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2005-Feb-24, 04:32 PM
News Release: 2005-031 Feb. 22, 2005
Spitzer Space Telescope Provides Visual Feast Online

The magic of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope comes alive in
an online interactive presentation, available now at
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/ ,
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/spitzer-2005 or

The show-and-tell feature highlights colorful images of
galaxies, nebulas and other celestial wonders, all captured
during the mission's first year-and-a-half in space. The
images, coupled with artists' concepts, text and interviews
with scientists, illustrate how Spitzer's powerful infrared
eyes are dramatically enhancing our knowledge of the

Infrared is particularly effective for penetrating thick,
murky regions of space and revealing what lies beyond.
Recent Spitzer discoveries include details about the chaotic
planet-forming process around stars; a faint, star-like
object in an area previously believed to be star-free; and a
star system that may harbor the youngest planet ever found.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages
the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA's Science
Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. Science operations are
conducted at the Spitzer Science Center, Pasadena, Calif.
JPL is a division of Caltech.

Additional information about the Spitzer Space Telescope is
available at http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu .

2005-Feb-24, 05:06 PM
I found the flash version was much better than the HTML version.

2005-Feb-24, 09:15 PM
=D> . I used Flash (per Swift's advice). Very nice. Cool animations.