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Spitzer Space Telescope Pictures

A part of the NASA mission to put numerous space telescopes into the out space is the -The Spitzer Space Telescope. This is so that NASA can receive more and more photos of the planets, stars, galaxies & constellations as possible.

This telescope of Spitzer was launched into outer space in 2003. The orbit in which this particular telescope has been stationed is different from what telescopes are accustomed to having; instead of having a geocentric orbit this one has a heliocentric orbit, tracking in its orbit the Earth, while it also moves away form the Earth at a pace of nearly one-tenth astronomical unit each year (therefore termed "earth-trailing" orbit).

Then chef mirror of the telescope of Spitzer is of eighty-five centimeter in width, f/12 (that means the central length is twelve times bigger as compared to the width of the chef mirror) and is beryllium made.

The satellite that houses this telescope has 3 devices which shall permit it to click pictures and at the same time permit photometry from three to one hundred eighty micrometers, five to forty micrometers for spectroscopy & five to hundred micrometers for spectrophotometry.

So who are we concerned with all this? Well in simpler terms the telescope of Spitzer is so powerful that it can click photographs of objects whose clarity is far superior as compared to any other outer space telescope an even better than that of the Hubble.

So therefore before its launch the Hubble was considered to be the best but now this tag can be given to the telescope of Spitzer. When we have a look at the pictures that have been derived from this telescope it is evident that the quality of photos is of high class.

When a telescope is placed at such a high altitude it certainly makes a difference in the way the pictures are shot, we receive pictures that look straight into the object that is being clicked, or in other words the telescope is at a vantage position that would not be available at any site on the Earth.

Now that the telescope of Spitzer is in operation researchers & scientists will both have the opportunity to receive newer and much more accurate pictures that will go a long way in gaining fresh knowledge about the unknown entities that exists out there.

This is the one & only of the supreme space observatories not to have been sent into outer space via a space shuttle. The plan was to send it through a space shuttle but its launching was stayed in view of the Challenge disaster.

But as of today it's up there and fully operational giving people at NASA and people all over the world some great photos of the space to study with. Its heliocentric orbit makes it place in a prime position to execute image capturing that cannot be duplicated by any new space telescope thus making it a special kind of telescope.

It is because of Spitzer that the planet of Pluto has been removed from the list of recognized solar system planet and therefore the whole base of our nine planets has now been rearranged.


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