By now, most of us have heard the news that NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) is about to launch into orbit on October 17.
This new mission is designed to study infrared light from space and is the largest and most sensitive instrument ever built.
While WMAP is a huge achievement in its own right, the fact that it is also being used to measure infrared light is quite extraordinary.
It’s a feat of science fiction that has only been achieved by a few other instruments, and only for the very tiny fraction of the population that uses infrared detectors to monitor their environment.
We’re seeing a lot more of this happening now.
NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) recently released a video detailing the WMAP instrument’s first step toward being able to detect IR wavelengths in space.
The video starts out with a video showing a sample of space dust in an X-ray source.
The dust has been ejected from the Sun’s atmosphere and has a diameter of about 1 millimeter.
The sample is made up of a variety of materials, including dust grains that are mostly silicon, silicon dioxide, and silicon carbide.
The film shows a sample being examined by an infrared spectrometer and is then analyzed with a light detector.
The spectrometers used on the instrument are located in a suite of instruments that have been designed to measure various types of infrared light, including visible, near-infrared, ultraviolet, and x-ray.
These instruments can be used to study the physical properties of material that is around us, such as how materials interact with each other and with eachother in space, or how those materials are influenced by other things, such a magnetic field, or by other phenomena.
As you can see in the video, this particular sample of material has a very thin layer of silicon dioxide in it, which can help to separate out the silicon dioxide from the other parts of the sample, and it can also help to distinguish between the different wavelengths of light coming from the sample.
The light detector itself is a very sensitive instrument.
It is able to distinguish the wavelengths of the infrared light coming off of the dust grains by just looking at them.
The infrared light that comes off the sample is detected by the spectrometeethat is emitted by the sample and picked up by a laser on the spectrograph.
The laser then scans the sample with a special detector that detects the light.
In order to do this, the instrument has to be placed at a very high altitude, at a precise location, and under extremely challenging conditions.
This is all very difficult to do, but this is exactly what NASA is doing to make this instrument possible.
It takes years of preparation and research to get the instruments up into space, and NASA says that the instrument is designed for the next generation of space instruments.
In fact, the first instrument that NASA is using to measure the spectrum of IR is called the XMM-Newton Spectrograph (XMM-NSS), which will also be able to measure IR wavelengths.
The instrument will be used for measurements that are not part of WMAP’s primary mission.
It will also help scientists understand how the space environment interacts with the interstellar medium and how this affects space weather and the evolution of space weather.
The XMM instrument is the size of a dime and is capable of collecting data on up to 1 meter in diameter.
It has a beam of 10,000 photons per second, and a wavelength of 754 nanometers.
NASA says the XMR instrument is able the detect up to 614 nanometers of infrared, which is equivalent to about 2.4 million times more light than the Hubble Space Telescope.
The new instrument is expected to be launched in 2020 and be operational for several years before it’s sent to space.
If all goes according to plan, the XM instrument will provide measurements of IR wavelengths up to 3.4 microns, which will help scientists to understand how space weather is influencing our planet and our lives.
It should also help astronomers learn more about how different types of objects in the universe interact with the solar wind and how we might be able find planets orbiting other stars.
While the WMAC, the spacecraft that launched WMAP in 2015, is the primary instrument for this study, other instruments will be able help to understand infrared light.
The STScI has launched the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrographic Spectrographer (STIS) and the Space-borne Micro-Spectrograph Instrument (SPMIG), both of which will be equipped with a spectrographic spectrographers that can detect wavelengths of infrared that range from 7 to 40 nanometers (see the list of the instruments that will be in orbit below).
The STIS instrument will measure the wavelengths that are emitted by stars in the visible spectrum, as well as infrared light emitted by gas