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The Spitzer Space Telescope is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The JPL website features multimedia presentations about all JPL missions. Those that have included Spitzer are also linked in here.

Slide Shows

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Snapshots of the Universe
The Spitzer Space Telescope and Galaxy Evolution Explorer capture images of life and death in the universe.
September 28, 2006

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The Infrared Universe
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is using its infrared eyes to turn the dark and dusty cosmos into a beautiful garden of colorful objects.
May 5, 2006

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Spitzer Space Telescope Eyes the Infrared Universe
Spitzer astronomers talk about the amazing science being done by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
March 16, 2005

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Infrared Search for Origins
This pre-launch Flash presentation talks about the science that Spitzer (then known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility -- SIRTF) was then predicted to do.
March 25, 2003

Videos

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Spitzer's Warm Mission
After more than five years, Spitzer is completing its original assignment to study the universe in infrared and is now moving on to a new career.
May 07, 2009

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Alien Sunsets
Luke Skywalker gazed upon a double sunset in Star Wars. NASA scientists now believe the universe could be full of planets with sunsets like these.
March 29, 2007

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Taking In the Atmospheres of Faraway Worlds
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered clues about the atmospheres of two planets beyond our solar system.
February 21, 2007

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Who Ya Gonna Call?
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is a galactic ghost buster, spotting hidden massive stars and other monsters lurking in our galaxy.
October 30, 2006

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Smart Art -- Imaging the Cosmos
Ever wonder how astronomers get those amazing pictures from space telescopes?
September 29, 2006

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Spitzer's Spin on Stars
What do a rolling skating star and a newly forming star in the universe have in common?
July 24, 2006

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Planet Birth in Dead Star's Rubble
Narrated animation about a massive star exploding in a giant supernova, and then possibly forming planets again.
April 10, 2006

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The Spitzer Space Telescope
Exploring the infrared universe.
December 19, 2005

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Spitzer Turns Two
Narrated feature about Spitzer's anniversary.
August 30, 2005

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Spitzer Sees Alien Asteroid Belt
Dr. Charles Beichman discusses an exciting new result from the Spitzer Space Telescope.
April 26, 2005

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Spitzer Sees Light of a Distant Planet
Spitzer measures heat from planet orbiting a star other than our Sun.
March 22, 2005

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Space Infrared Telescope Facility Launch
The launch of Spitzer, then known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF).
August 25, 2003

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Space Infrared Telescope Facility Pre-Launch Briefing
The pre-launch press briefing for Spitzer, then known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF).
August 22, 2003

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Space Infrared Telescope Facility Science Briefing
The pre-launch science briefing for Spitzer, then known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF).
August 22, 2003

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Lecture series: Space Infrared Telescope Facility
A pre-launch lecture about Spitzer, then known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF).
June 12, 2003

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Space Infrared Telescope Facility Pre-launch Briefing
The pre-launch press mission briefing about Spitzer, then known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), before its first scheduled launch date.
March 25, 2003

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Space Infrared Telescope Facility Pre-launch Science Briefing
The pre-launch press science briefing about Spitzer, then known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), before its first scheduled launch date.
March 25, 2003

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First Person: Michelle Thaller
Spitzer astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller is profiled as part of JPL's "First Person" video series.
November 15, 2002

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Planet-forming Disks
A short animation about how planets form from disks around stars.
January 14, 2002

Audio

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A Tale of Two Planets -- One Hot, One Windy
And interview with Dr. Heather Knutson of Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Massachusetts and Joseph Harrington of the University of Central Florida in Orlando about their exciting new discoveries about extrasolar planets.
Mat 9, 2007
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Hunting for Molecules on Faraway Planets
A first from the Spitzer Space Telescope. A new finding is a stepping stone to eventually studying signs of life on worlds where life could exist.
February 21, 2007
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A Galactic Soap Opera
Our story begins in the deep, dark universe, where galaxies, like people, lead fascinating lives, filled with drama.
September 27, 2006
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Spitzer Finds Hints of Planet Birth Around Dead Star
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered new evidence that planets might rise up out of a dead star's ashes.
April 5, 2006
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Flash Presentations

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Spitzer Space Telescope Eyes the Infrared Universe
Spitzer astronomers talk about the amazing science being done by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
March 16, 2005

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Infrared Search for Origins
This pre-launch Flash presentation talks about the science that Spitzer (then known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility -- SIRTF) was then predicted to do.
March 25, 2003



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