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Tim Pyle (born 23 October 1969) is an American filmmaker and animator based in Southern California.
Pyle's credits include Nickelodeon's Invader Zim series and SyFy Channel's Children of Dune miniseries, for which he won an Emmy certificate in 2003.
Pyle has worked at Caltech/IPAC since 2004 developing artwork and animation for NASA missions. These incdlude the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Kepler Space Telescope, and the Jet Propulsion Lab's exoplanet division. He writes, directs, produces, animates, and composes music for the educational NASA webseries IRrelevant (IR-relevant) Astronomy.
A space telescope or space observatory is an instrument located in outer space to observe distant planets, galaxies and other astronomical objects. Space telescopes avoid the filtering of ultraviolet frequencies, X-rays and gamma rays; the distortion (scintillation) of electromagnetic radiation; as well as light pollution which ground-based observatories encounter.
Infrared astronomy is the branch of astronomy and astrophysics that studies astronomical objects visible in infrared (IR) radiation. The wavelength of infrared light ranges from 0.75 to 300 micrometers. Infrared falls in between visible radiation, which ranges from 380 to 750 nanometers, and submillimeter waves.
Far-infrared astronomy is the branch of astronomy and astrophysics that deals with objects visible in far-infrared radiation.
The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) was the first-ever space telescope to perform a survey of the entire night sky at infrared wavelengths.
The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), is an infrared space telescope. It was launched in 2003 and is planned to be retired on 30 January 2020.
NASA's series of Great Observatories satellites are four large, powerful space-based astronomical telescopes launched between 1990 and 2003. They were built with different technology to examine specific wavelength/energy regions of the electromagnetic spectrum: gamma rays, X-rays, visible and ultraviolet light, and infrared light. Three remain operational as of 2019.
Ed Wasser is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Morden in Babylon 5.
Visible-light astronomy encompasses a wide variety of observations via telescopes that are sensitive in the range visible light. Visible-light astronomy is part of optical astronomy, and differs from astronomies based on invisible types of light in the electromagnetic radiation spectrum, such as radio waves, infrared waves, ultraviolet waves, X-ray waves and gamma-ray waves. Visible light ranges from 380 to 750 nanometers in wavelength.
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) provides science operations, data management, data archives and community support for astronomy and planetary science missions. IPAC has a historical emphasis on infrared-submillimeter astronomy and exoplanet science. IPAC has supported NASA, NSF and privately funded projects and missions. It is located on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.
Doris Daou is a Lebanese-born astronomer from Canada who is Director for Education and Public Outreach of the NASA Lunar Science Institute and the program contact for NASA's "Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx)".
NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Perseus. It belongs to the Perseus molecular cloud.
An infrared telescope is a telescope that uses infrared light to detect celestial bodies. Infrared light is one of several types of radiation present in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Dr. Michelle Lynn Thaller is an North American Astronomer and research scientist. Thaller is the assistant director for Science Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
IRrelevant Astronomy is a web series produced by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Each episode explains a general science concept or reveals science news relevant to Spitzer. The "IR" in the title stands for "infrared", making the title refer to "infrared-relevant astronomy." The first episode launched on January 15, 2008 on the Spitzer Space Telescope website.
Michael D. Bicay is an astronomer and the Director of Science at the NASA Ames Research Center.
The Near-Earth Object Surveillance Mission (NEOSM), formerly called Near-Earth Object Camera (NEOCam) is a planned space-based infrared telescope designed to survey the Solar System for potentially hazardous asteroids.
RCW 79 is an emission nebula in the constellation Centaurus.
LRLL 54361 also known as L54361 is thought to be a binary protostar producing strobe-like flashes, located in the constellation Perseus in the star-forming region IC 348 and 950 light-years away.
OGLE-2014-BLG-0124Lb is one of the farthest planets that we know of today. It is approximately 13,000 light years away, located near the center of the galaxy. The planet was discovered using a technique called microlensing. In this case it took 150 days. Two telescopes are used to detect the planet and the time difference between identification by each telescope is used to calculate the distance to the planet. This also contributes to determining the mass of the planet which is about half of Jupiter's. The planet orbits a star with a mass of 0.7 solar masses and is 3.1 AUs from it.
The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) is an infrared camera system on the Spitzer Space Telescope which operates in the mid-infrared spectrum. It is composed of four detectors that operate simultaneously at different wavelengths; all four were in use until 15 May 2009 when its cryostat ran out of liquid helium. As of 2017, the spacecraft is operating as a warm extended mission, in which two of the four detectors remain functional.