research Projects Operational

The KINGFISH project (Key Insights on Nearby Galaxies: a Far-Infrared Survey with Herschel) is an imaging and spectroscopic survey of 61 nearby (d < 30 Mpc) galaxies, chosen to cover the full range of integrated properties and local interstellar medium (ISM) environments found in the local Universe.

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MIPS Galactic Plane Survey II MIPSGAL II Research Projects Operational

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Spitzer Mapping of the Outer Galaxy SMOG Research Projects Operational

The Spitzer Mapping of the Outer Galaxy (SMOG) project is a 21 square degree area mapping of a representative region of the outer Galaxy (l=102-109, b=0-3) using Spitzer's IRAC and MIPS instruments.

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WFC3 Infrared Spectroscopic Parallel Survey WISPs Research Projects Operational

The WISP survey is a large Hubble Space Telescope pure parallel program with the WFC3 G102 and G141 infrared grisms. The broad, continuous, spectral coverage of the G102 and G141 grisms provides the best currently feasible measurement of the star formation rate continuously from 0.5 <z < 2.5.

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