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MIPS Instrument

The Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) was the far-infrared instrument for the Spitzer Space Telescope. Launched in August, 2003, MIPS provided imaging capabilities at 24, 70, and 160 microns as well as low resolution spectral energy distributions between 50 and 100 microns, until the Spitzer cryogen ran out in April, 2009. Of note was the development of the first large format far infrared arrays at Steward Observatory. The MIPS team was led by Principal Investigator Professor George Rieke. Learn more.


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