Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey


SINGS Research Project Operational


The Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS) is a comprehensive imaging and spectroscopic study of 75 nearby galaxies (D < 30 Mpc). When combined with coordinated observations at visible, near-infrared, ultraviolet, and radio wavelengths, the data will provide definitive insights into the physical processes connecting star formation to the ISM properties of galaxies, and a vital foundation of data, diagnostic tools, and astrophysical inputs for understanding the distant universe, ultraluminous galaxies, and the formation and evolution of galaxies.

SINGS is one of six approved original  Spitzer Space Telescope Legacy Science Projects. The Legacy Program was designed to maximize the scientific utility of the Spitzer Space Telescope by yielding an early and long-lasting scientific heritage.

IPAC's role:

SINGS team members include many past and present IPAC scientists, including Lee Armus, Daniel Dale, George Helou, Tom Jarrett, Eric Murphy and Kartik Sheth. SINGS data is hosted by IRSA at IPAC, including the raw observations from Spitzer in the Spitzer Heritage Archive, and enhanced data products and tools.


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