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Spitzer and the Milky Way
Spitzer and the Milky Way (click to enlarge)
 
 

Spitzer and the Milky Way

An artist's impression shows NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in front of a brilliant, infrared view of the Milky Way galaxy.

The mission marks the last of NASA's Great Observatories, a program that includes the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory.

In addition to studying many of the coldest, oldest and most dust-enshrouded objects and processes in the universe, the mission will also be an important part of NASA's Origins Program, which seeks to answer the questions: Where did we come from? Are we alone?

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Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory



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