NASA shutting down space telescope, infrared eyes to cosmos

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NASA is pulling the plug on one of its greatest space observatories the Spitzer space telescope has been scanning the universe within for red eyes for sixteen years the end will come tomorrow when ground controllers put the spacecraft into permanent hibernation Spitzer peered through dusty clouds at stars and galaxies and uncovered a huge nearly invisible ring around Saturn the telescope also help discover seven earth size planets around a nearby star it's been in decline for years becoming increasingly difficult to operate while trailing earth around the sun S. last observation is expected

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