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Exploring the Distant Universe With the Spitzer Space Telescope
American Institute of Physics (2004)
  • Sarah J.U. Higdon, Cornell University
  • James L. Higdon, Cornell University
  • D. Weedman, Cornell University
  • James R. Houck, Cornell University
  • B. T. Soifer, California Institute of Technology
  • L. Armus, California Institute of Technology
  • V. Charmandaris, Cornell University
  • Terry L. Herter, Cornell University
Abstract
The infrared Spitzer Space Telescope is the last of NASA’s Great Observatories. Highlights of the first results from the Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) Extragalactic Team are given. The main focus of this paper is a demonstration of the unprecedented sensitivity of the IRS, which makes observations of distant, dust enshrouded galaxies possible.
Keywords
  • Infrared Telescopes,
  • Space based telescope,
  • Interstellar dust,
  • Observatories,
  • Physics,
  • Physics demonstrations
Publication Date
December 10, 2004
DOI
10.1063/1.1848321
Citation Information
Sarah J.U. Higdon, James L. Higdon, D. Weedman, James R. Houck, et al.. "Exploring the Distant Universe With the Spitzer Space Telescope" American Institute of Physics (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_higdon/24/