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FIRE is a new spectrometer in development for the 6.5 meter Magellan telescopes that will cover the full 0.8-2.5 micron band at a spectral resolution of 50 km/s. FIRE is designed to deliver high sensitivity with minimal contamination from atmospheric foregrounds, opening the door for new angles of astronomical research.

Infrared spectroscopy is a fundamental technique for studying the early universe, low mass stars, the Milky Way Galaxy, gamma-ray bursts, the Solar System, and much more.

Advances in detector and cryogenic technologies are enabling the construction of sensitive new instruments to explore this region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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FIRE is supported by the National Science Foundation, Grant No. 0619490