How do scientists turn data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope into the incredible images we see? It's not as simple as just snapping a picture of the universe. There is a process for gathering the data from Spitzer and coding it so that colors and pictures can emerge from the data. The process can be lengthy, but well worth the breathtaking images we receive in the end.
For more information on the Spitzer Space Telescope go to www.nasa.gov/spitzer.
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