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What does IRAS stand for?

IRAS stands for Infrared Astronomy Satellite

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The atmosphere's average temperature, they calculate, is about 106 kelvins, rather than the 60 K surface temperature measured in 1983 by the Infrared Astronomy Satellite.
A combination of a near-infrared camera and multi-object spectrometer, it will equip Hubble to study the faint heat emissions from objects such as possible planetary systems now forming elsewhere in the galaxy, some of them first spotted in 1983 by the Infrared Astronomy Satellite.
Knap and her colleagues came to their conclusion after carefully analyzing data collected in 1983 by the Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS).
Yet even with such a weak tendency for Pluto's methane to free itself from its icy state, it has been suggested in several reports that the cold little world may have a methane atmosphere--even a "significant' one, according to paper published several months ago on the basis of observations by the Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS).