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Early Results from Spitzer Space Telescope

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Stansberry (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona)

John Stansberry

The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF) was launched August 25, 2003 from Cape Canaveral. After a 90 day in-orbit checkout period, several large Solar storms, two instrument suspends, and a spacecraft safing event, Spitzer is beginning to provide a look at the infrared universe in the 3 - 160 micron region at a sensitivity and spatial resolution far better than anything that has gone before. I'll present still-fresh early results from the three instruments, focusing on Solar System observations, and throwing in some debris disk results for good measure.

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