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Infrared View of Spitzer
Sirtf ir 2

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

Artwork • August 23rd, 2003 • SIRTF_ir_2


The Spitzer Space Telescope seen against the infrared sky. The band of light is the glowing dust emission from the Milky Way galaxy seen at 100 microns (as seen by the IRAS/COBE missions).The disk of the Milky Way near the Rho Ophiuchi star formation region extends behind Spitzer.

About the Object

Spitzer Space TelescopeMilky WayRho Ophiuchi
Technology > Observatory > Facility
Technology > Observatory > Telescope
Technology > Spacecraft > Orbiter
Galaxy > Component > Dust Lane
Galaxy > Component > Disk
Nebula > Type > Star Formation