The National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA) has built many telescopes so far that have successfully discovered and located many celestial objects that were earlier mentioned in theories. These telescopes have supported the space agency in research work and also helped them to gain knowledge about unknown celestial objects in the universe.
One of these telescopes in ‘Spitzer Space Telescope.’ A 16-year NASA mission that covered the universe in infrared light is coming to an end this month, as the Spitzer Space Telescope takes its final inspections on January 29.
As per the sources, The Spitzer Space Telescope was launched in August 2003 as one of NASA’s four Great Observatories, accompanying in the footsteps of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The National Aeronautics And Space Administration will conduct a press conference marking Spitzer’s legacy on January 22 at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT).
The entire space event could be easily witnessed on NASA’s official youtube page.
The telescope being talked about was created to study infrared light, which is usually connected with heat. Spitzer was especially helpful at inspecting through the dust that clouds the perception of many other instruments.
That ability has allowed planetary experts to examine the dusty expanses of the cosmos, where stars and planets are still developing. Spitzer has also suggested insight into how stars disappear, how the universe developed, and how supermassive black holes feed themselves.
Spitzer was created to work for 2.5 years. It ended up finishing 5.5 years of investigations while it could still cool itself, it gave another 10.5 years operating at warmer temperatures with a subset of its instruments.
The National Aeronautics And Space Administration(NASA) will turn off the Spitzer Space Telescope on January 30.