The Herschel ATLAS
The Herschel ATLAS is the largest open-time key project that will be carried out on the Herschel Space Observatory. It will survey 570 deg2 of the extragalactic sky, 4 times larger than all the other Herschel extragalactic surveys combined, in five far-infrared and submillimeter bands. We describe the survey, the complementary multiwavelength data sets that will be combined with the Herschel data, and the six major science programs we are undertaking. Using new models based on a previous submillimeter survey of galaxies, we present predictions of the properties of the ATLAS sources in other wave bands.
Additional Information© 2010 The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received 2009 October 19; accepted 2010 March 29; published 2010 April 22. We thank the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Italian Space Agency (ASI contract I/016/07/0 COFIS) for funding. This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED), which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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