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ssc2019-06

05.08.19

New Clues About How Ancient Galaxies Lit up the Universe

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected... read more

ssc2019-07

05.04.19

More Things in the Heavens

A sweeping tour of the Universe in the infrared as seen through the eyes of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. In this p... read more

ssc2019-05

04.25.19

The Giant Galaxy Around the Giant Black Hole

On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole's event horizon, t... read more

ssc2019-04

03.27.19

'Space Butterfly' Is Home to Hundreds of Baby Stars

What looks like a red butterfly in space is in reality a nursery for hundreds of baby stars, revealed in this infrare... read more

ssc2019-03

02.27.19

Why Do Some Galactic Unions Lead to Doom?

Three images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show pairs of galaxies on the cusp of cosmic consolidations. Though ... read more

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ssc2019-02

01.07.19

NASA Science Featured at Major Astronomy Conference

Astronomers, astrophysicists and other space scientists will gather to discuss their latest research at the 233rd mee... read more

ssc2019-01

01.07.19

Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope

Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of ... read more

ssc2018-17

12.18.18

Young Star Caught in a Fit of Growth

Researchers have discovered a young star in the midst of a rare growth spurt—a dramatic phase of stellar evolution wh... read more

ssc2018-16

11.16.18

Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient in Sand, Glass

We are all, quite literally, made of star dust. Many of the chemicals that compose our planet and our bodies were for... read more

ssc2018-15

11.14.18

NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua

In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua - the first ... read more

ssc2018-14

10.23.18

Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Cat's Paw Nebula, so named for the large, round features tha... read more

ssc2018-13

08.22.18

15 Years in Space for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Initially scheduled for a minimum 2.5-year primary mission, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has gone far beyond its ex... read more

ssc2018-12

08.10.18

Spitzer Beyond: The Incredible Continuing Adventures of the Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope is one of NASA's Great Observatories, designed to observe the universe in infrared light.... read more

ssc2018-10

08.09.18

Water Is Destroyed, Then Reborn in Ultrahot Jupiters

Imagine a place where the weather forecast is always the same: scorching temperatures, relentlessly sunny, and with a... read more

ssc2018-09

08.02.18

The Fading Ghost of a Long-Dead Star

Thin, red veins of energized gas mark the location of one of the larger supernova remnants in the Milky Way galaxy in... read more

ssc2018-08

06.14.18

Astronomers See Distant Eruption as Black Hole Destroys Star

For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material eje... read more

ssc2018-07

03.01.18

NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet's Atmosphere

Much like detectives who study fingerprints to identify the culprit, scientists used NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space ... read more

ssc2018-04

02.05.18

New Clues to TRAPPIST-1 Planet Compositions, Atmospheres

In the year since NASA announced the seven Earth-sized planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system, scientists have been working... read more

ssc2018-03

01.22.18

A ‘hot Jupiter’ with unusual winds

The hottest point on a gaseous planet near a distant star isn’t where astrophysicists expected it to be – a discovery... read more

ssc2018-01

01.11.18

NASA Space Telescopes Provide a 3-D Journey Through the Orion Nebula

Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA's Universe of Learning program have combined visible and infrared... read more

   

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