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For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material ejected when the powerful gravity of a supermassive black hole ripped apart a star that wandered too close to the massive monster.

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Join #AskSpitzer campaign for the 14th anniversary celebration!

07.17.17 Posted by Azusa Minamizaki

August 25 marks 14 years since NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was launched into space from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Send us your questions with a hashtag #AskSpitzer on Twitter or Facebook between July 17th and August 4th. Select questions will be answered by Spitzer experts in an upcoming anniversary video.

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