Spitzer Space Telescope, which observes using NASA’s infrared rays, will be on its final mission on January 29, after 16 years of introducing new information about the unknown corners of the universe. NASA will also hold a special press conference on January 22 for its 16-year telescope.
NASA is ending the mission of its satellite Spitzer Space Telescope, which for a period of 16 years uses infrared rays to picture the universe. The Spitzer Space Telescope, launched into space in August 2003, will now retire after its last observations on January 29. Spitzer has become one of NASA’s biggest sources of observation after the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. NASA will also hold a press conference for the Spitzer Space Telescope on January 22nd to honor the service the telescope has provided all these years.
The Spitzer Space Telescope will be closed on January 30:
The Spitzer Space Telescope was designed specifically to make its observations using infrared rays. This allows Spitzer to observe points that other telescopes cannot detect due to the dust and gas cloud in the universe. Using this feature of Spitzer, scientists managed to observe the formation of planets and stars in the far corners of the universe. Additionally; There was also very important information about how stars die, how the universe forms, and how supermassive black holes consume everything around them.
The Spitzer Space Telescope was originally designed to function for 2.5 years, but this time was later extended to 5.5 years. But NASA continued using the space telescope for another 10.5 years, and on January 30, it will close the Spitzer Space Telescope, which provides observations about the unknowns of the universe for 16 years.
In addition to new information about the universe, Spitzer gave scientists fascinating experiences with their magnificent images. We brought together a few examples of the images captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope, which offers a completely different perspective on space. Let’s examine these images together.