Operational Project Spotlight

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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Spitzer Space Telescope Spitzer Spitzer Missions & Centers

The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF), the infrared component of NASA's series of Great Observatories, was launched on August 25, 2003. The Spitzer Science Center is located within IPAC, and the Spitzer Heritage Archive is hosted by IRSA.

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Operational Data Archives at IPAC

Infrared Science Archive Irsa_sq IRSA Data Archives Operational

The NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) is the infrared component of the NASA archive centers. Specifically, IRSA’s charter states that it will (1) curate and serve scientific data products from NASA’s infrared and sub-millimeter projects and missions, (2) enable optimal scientific exploration of these data sets by astronomers, and (3) support planning for, operation of, and data set generation from NASA missions.

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NASA Exoplanet Archive Nasaexoplanetarchive_logo NASA Exoplanet Archive Data Archives Operational

The NASA Exoplanet Archive is a general purpose stellar and exoplanet archive dedicated to supporting the astronomical community’s exoplanet discovery and characterization activities. It pursues two main avenues: it collects basic data for stars with exoplanets and stars that are potential hosts for exoplanets; and it archives time series data from programs searching for exoplanet transits.

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Keck Observatory Archive Koa KOA Data Archives Operational

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) is a NASA-funded collaboration between the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) at IPAC and the W. M. Keck Observatory (WMKO). KOA has been archiving data from the High Resolution Echelle Spectrograph (HIRES) and data acquired with the Near InfraRed echelle SPECtrograph (NIRSPEC). The archived data extend back to 1994 for HIRES and 1999 for NIRSPEC.

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NASA Extragalactic Database Nedlogo NED Data Archives Operational

NED is the world's largest database of cross-correlated multiwavelength data for extragalactic objects, providing a systematic fusion of information integrated from hundred of large sky surveys and tens of thousands of research publications. The contents and services span the entire observed spectrum from gamma rays through radio frequencies.

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