NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope launched in 2003 on a mission to study the universe in the infrared. Its mission will come to an end on Jan. 30, 2020, after 16 years of amazing images and scientific discoveries. Check out some of our favorite Spitzer images here. Related: It’s time to say goodbye to the Spitzer Space Telescope. Here’s why.Helix Nebula (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona)This infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope in 2007 shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. Related: Giant Eye In Space Seen by NASA Telescopes Supernova Remnant HGH 3(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/IPAC)This supernova remnant, known as HBH 3, is one of the largest in the Milky Way galaxy and measures about 150 light-years across. It is also one of the oldest; the star that exploded to create this cosmic spectacle did so 80,000 to 1 million years ago. Spitzer…



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