Welcome to the IPAC gallery! This gallery provides images and
information about projects that have been and currently are being
supported by IPAC.
IRAS - the Infrared
Satellite Observatory was launched in 1983 and scanned more than 96 percent
of the sky in four infrared bands centered at 12, 25, 60 and 100 microns.
IRAS increased the number of cataloged astronomical sources by almost 50%,
detecting about 250,000 infrared sources.
The IRAS Gallery includes all sky images
as well as several images of molecular clouds and galaxies.
The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
, which began taking data in 1997, is a ground based survey which scanned
the entire sky in three near-infrared bands.
2MASS Gallery includes several spectacular images of galaxies as well
as regions within our own Galaxy, including portions of the Galactic Plane
and the Orion Nebula.
Space Experiment (MSX) was launched in 1996.
During its 10 months of operation, MSX gathered a vast
amount of data on the infrared emission from the gas and dust which permeates
the universe. The MSX Gallery contains
wonderful images of the galactic center.