Later 6002 days after its launch in near-earth space, one of the most effective telescope, NASA Spitzer, officially terminates. January 30, 2020 the mission control Center downloaded the remaining data of the device and sent the last team on the transition of the telescope in safe mode. At 14:34 local time project Manager Joseph hunt officially announced the withdrawal of “Spitzer” of the operation and the termination of its work. It is known that the device has long been one of the four largest observatories, NASA, second in performance only space telescope “Hubble”. What will be remembered the telescope and what shots will perpetuate the device in the memory of all fans of astronomy?
What famous telescope Spitzer?
After 16 years in the active study the Universe in infrared light, inaccessible to the human eye, mission space telescope NASA Spitzer came to an end. According to an article published on the portal sciencealert.comthe telescope was launched in 2003, andthe presence of the device in space was planned only for 5 years, “Spitzer” was much stronger than expected by the researchers.
At the time of its launch the telescope was the most sensitive infrared instrument that ever was made by human hands. Because of its unique facilities, “Spitzer” was the first telescope that detected the light from distant exoplanets. So, this device was able to detect four out of seven planets orbiting the star Trappist-1, and also to give them some characteristics.
Astrophysicist Thomas Zurbuchen, Deputy administrator office of scientific mission of NASA, says that thanks to the “Spitzer”, the scientific world of today has come a long way in understanding exactly how our immense universe. So, timely monitoring of the space telescope helped to discover the farthest galaxy we’ve ever found.