I went to our Science Museum today (in Richmond VA). They had an exhibit on Pompeii and an imax movie on volcanos. The view is amazing when you take a photo from space. The first picture of Earth wasn't taken in color. Earth sure is beautiful.
On this day in 2003 - August 25th - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was launched.
Spitzer is an infrared telescope. Although it lost much of its capability in 2009 when the coolant ran out, one instrument is still functioning and providing valuable data. However NASA is ending the mission on January 30, 2020