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Spitzer telescope revolutionized how we see the universe

By The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:02 EDT
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This NASA Spitzer Space Telescope handout image obtained in 2009 shows the center of our Milky Way Galaxy hidden from the prying eyes of optical telescopes by clouds of obscuring dust and gas. (AFP Photo)
 
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Ten years ago, on an August afternoon in Florida, a Delta II rocket was launched skyward. Atop that rocket was the Spitzer Space Telescope, named for the theoretical physicist Lyman Spitzer, who had in 1946 proposed that, just maybe, a telescope could operate in space.;

 
 
 
 
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