COBE's Infrared View of the Universe: Extragalactic Background

COBE's Infrared View of the Universe: Extragalactic Background

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News release ID: STScI-1998-01
Release Date: Jan 9, 1998
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After the infrared light from our solar system and galaxy has been removed, what remains is a uniform cosmic infrared background. The line across the center is an artifact from removal of galactic light. The DIRBE team reports detection of this cosmic background light also at 140 micrometers, and has set limits to its brightness at eight other infrared wavelengths from 1.25 to 100 micrometers.


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Announcements, Astronomical, Hubble Telescope

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Credit: Michael Hauser (STScI), the COBE/DIRBE Science Team, and NASA