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CfA-Built Telescope on IRIS Sees First Light

25 Jul 2013, 17:30 UTC
CfA-Built Telescope on IRIS Sees First Light

July 25, 2013: NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) observatory has produced its first images and spectra of a little understood region of the Sun through which the energy that supports the Sun's hot corona is transported. IRIS was launched on June 27, 2013, and the front cover of the IRIS telescope was opened on July 17.

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