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The National Institute for Astrophysics (Italian: Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, or INAF) is an Italian research institute in astronomy and astrophysics, founded in 1999. INAF funds and operates twenty separate research facilities, which in turn employ scientists, engineers and technical staff. The research they perform covers most areas of astronomy, ranging from planetary science to cosmology.
INAF coordinates the activities of twenty research units, nineteen in Italy and one in Spain:
INAF is involved in scientific collaborations with several international institutions, including: