In pictures: Spitzer - Infrared telescope
Astronomical heritage

The US space agency’s Spitzer telescope is the fourth in a series of large space telescopes.

The $2bn facility will fill gaps in astronomical knowledge left by the other three observatories: Hubble (launched in 1990), Compton (1991) and Chandra (1999).

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