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15 Years in Space for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

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Spitzer Space Telescope

This image shows an artist's impression of the Spitzer Space Telescope. The background shows an infrared image from Spitzer of the plane of the Milky Way galaxy.

Credit: NASA/JPL

Initially scheduled for a minimum 2.5-year primary mission, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has gone far beyond its expected lifetime—and is still going strong after 15 years.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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