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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

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

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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10.01.09

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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