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Artist's Conception of Spitzer Ejecting its Dust Cover
Dust cover

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)

Artwork • August 23rd, 2003 • dust_cover


The Spitzer Space Telescope was launched with a dust cover protecting the telescope. This image shows the dust cover being ejected into space shortly after launch.

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Technology > Observatory > Facility
Technology > Observatory > Telescope
Technology > Spacecraft > Orbiter
Planet > Type > Terrestrial