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Spitzer Science Center 

The Spitzer Space Telescope is the final mission in NASA's Great Observatories Program - a family of four space-based observatories, each observing the Universe in a different kind of light. The other missions in the program include the visible-light Hubble Space Telescope, Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Spitzer was launched on August 25, 2003. Spitzer is being used to study phenomena ranging from our Solar System to the distant reaches of the Universe, and represents an important scientific and technical cornerstone of NASA's Astronomical Search for Origins Program. The Spitzer Science Center (SSC) is located within IPAC at the California Institute of Technology. The SSC is responsible for science operations for the astronomical community including proposal planning, observation planning, observation scheduling, data processing, data archiving, data reduction support, public affairs and education and public outreach.

For more information about the Spitzer Science Center visit http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/

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Spaceship Spitzer: Bots of Both Worlds 3D
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Amy Okuda ("The Guild") flies to Saturn to observe a new giant ring around the planet: the largest ring ever discovered in our Solar System, but one...
Many Views of the Milky Way (Hidden Universe)
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In May of 2009, the European Space Agency successfully launched the Herschel Space Observatory, a new eye for the infrared universe. Its 3.5 meter...
The Wise Sky (Hidden Universe)
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In December of 2009, NASA launched its latest infrared telescope, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. This satellite, also known as WISE, is on...
Spitzer Space Telescope: The Musical
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A singing NASA supervisor uses song to explain about NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and how infrared astronomy differs from visible-light telescopes...
The One Ring of Saturn (Hidden Universe)
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Astronomers have found One RIng to rule them all... not in the land of Mordor, but around Saturn, the Lord of the Rings of the Solar System.
Behind the Scenes: When Galaxies Collide
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Felicia Day explains some of the science behind galactic "collisions," including the upcoming collision between the galaxy Andromeda and our own...
Cooking Up Cometary Crystals (Hidden Universe)
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The fading light of a flaring young star has shed light on a puzzle involving crystals and comets...
Where Is the Center of the Universe?
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Dr. Varoujan Gorjian explains the mind-boggling expansion of the Universe.
Back in Time - Robot Astronomy Talk Show
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Linda Hamilton attempts to foil the robots' plans of Universal conquest; meanwhile, Dean Stockwell explains the concept of "looking back in time" at...
Part Two:The Warm Mission (Sean Astin&Betty White)
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In this spoof of old TV action shows, Sean Astin, Osa Wallander, and Betty White search for a way to help the Spitzer Space Telescope after it runs...