NASA's retiring Spitzer telescope snaps wild last view of Tarantula Nebula

CNET | 1/28/2020 | Staff
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Spitzer's infrared vision shows off the wispy nature of the Tarantula Nebula.

It's been a good journey. NASA will decommission its Spitzer Space Telescope on Jan. 30, but not without a little celebration of 16 years of incredible infrared views of our universe. The space agency released a fresh Spitzer image of the Tarantula Nebula on Monday.

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NASA went back to the telescope's beginnings when it chose to revisit the Tarantula, which was one of Spitzer's first observation targets. "That region has a lot of interesting dust structures and a lot of star formation happening, and those are both areas where infrared observatories can see a lot of things that you...
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