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Space photos of the day: Extreme heat

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NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) lifts off from Launch Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on Aug. 25, 1983. SIRTF will obtain images and spectra by detecting the infrared energy, or heat, radiated by objects in space.

PHOTO: NASA

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