March 28, 2003 12:38 PM   Subscribe

The Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC has been completed after 4 years and 5 million images. Detailed infrared images have been mapped into beautiful false color images. Be sure to check out the 2MASS home page at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. So, what's your favorite astronomy related site or image? (via CNN)
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posted by turbodog at 3:10 PM on March 28, 2003

HubbleSite (since APOD is already posted).
posted by Zonker at 3:19 PM on March 28, 2003

Woo hoo! I still have my Orion in Infrared t-shirt that I got at the IPAC facility at CalTech when I was a special investigator there in 1989.

I dont know why but I've always had a fondness for the beauty of M104 - also known as the Sombrero Galaxy.
posted by vacapinta at 3:28 PM on March 28, 2003

I worked briefly on IRAS in the post-mission phase. I then spent about 8 years working on the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO). I'm not a scientist, I'm a programmer.

I remember a while back, we had a load of IRAS Sky Survey (ISSA) images stored on magnetic tape, which had degraded over the years because of poor storage conditions. I had to manually load them all onto a tape reader and recover as many as I could onto the optical jukebox.
posted by salmacis at 4:26 PM on March 28, 2003

vacapinta - I know why: it's spectacular!
posted by Songdog at 12:57 PM on March 31, 2003

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