Astronomy Cast

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Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.


Episode 208: Spitzer Space Telescope

November 22nd, 2010

Episode 240 of 460 episodes

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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