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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope - the infrared Great Observatory. Observes asteroids, comets, extrasolar planets, stars, galaxies and more...
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NASA Spitzer 7h
Rime of the Ancient Astronomer: Dr. Deborah Levine waxes poetic with a tale in verse in the latest Spitzer blog post!
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NASA JPL 8h
Three cheers for one of ’s four Great Observatories! Come talk with us about as we highlight some of the best moments from the mission. Tonight, Jan. 23 at 7 pm PT (10 pm ET, 0300 UTC). Watch & chat at
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NASA Spitzer 13h
This is happening at 7 pm TONIGHT at , and again at 7 pm tomorrow at . Tonight's event will be livestreamed and archived on YouTube.
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NASA Jan 22
The legacy of will live on! After more than 16 years of studying the universe in infrared, the space telescope will retire on Jan. 30. One of our greatest observatories will be remembered for its discoveries in and out of our solar system:
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NASA JPL Jan 22
After more than 16 years of revealing the universe in light our eyes cannot see, 's mission will come to a close on Jan. 30. Here's what it found and how it worked for so long:
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
Spitzer pioneered the successful passive cooling that will use. It also taught us a lot about operating an infrared telescope from far away.
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
During the 2016 NASA Senior Review process, the agency made a decision to close out Spitzer. The closeout was initially planned for 2018 in anticipation of . When Webb's launch was postponed, Spitzer was granted its fifth and final extension.
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
You can learn about about here: We're looking forward to i!
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
Replying to @SAbatzi
Good luck with your studies! Spitzer was not the first infrared observatory, but advanced the science. You can read more about the mission here:
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
Replying to @tatemono_PL
Lyman Spitzer Jr. was the first person to propose the idea of placing a large telescope in space and was the driving force behind the development of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
Infrared gives you the best hope of understanding the composition of exoplanet atmospheres. Lots of the interesting molecules (oxygen, methane, etc.) can best be seen in infrared.
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
Spitzer will be in safe mode in an Earth-trailing orbit around the Sun, but will be decommissioned.
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
Spitzer Project Scientist Mike Werner: Spitzer observed dust from the Deep Impact spacecraft collision and helped us learn more about the primordial material buried beneath the comet's outer surface, which also helps us better understand exoplanetary systems.
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
Astrophysics Division Director : "Operation of Spitzer is becoming more difficult as it gets farther away from Earth... In the very near future, it will become very difficult to operate."
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
Spitzer Project Scientist Mike Werner: "We have a database and archive with millions of sources. Spitzer data has given birth to hundreds of scientific papers that will be used by scientists far into the future."
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
Spitzer Scientist Farisa Morales: "Spitzer has been revolutionary because it's the effort of hundreds of people coming together."
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NASA JPL Jan 22
Live now! Join us to celebrate before the 16+ year mission comes to a close. It's your chance to ask mission scientists about their discoveries, and engineers how they kept it running so long. Tag Qs
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NASA Spitzer Jan 22
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NASA Jan 22
LIVE NOW: Celebrate the legacy of , our space telescope that introduced us to baby stars, Earth-sized exoplanets and distant galaxies once invisible to us. Watch and ask ?s using :
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NASA Solar System Jan 22
Our Spitzer Space Telescope, designed to reveal the far, cold and dusty side of the universe, made discoveries its designers never even imagined, including some in our own solar system. Here are 10 science findings in our own cosmic backyard:
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