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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).

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Spring 2016 IPAC Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship Announcement Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate student fellowships beginning in the Spring of 2016. 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 2016.

Far IR Surveyor Workshop Irpanel Announcement Fri, Mar 27, 2015

NASA is seeking input from the science community that will culminate in a decision to support studies of three or four large missions to prepare for the next Decadal Survey in Astrophysics. A white paper released by NASA's Astrophysics Division lists four candidate missions, including a Far-Infrared Surveyor mission.

2015 Greater IPAC Science Symposium Announcement Mon, Mar 16, 2015

The fifteenth annual Greater IPAC Science Symposium will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, 2015. The Science Symposium is a forum for all staff members of IPAC, the Spitzer Science Center (SSC), the NASA Herschel Science Center (NHSC) and the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) to present, discuss and learn about the diverse research that is being carried out at the Greater IPAC.