What Will the Spitzer Space Telescope Do?

The Spitzer Space Telescope will be able to study many different objects in our Solar System, our Galaxy, and the Universe. Spitzer was designed to study these science areas:

Brown Dwarfs and Super Planets

Planetary Dust Disks

The Brightest Galaxies in the Universe

The Early Universe

While these are Spitzer's main science themes, it will also be able to study many other things, like the outer solar system (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) and early star formation.




Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto (with its moon, Charon), and a cloud of early star formation imaged by HST.


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