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06.14.18

News

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06.14.18

Media Information

For the Press Media ContactsElizabeth Landau Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Spitzer Science Center, Pasadena, CA tel... view page

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12.14.15

Fast Facts

The Spitzer Space Telescope is a space-borne, cryogenically-cooled infrared observatory capable of studying object... view page

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07.30.15

Recent History

Bahcall Report:Following the resounding success of the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) mission and the increa... view page

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04.02.14

Explore

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11.04.13

Mission Overview

The Spitzer Space Telescope is the final mission in NASA's Great Observatories Program - a family of four space-base... view page

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10.04.12

Privacy Policy

Notice to Users -- Privacy NoticeWe collect no personal information about you when you visit this Web site, unless ot... view page

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07.18.11

Image Use Policy

Unless otherwise noted, images and video on Spitzer public web sites (public sites ending with a spitzer.caltech.edu ... view page

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10.06.10

Home

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08.27.10

Early History

To get around Earth's atmosphere, astronomers in the1960s began attaching telescopes to huge balloons to carry them ... view page

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08.27.10

Store-and-Dump Telemetry

Spitzer is also able to maximize its efficiency by utilizing a "store-and-dump" method of transferring data from the... view page

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08.27.10

Clever Choice of Orbit

The Spitzer redesign also managed to cut costs by placing the observatory into an Earth-trailing orbit. Instead of o... view page

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08.27.10

Infrared Detector Developments

Spitzer's redesign benefited greatly from the dramatic technological developments made in infrared detectors and li... view page

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08.27.10

The Cryostat

Spitzer is designed to look at faint heat radiation from objects in space. In order to be able to do this, the instr... view page

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08.27.10

The Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)

The Multiband Imaging Photometer is one of Spitzer's three science instruments. Like IRAC, it is an imaging camera, b... view page

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08.27.10

The Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)

The Infrared Spectrograph is one of Spitzer's three science instruments. It provides both high- and low-resolution sp... view page

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08.27.10

The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)

The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) is one of Spitzer's three science instruments. It is an imaging camera, designed to... view page

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08.27.10

The Multiple Instrument Chamber

Spitzer's Multiple Instrument Chamber contains the cold parts of Spitzer's three scientific instruments: Infrared Ar... view page

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08.27.10

The Telescope

Spitzer's telescope is a lightweight reflector of Ritchey-Chrétien design, with a mirror measuring 85 centimeters in ... view page

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08.27.10

The Cryogenic Telescope Assembly

All of Spitzer's cold items are kept in the Cryogenic Telescope Assembly (CTA), which is made up of four main-parts:... view page

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08.27.10

The Spacecraft

Spitzer's spacecraft refers to the uncooled portion of the observatory, including the Solar Panel Assembly, the ... view page

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08.27.10

The Solar Panel Assembly

Spitzer's Solar Panel Assembly is designed to provide the electrical power needed to operate the Observatory. It is ... view page

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08.27.10

The Spacecraft Bus

Spitzer's Spacecraft Bus is an octagonal structure at the base of the Observatory that houses the avionics and the w... view page

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08.27.10

Extrasolar Planets

Spitzer marked a new age in planetary science by being the first telescope to directly detect light of planets outsid... view page

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08.27.10

Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) / Supermassive Black Holes

Most galaxies contain at least one, and occasionally several, super-massive black holes at their center, although not... view page

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08.27.10

Distant Galaxies and Origins of the Universe

The Universe is expanding. This means that from Earth, astronomers see that the most distant galaxies seem to be movi... view page

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08.27.10

Giant Molecular Clouds

Scattered throughout the interstellar medium - the space between stars - giant molecular clouds, comprised primarily ... view page

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08.27.10

Dwarfs and Low Mass Stars

The bright and massive stars that dominate our night sky are actually a minority in the Universe. Most stars in the c... view page

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08.26.10

Zoomables

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08.26.10

Wallpapers

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08.25.10

History

The Universe is continually radiating a wealth of information to Earth, sending signals in wide-spectrum of light.  ... view page

08.25.10

Technology

The Spitzer Space Telescope is a technological marvel, featuring many innovations never before used on a space missi... view page

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07.28.10

Credits

The Spitzer Space Telescope World Wide Web Site is the result of a collaborative effort by the Education and Public O... view page

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06.29.10

About the Color Mapping Table

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, like many other astronomical observatories, observes light that falls far outside the... view page

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10.02.09

Where is Spitzer Now?

Spitzer's current orientation as seen from Earth.Position of Spitzer relative to the Earth.The picture is scheduled t... view page

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10.02.09

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10.02.09

Science

The Universe is continually radiating a wealth of information to Earth, sending signals in wide-spectrum of light. H... view page

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10.01.09

Galaxies and the Universe's Origins

Infrared emission from most galaxies comes primarily from three sources: stars, interstellar gas, and dust. With NASA... view page

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10.01.09

Planets and Disks

The heat-sensitive infrared eyes of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are perfect for studying distant planet forming di... view page

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10.01.09

Dying Stars

Like celestial chemical factories, stars spend their lives fusing hydrogen and helium atoms to forge heavier elements... view page

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10.01.09

Stars

Stars form like raindrops in space, from condensing clouds of gas and dust. Technically these luminaries do not visib... view page

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10.01.09

Spitzer's Heritage

NASA's Spitzer Spitzer Space Telescope builds on a solid scientific and technical foundation established by two pre... view page

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10.01.09

Program Management

In most previous flight development programs, the design and requirements of the mission were completed first, and t... view page

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10.01.09

Innovations

When the National Academy of Sciences declared the Spitzer Space Telescope the highest-priority new initiative in as... view page

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10.01.09

The Outer Shell

The outer shell of the Cryostat Telescope Assembly is made of a dust cover, an outer shield (cooled by helium vapor ... view page

10.01.09

Lyman Spitzer Jr.

Denise Applewhite, Princeton UniversityLyman Spitzer, Jr. (1914-1997) was one of the 20th century's great scientists... view page

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10.01.09

PS3 Themes

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10.01.09

Screensavers

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10.01.09

Models

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10.01.09

Posters

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09.19.09

Feedback

The Spitzer Science Center strives to maintain a Web site that is easy to use and informational. If you have question... view page

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03.04.09

The Spitzer Team

The primary organizations responsible for the design, development, and operation of Spitzer are: -- Jet Propulsion ... view page

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12.15.08

Images

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