December 19, 2003

Spitzer Images

NASA released the first images from the Spitzer Space Telescope today:

Launched in August 2003 as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), Spitzer was renamed in honor of Dr. Lyman Spitzer, Jr, the first to propose placing telescopes in space.
I like this one the best of this first batch (caution: 1.3 Megabyte image).

Update: Jay Manifold, A Voyage to Arcturus, has a writeup on the Spitzer Space Telescope here.

Posted by Steve on December 19, 2003

That's absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Nurse Ratched at December 20, 2003 7:13 PM

Amazing stuff. I blogged about Lyman Spitzer here.

Posted by Jay Manifold at December 21, 2003 6:42 AM
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