Spitzer Space Telescope

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Spitzer Space Telescope Make It bigger! Make it better! Telescopes have been around since the sixteen hundred’s; why not build a bigger better telescope in space! Space has always been a place of wonder for the human race. Objects appear to be close but are often many light years away from earth. Many space events take places in spectrums that are outside of the visible spectrum, to truly understand the universe we must be able to see these spectrums. The Spitzer telescope has helped humans see into the non visible spectrums, and helped humans to being to truly understand space. Telescopes have been around for many centuries, and have helped humans see into the great unknown of space. The first telescope was used by Italian Galileo in sixteen hundred and nine; Galileo was able to make out a few fuzzy crates on the moon’s surface. For many centuries after that humans improved on telescopes, building bigger and better telescopes. But eventually building bigger and better telescopes no longer improved our view. Earth’s atmosphere would always distort light, or bend the light rays astronomers could see. The earth’s atmosphere was limiting how far we could see into space, so astronomers decided to bypass the atmosphere. The idea of a space telescope has been around for many decades, but only recently became a reality. The first proposal of a space telescope can be traced back to nineteen twenty three. Hermann Oberth known as the inventor of modern rocketry technology proposed that a telescope could be sent into space using a rocket. In the nineteen seventies the vision for a space telescope would become a reality. The European Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration would begin work on the Hubble telescope. Hubble was launched on April 25, 1990, and would become the first space telescope. According to an official NASA release, “The

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