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By Catherine Cesarsky, Alberto Salama

Stars are born and die in clouds of gasoline and dirt, opaque to such a lot varieties of radiation, yet obvious within the infrared. Requiring complicated detectors, house missions and cooled telescopes, infrared astronomy is the final department of this self-discipline to come back of age. After a really winning sky survey played within the eighties via the IRAS satellite tv for pc, the Infrared house Observatory, within the nineties, introduced impressive advances within the figuring out of the approaches giving upward thrust to robust infrared emission via an outstanding number of celestial assets.

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