1000 Days Of Infrared Wonders in Ten Beautiful Images
Science shows us the beauty of the very same universe anyone of faith believes God created. Somehow the fundamentalists that despise science miss much of the glory of this universe we live in. Seems a shame. These are images and wonders where the religious and secular can share the same sense of awe. More we have please?
1000 Days of Infrared Wonders
Cambridge, MA - For the last 1000 days the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), aboard NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, has been operating continuously to probe the universe from its most distant regions to our local solar neighborhood. The IRAC “warm” program began once Spitzer used up its liquid helium coolant, thus completing its “cold” mission. To commemorate 1000 days of infrared wonders, the program is releasing a gallery of the 10 best IRAC images.
“IRAC continues to be an amazing camera, still producing important discoveries and spectacular new images of the infrared universe,” said principal investigator Giovanni Fazio of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
The warm-mission images particularly highlight the continuing capabilities of Spitzer. Indeed, NASA’s Senior Review Panel has recommended extending the Spitzer warm mission through 2015. They specifically commended the Spitzer team for telescope improvements that have made it a powerful instrument for science, especially in exoplanet studies.