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10.23.20

Apps

Design a GhoulWhen NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope spied these nebulae, they seemed to look right back at us! Do you s... view page

04.29.20

Video Conferencing Backgrounds

Add some Spitzer style to your video conference background with these videos and images. Click on a thumbnail to view... view page

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11.28.19

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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11.28.19

Exoplanets

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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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

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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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