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Spitzer's Two-Year Anniversary Wrap-Up

On August 25, 2003, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope launched in to space and history by providing the world with the deepest infrared observations ever taken. In commemoration of Spitzer's second year in space, here is a review of the telescope's greatest achievements.


NGC 4725

Spitzer Turns Two

On August 25, 2003, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope blasted into the same dark skies it now better understands. In just two years, the observatory's infrared eyes have uncovered a hidden universe teeming with warm stellar embryos, chaotic planet-forming disks, and majestic galaxies, including the delightfully odd galaxy called NGC 4725 shown here. more...



Cassiopeia A

Spitzer Highlights from Two Years in Space

Four days after its launch, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope opened its infrared eyes for the first time and immediately performed beyond all expectations by providing the world with the deepest infrared images ever taken. Two years later, Spitzer continues to surpass expectations by uncovering a hidden universe teeming with warm stellar embryos, chaotic planet-forming disks, majestic galaxies, hidden black holes, remnants of dead stars, and much more. more...



Video Preview

Spitzer's Second Anniversary Video

This three-minute video includes interviews with scientists, stunning images, and animations. Launched on August 25, 2003, the first two years of the Spitzer mission are highlighted here. more...




Artist's Rendition of an Extrasolar Planet

Two Years of Spitzer News



Spitzer Shares its Heritage

"We are exploring on behalf of everyone who is curious about the universe around them. Thus, it is our responsibility to tell people what we are doing."
-- George Helou, Spitzer Science Center Deputy Director

Recently, the Spitzer Science Center began using podcasts to communicate exciting new astronomical findings to the general public. You can access all of Spitzer's podcasts from iTunes or on the Spitzer features page. Click to open
Well before NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope celebrated its first anniversary in space, it opened a virtual vault of scientific data to the public. For two years, scientists using Spitzer to observe the cosmos have been adding information to the Spitzer Public Archive as a public service. To access the archive please visit the Spitzer astronomers' website. Click to open
For those interested in receiving e-mail updates about press releases and new items on the website, Spitzer has an e-mail list that can send you all this information. Subscribe now and never miss another update.
The Spitzer site now also features an RSS feed which will inform you of any new items posted to the site. If you use an RSS reader, the URL of the feed is: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/spitzer/updates.xml.




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