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Stunning Photos from NASA’s Sptizer Telescope

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Wired celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Spitzer Star Telescope by sharing some of the extraordinary images it has produced:

Eta Carinae

Zeta Ophiuchi

For 10 years, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has been helping scientists on Earth learn more about the mysterious objects hiding in our star-studded skies. On August 25, 2003, the telescope — carrying a relatively small, 0.85-meter beryllium mirror — launched from Cape Canaveral, FL. Since then, it’s been trailing the Earth on its orbit around the sun, like NASA’s Kepler spacecraft.

During its time in space, Spitzer has seen, for the first time, an exoplanet’s glimmering light, discovered the largest ring around Saturn, and stared at the center of the Milky Way.

You can find more images here.


Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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