First Light from Japan's AKARI - Universe Today
Reflection nebula IC4954. Image credit: ESA. Click to enlarge Japan’s newly launched AKARI spacecraft took its first images on April 13, 2006, testing out its scientific instruments. AKARI (formally known as ASTRO-F) used its Far Infrared Surveyor and near-mid-infrared camera to make a survey of the entire sky in 6 infrared wavebands. It was then … Continue reading "First Light from Japan’s AKARI"