Monday, July 21, 2008

Spitzer Space Telescope

Pictured above is the Pinwheel Galaxy, taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The Pinwheel is 27 million light-years away from us, here at Dispatches, in the constellation Ursa Major. It is an outstanding image choice for our blog.

NASA never ceases to amaze me. It's one thing to put a man on the moon, but they have published amazing amounts of quality information for the public through the years. I've been feasting on their communications since I was a kid. As zonked-out, space travel junky in the mid-60s I wrote NASA twice a year for their latest collateral. I remember receiving through the mail a magnificient, glossy, four-color brochure in 1966, and getting my first glimpse of the Apollo spacecrafts and a preview of the moon mission.

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