Astronomy Cast Ep. 208: The Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope. Credit: NASA

Last week we talked about Lyman Spitzer, and this week we’ll take a look at the orbiting observatory that bears his name: the Spitzer Space Telescope. Designed to see into the infrared spectrum, Spitzer has returned images of objects that were previously hidden to astronomers by thick shrouds of gas and dust.

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