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10.14.05

Do Other Solar Systems Exist?

'Ask an Astronomer' explains how we detect planets around other stars. watch now

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10.14.05

Why Does the Moon Look Like It Changes?

Phases of the Moon are clearly explained in this 'Ask an Astronomer' episode. watch now

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10.14.05

Can You Feel a Solar Wind?

This 'Ask an Astronomer' segment attempts to explain what a solar wind is (and is not). watch now

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10.14.05

What Is a Brown Dwarf?

'Ask an Astronomer' explains one of the strangest objects in outer space. watch now

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10.14.05

Why Is Spitzer Painted Black?

The Spitzer Space Telescope has a funny paint job. This 'Ask an Astronomer' segment explains why. watch now

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10.14.05

How Do Stars Live and Die?

'Ask an Astronomer' tackles stellar evolution. watch now

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10.14.05

Are Other Solar Systems Like Our Own?

Solar systems come in a large variety of flavors, as this 'Ask an Astronomer' video shows. watch now

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10.14.05

Why Doesn't the Moon Fall Down?

This 'Ask an Astronomer' episode explains how orbits work. watch now

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10.14.05

What Causes an Eclipse of the Moon?

This 'Ask an Astronomer' episode explains lunar eclipses. watch now

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08.25.03

Infrared Launch

When Spitzer launched Monday, 25 August 2003 at 1:35:39 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, me... watch now

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01.01.03

Artist Concept - Spitzer Orbit

Spitzer's innovative Earth-trailing orbit is depicted. watch now

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01.01.03

Artist Concept - Spitzer Observation Cycle

An observation cycle is illustrated in this animation, with Spitzer obtaining data, transmitting that data to Earth, ... watch now

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01.01.03

Artist Concept - Spitzer Visible and IR view 2

Spitzer is portrayed here first in visible light, then against the same background in the infrared. watch now

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01.01.03

Artist Concept - Spitzer Visible and IR view 1

Spitzer is portrayed here first in visible light, then against the same background in the infrared. watch now

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01.01.03

Artist Concept - Spitzer Top View

View of Spitzer from the top watch now

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01.01.03

Artist Concept - Flyaround of Spitzer

A flyaround of Spitzer in orbit. watch now

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01.01.03

Artist Concept - Spitzer Cover Ejection

Spitzer ejects its dust cover. watch now

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01.01.03

Artist Concept - Spitzer IR Flyaround

Spitzer is portrayed here against an infrared sky. watch now

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01.01.03

Artist Concept - Spitzer Flies Away

Spitzer speeds away from Earth after its separation from its Delta II rocket. watch now

 

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