Spitzer Team Blog

Are Giants Messy Eaters? 08.28.15 - When stars eat planets, are they messy eaters? Do they leave any crumbs? Our upcoming refereed journal article describes our new research done on this topic – done with high school students!

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Cosmic Screensavers, posters, wallpaper, widgets, and more!


Build your own Spitzer Space Telescope out of paper, legos or 3D computer models.


A new way to share the universe, browse astronomical images from different missions around the world. Explore Spitzer's collection or any image with infrared data.

Cool Cosmos

Educational resources highlighting the science of light and infrared astronomy. This site includes fun games, images, lesson plans, and much more!

Virtual Telescopes

Browse Spitzer images inside of Google Sky and Microsoft's World Wide Telescope. Pan, zoom and change the opacity of the images to see how Spitzer's infrared images stack up to the visible light equivalents. You can even take virtual tours around the cosmos!