Universe to be snapped in infrared

An infrared space telescope that will make a three-dimensional map of the Universe has just launched. Astronomers plan to study everything from asteroids to galaxies with the telescope.

Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (JAXA) launched the orbiting telescope from the Uchinoura Space Center in Japan at 06:28 local time on 22 February.

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