Flawed Optics on Spitzer Space Telescope

Picture Imperfect: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, Sky and Telescope

"NASA officials acknowledge that two of the space agency's premier orbiting telescopes share a common problem: flawed optics. One is the 15-year-old, multibillion-dollar Hubble Space Telescope, which made "spherical aberration" a household term before being rehabilitated in a spectacular rescue mission by Space Shuttle astronauts. The other, overlooked until this week, is the $720 million infrared Spitzer Space Telescope."

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