Spitzer Space Telescope Beauty Pass

Observatory Animations Video • January 28th, 2020 • ssc2020-05v1

This animation depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope as it might appear in space if viewed in infrared light. The background image is derived from Spitzer's observations of our Milky Way.

For over 16 years, Spitzer helped astronomers explore the hidden universe of infrared light, and its legacy data will continue to illuminate mysteries of the universe for decades to come.

Video Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech