Spitzer Space Telescope Facts

Spitzer Space Telescope Facts
The Spitzer Space Telescope is a part of NASA's Great Observatories Program and is used to study objects deep within our Solar System and beyond. It first launched in 2003 and completed its hot missions in 2009. The Spitzer Space Telescope uses infrared light to take images.
Interesting Spitzer Space Telescope Facts:
The Spitzer Space Telescope is the size of a car.
The Spitzer Space Telescope is orbiting 26 million miles from Earth.
The Spitzer Space Telescope has given us great information about how planets form and where they come from.
Although the Spitzer Space Telescope was aimed at surviving at least 2.5 years, it has lasted more than 5 years.
The Spitzer Space Telescope ran out of liquid helium which caused the telescope to no longer make observations under the extreme temperatures of space.
Although the Spitzer Space Telescope ran out of liquid helium, its camera is still in working condition and continues to work today.
The Spitzer Space Telescope contains a reflecting telescope.
The Spitzer Space Telescope was named after Lyman Spitzer who was the first to suggest launching a large telescope into space.
The name of the Spitzer Space Telescope was decided by the general public.
Before launch, the Spitzer Space Telescope was named the Space Infrared Telescope Facility.
Lyman Spitzer died in 1997.
In 2007, the Spitzer Space Telescope was able to capture light images of planets outside of our Solar System for the first time.
The Spitzer Space Telescope is the only space observatory of the Great Observatories Program to not be launched by the Space Shuttle.
The Spitzer Space Telescope was actually launched by a Delta rocket.
The Spitzer Space Telescope weighs 2,094 lbs.


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