What can the mid-infrared tell us about the universe?

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The Mid Infra Red Instrument, or MIRI, is due to fly on the James Webb Space Telescope, and will observe distant galaxies and cold gas and dust.  It can observe light with a wavelength of 5 to 27 microns, which is virtually impossible on Earth, where it is absorbed by the atmosphere.  MIRI hopes to see the most distant galaxies and shed light on the distribution of hydrogen gas in the universe...
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

or [chapter podcast=3826 track=12.01.25/Naked_Astronomy_12.01.25_9638.mp3] Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
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