NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope Ends 16-Year Mission of Discovery

On January 30, 2020, NASA terminates the Spitzer Space Telescope mission after 6002 days since its launch in August 2003

Spitzer has provided unique contributions to science. It gave us new views of distant galaxies, newborn stars and nearby exoplanets, as well as of asteroids, comets and other objects in our solar system. Its infrared cameras have observed the universe in a light imperceptible to human senses, providing otherwise unattainable visions of the sky.