In just a few days from now, one of NASA’s greatest space telescope missions will come to an end.The Spitzer Space Telescope will cease operations on Jan. 30, 2020, after 16 years in service. A day after launch, the crew of space shuttle guided the Hubble Space Telescope out of Discovery's cargo bay and into orbit 332 nautical miles above Earth's surface.

The electromagnetic spectrum describes all of the kinds of light, including those the human eye cannot see.

It will cover longer wavelengths of light than Hubble and will have greatly improved sensitivity. In fact, most of the light in the universe is invisible to our eyes. Don't underestimate Mr. Edwin just yet.

This is the galaxy MACS0647-JD, which is about 13.3 billion light-years away and the farthest object sighted by man so far.

It launches in 2021. Disadvantages There are some limitations with the Hubble Space Telescope when imaging the Moon due to its sensitivity to light and it cannot image areas in the direction of the Sun. The Hubble telescope is known for its views of faraway galaxies, distant planets, dying stars, and black holes. Credit: NASA. The light we can see, made up of the individual colors of the rainbow, represents only a very small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Yes. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or "Webb") is a space telescope that is planned to be one of the successors to the Hubble Space Telescope. The Great Observatories program demonstrated the power of using different wavelengths of light to create a fuller picture of the universe.

The James Webb Space Telescope, also called Webb or JWST, is a large, space-based observatory, optimized for infrared wavelengths, which will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope. For example, Spitzer, together with Hubble, took an image of a galaxy called GN-z11 , which holds the record for most distant galaxy measured yet.

The light we see from that galaxy was emitted 13.4 billion years ago, when the universe was less than 5% of its current age.

Also, a telescope such as Hubble can image an area over the course of several days (see Hubble Deep Field).

While generally considered a successor to Hubble, the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is mostly an infrared instrument, and will pick up where Spitzer leaves off.

The Hubble Space Telescope, was delivered into space by the Space Shuttle in 1990, 54 years after Spitzer first proposed placing a large telescope into space. Hubble The Hubble Space Telescope is famously one of astronomy’s best workhorse telescopes. On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched from the Kennedy Space Center into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

With a primary mirror 7.5 times larger than Spitzer’s, JWST will see the universe though much of the same light, but with far greater precision. Credit: NASA and ESA. Even Hubble can see farther. The Hubble Space Telescope still orbits the Earth today, providing stunning images of the Universe and amazing new discoveries. Hubble’s 1990 launch was followed by that of Compton (1991), which observed gamma rays, Chandra (1999), which studies X-rays, and Spitzer (2003), the infrared telescope. See more ideas about Spitzer space telescope, Space telescope and Telescope.

May 5, 2020 - Explore nasa's board "Spitzer Space Telescope", followed by 299865 people on Pinterest. The large survey areas of Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescope have allowed astronomers to efficiently look for objects that could be studied in further detail with Webb.