Artist’s rendering of the Spitzer Space Telescope in space. Credit: NASAMagnetic loops carry gas and dust above disks of planet-forming material circling stars, as shown in this artist's conception. Credits: NASA/JPL-CaltechRing of Stellar Fire. A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Artist’s rendering of the Spitzer Space Telescope in space. Credit: NASANASA
Magnetic loops carry gas and dust above disks of planet-forming material circling stars, as shown in this artist's conception. Credits: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA/JPL-Caltech
Ring of Stellar Fire. A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA/JPL-Caltech
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Mission name: Spitzer

Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope provides observations relevant to the search for habitable worlds around distant stars, and the study of astrobiology targets in our own solar system.

Mission news and discoveries
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
NASA’s Search for Life: Astrobiology in the Solar System and BeyondJune 25, 2021
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
The 7 Rocky TRAPPIST-1 Planets May Be Made of Similar StuffJanuary 25, 2021
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf Star (NASA)September 16, 2020
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Young Giant Planet Offers Clues to Formation of Exotic WorldsJune 23, 2020
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Top Ten Discoveries from SOFIAMay 18, 2020
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
A Farewell to the Spitzer Space TelescopeJanuary 22, 2020
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
NASA Planet Hunter Finds Earth-Size Habitable-Zone WorldJanuary 07, 2020
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Apply for "The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission"September 25, 2019
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
ExoClimes V Presentations Now Available On-Demand!September 09, 2019
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Light Curves for Two Young Brown DwarfsDecember 21, 2018
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Silica in the Early Solar SystemOctober 10, 2018
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Exoplanet Science StrategySeptember 21, 2018
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
TESS: NASA's Next Planet Hunter Takes to the SkyApril 18, 2018
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
The Just-Approved European ARIEL Mission Will Be First Dedicated to Probing Exoplanet AtmospheresApril 02, 2018
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
New Clues to Compositions of TRAPPIST-1 PlanetsFebruary 06, 2018
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
False Positives, False Negatives; The World of Distant Biosignatures Attracts and ConfoundsJanuary 29, 2018
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Furthering the Hunt for Habitable Planets with StatisticsSeptember 22, 2017
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Refractory Grains in Cometary DustSeptember 11, 2017
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Kepler Has Taught Us That Rocky Planets Are CommonJuly 03, 2017
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around a Single StarFebruary 22, 2017
Spitzer Trains Its Eyes on Exoplanets. Credit: NASA
Could Earth’s light blue color be a signature of life?May 06, 2016