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  1. IRAS

    The Infrared Astronomical Satellite was the first-ever space-based observatory to perform a survey of the entire sky at infrared wavelengths. Launched on January 25, 1983, its mission lasted ten months. The telescope was a joint project of the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Over 250,000 infrared sources were observed at 12, 25, 60, and 100 micrometer wavelengths.


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tails(adverb)

(on) the side of a coin that does not have the head of the sovereign etc on it

He tossed the coin and it came down tails.

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