IRAS infrared astronomy satellite

IRAS infrared astronomy satellite

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Credit: MARK WILLIAMSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: IRAS infrared astronomy satellite on display at the National Space Centre, Leicester, UK. Image shows the sunshade surrounding the telescope aperture and thermal insulating foil to maintain a steady temperature within the telescope.

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Keywords: aperture, astronomy, astrophysics, foil, infrared, insulating, insulation, internal reflection, ir, iras, leicester, national space centre, physics, reflection, research, satellite, space, space science, spacecraft, sunshade, technology, telescope, temperature, thermal, uk, united kingdom, universe

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