The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at Caltech is dedicated to science operations, data archives, and community support for astronomy and solar system science missions, with a historical emphasis on infrared-submillimeter astronomy and exoplanet science.

Headlines

Most Luminous Galaxy Is Ripping Itself Apart Ipac2016-003_tn WISE Fri, Jan 15, 2016

In a far-off galaxy, 12.4 billion light-years from Earth, a ravenous black hole is devouring galactic grub. Its feeding frenzy produces so much energy, it stirs up gas across its entire galaxy.

NASA's Great Observatories Weigh Massive Young Galaxy Cluster Feature16-03_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Data from three of NASA's Great Observatories uncover the most massive galaxy cluster ever detected in the early universe.

Discovering Our Universe from the Classroom: Teacher Program Brings NASA Research to Schools across America Partner097_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Jan 06, 2016

More than 50 teachers, students and astronomy educators from the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) will be attending the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Galvanized by Genuine Research Experiences, NITARP Program Alumni Flock to International Astronomy Conference Partner098_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Nine NITARP alumni educators, some of their current students, and a student alumna have all returned this year to AAS, paying their own way to attend the international conference.

NASA Telescopes Find 'Twins' of Superstar Eta Carinae Feature16-02_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Jan 06, 2016

A new study has found five objects with similar properties to the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years of Earth.

Runaway Stars Leave Infrared Waves in Space Feature16-01_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Tue, Jan 05, 2016

Astronomers are finding dozens of the fastest stars in our galaxy with the help of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

Dark Universe Mission Ready to Take Shape Euclid2015-01_tn Euclid Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Euclid, a planned mission to investigate the profound cosmic mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, has passed its preliminary design review. This clears the way for construction to begin. Euclid is a European Space Agency mission with important contributions from NASA, including infrared detectors for one instrument and science and data analysis.

Status Report for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Spitzer Space Telescope Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Engineers and scientists have been busy recovering the Spitzer Space Telescope from standby mode since it experienced an anomaly on Nov. 26, 2015. On Dec. 14, they successfully turned on the telescope's primary instrument, the infrared array camera, or IRAC.

Events

Josh Schlieder Science Talk Feb 10th, 2016 12:15 pm
Patrick Ogle (IPAC) --- Super Spiral Galaxies Science Talk Feb 24th, 2016 12:15 pm
Community Astrophysics with WFIRST: Guest Observer and Archival Science Conference Feb 29th — Mar 2nd, 2016 8:00 am
Olivier Dore (JPL) Science Talk Mar 9th, 2016 12:15 pm
Robert Hurt (IPAC) Science Talk Mar 16th, 2016 12:15 pm

Bulletins

Discovering Our Universe from the Classroom: Teacher Program Brings NASA Research to Schools across America Ipac2016-001_tn News Release Wed, Jan 06, 2016

More than 50 teachers, students and astronomy educators from the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) will be attending the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Galvanized by Genuine Research Experiences, NITARP Program Alumni Flock to International Astronomy Conference Ipac2016-002_tn News Release Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Nine NITARP alumni educators, some of their current students, and a student alumna have all returned this year to AAS, paying their own way to attend the international conference.

New Montage Software Version Supports Data Cubes Montage_dss_pleiades_mosaic Announcement Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Version 4.0 of the Montage Image Mosaic Toolkit has been released with a BSD 3-clause license. This is major new release that contains new modules to support processing of data cubes, and a command-line visualization tool.

Community Astrophysics with WFIRST: Guest Observer and Archival Science Announcement Thu, Oct 22, 2015

The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), in coordination with the WFIRST Study Office at GSFC and JPL, are pleased to announce that registration is now open for "Community Astrophysics with WFIRST: Guest Observer and Archival Science" - an international meeting to be held in Pasadena from 29 February through 2 March 2016.

50 Years of Infrared Astronomy 50yearsirposter_r5 Announcement Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The development of Infrared astronomy over the past fifty years has transformed our view of the Universe. This year we celebrate five decades of IR astronomy at Caltech. In particular, we honor the contributions of Gerry Neugebauer, Keith Matthews, and Tom Soifer to the past, present and future of IR astronomy at Caltech.