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

Follow the Dust to Find Planets Feature14-21_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Researchers studying what appears to be a beefed-up version of our solar system have discovered that it is encased in a halo of fine dust. The findings are based on infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, in which NASA is a partner.

NASA Rocket Experiment: Universe is Brighter Than We Thought Partner089_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Nov 06, 2014

A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infrared light in the dark space between galaxies, a diffuse cosmic glow as bright as all known galaxies combined. The glow is thought to be from orphaned stars flung out of galaxies.

Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared Feature14-20_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Oct 22, 2014

It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV show, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly released image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1291.

Welcome to ENSCI Morrisroe_ipac Euclid Tue, Oct 21, 2014

NASA has established the Euclid NASA Science Center at IPAC (ENSCI) in order to support US-based investigations using Euclid data. ENSCI will participate in the Euclid Consortium’s Science Ground Segment, providing algorithm and software development, participating in data quality assurance, and performing data processing. In addition, ENSCI will support the US research community by providing expert insight into the Euclid surveys, data processes, calibration, and products.

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe Sextansa_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Oct 15, 2014

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe Glx2014-01f_img01_tn GALEX Wed, Oct 15, 2014

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies.

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe Sextansa_tn Herschel Space Observatory Wed, Oct 15, 2014

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

Wide-field InfraRed Surveys: Science and Techniques Wfirsconferenceposter_tn Euclid Wed, Oct 01, 2014

The conference is intended for scientists to consider recent progress from missions such as Spitzer, Kepler, Hubble, Planck, WISE and Herschel, as it affects the design and utilization of the next generation of space-based infrared surveys, including the Decadal Survey's top priority, a wide-field infrared survey telescope. The conference will expose the participants to the capabilities currently envisaged for WFIRST-AFTA.

Events

WISE at 5: Legacy and Prospects Sticky: Meeting Feb 10th — 12th, 2015 9:00 am

Jonathan Fraine (UMd) Science Talk Dec 17th, 2014 12:15 pm
Diana Dragomir (LCOGT) Meeting Apr 1st, 2015 12:15 pm

Bulletins

WISE at 5: Legacy and Prospects Announcement Mon, Oct 13, 2014

This conference will celebrate what has been done with WISE, what is being done with NEOWISE, and what will be done in the future.

Wide-field InfraRed Surveys: Science and Techniques Announcement Fri, Apr 25, 2014

This conference is intended for scientists to consider recent progress especially from NASA missions such as Spitzer, Kepler, Hubble and WISE, as it affects the design of the next generation of space-based infrared surveys, including the Decadal Survey's top priority, a wide-field infrared survey telescope (WFIRST).

KOA Releases ESI Data Science Release Thu, Jul 31, 2014

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) has released to the public, data from the Echellette Spectrograph and Imager (ESI) instrument. 780 nights of data have been released, consisting of 21,988 science files and 27,935 calibration files. KOA has also released to PIs, 973 nights of data from the the now decommissioned Near Infrared Camera (NIRC), comprising 263,238 files with a data volume of 276 GB. These data will start to become public in July 2015.

Spring 2015 IPAC Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship Announcement Mon, Jun 09, 2014

The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate student fellowships beginning in the Spring of 2015. The program is designed to allow students from other institutions to visit IPAC-Caltech and perform astronomical research in close association with an IPAC staff member during Spring 2015.

KOA Releases DEIMOS Data Announcement Wed, Apr 02, 2014

The Keck Observatory Archive has released to the public 628 nights of data from the DEIMOS instrument. The released data include 27,409 science files and 56,514 calibration files. Another 665 nights of data will be released as their propriety period expires. Altogether, the DEIMOS total includes 38,308 science files and 71,881 calibration files (10.2 TB total)