10 years of the Spitzer Space Telescope

On 25 August 2013, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope marked its tenth year in orbit.

The centre of our galaxy: NASA/JPL-Caltech

On 25 August 2013, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope marked its tenth year in orbit.

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In that time the revolutionary infrared observatory has beamed back hundreds of images of distant nebulae, galaxies and the farthest reaches of our own Milky Way.

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See a selection of these amazing celestial sights in the gallery above.