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09.23.10

Shining Starlight on the Dark Cocoons of Star Birth

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope data offers insight into cores of star-forming regions. read more

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09.02.10

Spitzer Finds a Flavorful Mix of Asteroids

New research from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals that asteroids somewhat near Earth, termed near-Earth object... read more

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08.23.10

Pulverized Planet Dust May Lie Around Double Stars

Tight double-star systems might not be the best places for life to spring up, according to a new study using data fro... read more

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08.18.10

Galaxies' Glory Days Revealed

Astronomers have experienced the galactic equivalent of discovering pictures of a mild-mannered grandmother partying ... read more

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08.05.10

NASA's Great Observatories Witness a Galactic Spectacle

A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. read more

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07.28.10

Into the Wild: Spitzer Space Telescope Surveys the Milky Way's Outback

A new survey by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has turned up treasures aplenty in the outer regions of the Milky Way,... read more

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07.22.10

NASA Telescope Finds Elusive Buckyballs in Space for First Time

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space fo... read more

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07.14.10

Unravelling the Mystery of Star Birth - Dust Disk Discovered Around Massive Star

Astronomers caught their first glimpse of a dusty disk closely encircling a massive baby star, providing direct evide... read more

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07.09.10

Catch a Planet By the Tail

New observations of a dust cloud trailing Earth may help astronomers find Earth-like planets around distant stars. NA... read more

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07.07.10

Spitzer Spies a 'Flying Dragon' Smoldering with Secret Star Birth

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a cosmic cloud shaped like a flying dragon that has a secret burning behi... read more

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06.24.10

The Coolest Stars Come Out of the Dark

Astronomers have uncovered what appear to be 14 of the coldest stars known in our universe. These failed stars, calle... read more

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05.26.10

Astronomers Discover Clue to Origin of Milky Way Gas Clouds

A surprising discovery that hydrogen gas clouds found in abundance in and above our Milky Way Galaxy have preferred l... read more

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05.20.10

Two Peas in an Irregular Pod: How Binary Stars May Form

Our sun may be an only child, but most of the stars in the galaxy are actually twins. The sibling stars circle around... read more

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05.12.10

Ancient City of Galaxies Looks Surprisingly Modern

Astronomers are a bit like archeologists as they dig back through space and time searching for remnants of the early ... read more

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04.21.10

'This Planet Tastes Funny,' According to Spitzer Telescope

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet -- it lacks methane, an ingredient... read more

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04.01.10

Colony of Young Stars Shines in New Spitzer Image

Astronomers have their eyes on a hot group of young stars, watching their every move like the paparazzi. A new infrar... read more

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03.29.10

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Chandra/Spitzer Image

A new image from NASA's Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows the dusty remains of a collapsed star. The dust is... read more

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03.23.10

Spitzer Space Telescope Team Receives Award

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope team has been selected to receive the 2010 Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award from the Astr... read more

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03.17.10

NASA's Spitzer Unearths Primitive Black Holes

Astronomers have come across what appear to be two of the earliest and most primitive supermassive black holes known.... read more

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03.10.10

Spitzer Detects the 'Heartbeat' of Star Formation in the Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope rather like a doctor's stethoscope to listen in on the "heartbea... read more

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02.18.10

Jurassic Space: Telescopes Probe Ancient Galaxies Near Us

Imagine finding a living dinosaur in your backyard. Astronomers have found the astronomical equivalent of prehistoric... read more

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02.17.10

NASA's Chandra Reveals Origin of Key Cosmic Explosions

New findings from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have provided a major advance in understanding a type of supernova... read more

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02.09.10

Spitzer Goes to the Olympics

Artwork inspired by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is making an appearance at this year's Winter Olympics in Vancouve... read more

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01.29.10

The Coolest of Orbs

University of Hertfordshire - Astronomers using several telescopes, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, have di... read more

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01.05.10

Galaxy Exposes its Dusty Inner Workings in New Spitzer Image

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured an action-packed picture of the nearby Small Magellanic Cloud, a small ga... read more

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01.05.10

Centuries-Old Star Mystery Coming to a Close

For almost two centuries, humans have looked up at a bright star called Epsilon Aurigae and watched with their own ey... read more

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12.24.09

A Quarter Century of Infrared Astronomy

This composite graphic encompasses a quarter century of infrared astronomy from space, a world away from Galileo Gali... read more

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11.30.09

Spitzer to Unveil Biggest Milky Way View at Adler Planetarium

In an unveiling of truly galactic proportions, the world's largest image of our Milky Way galaxy, taken by NASA's Spi... read more

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11.23.09

Spitzer Telescope Observes Baby Brown Dwarf

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has contributed to the discovery of the youngest brown dwarf ever observed -- a findin... read more

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11.10.09

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate International Year of Astronomy

A never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy is being unveiled by NASA today. This event w... read more

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11.04.09

Unsettled Youth: Spitzer Observes a Chaotic Planetary System

Before our planets found their way to the stable orbits they circle in today, they wiggled and jostled about like uns... read more

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10.30.09

Spitzer Space Telescope Mission Status

On Friday, Oct. 23, engineers with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope successfully swapped the spacecraft from the main n... read more

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10.23.09

Universal Origins

Four hundred years ago when Galileo turned his tiny telescope to the night sky our view of the Universe changed forev... read more

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10.20.09

Astronomers Do It Again: Find Organic Molecules Around Gas Planet

Peering far beyond our solar system, NASA researchers have detected the basic chemistry for life in a second hot gas ... read more

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10.06.09

NASA Space Telescope Discovers Largest Ring Around Saturn

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered an enormous ring around Saturn — by far the largest of the giant plan... read more

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09.23.09

NASA's Spitzer Spots Clump of Swirling Planetary Material

Astronomers have witnessed odd behavior around a young star. Something, perhaps another star or a planet, appears to ... read more

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08.12.09

Space Telescopes Find Trigger-Happy Star Formation

A new study from two of NASA's Great Observatories provides fresh insight into how some stars are born, along with a ... read more

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08.10.09

Planet Smash-Up Sends Vaporized Rock, Hot Lava Flying

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found evidence of a high-speed collision between two burgeoning planets around a y... read more

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08.05.09

NASA's Spitzer Sees the Cosmos Through 'Warm' Infrared Eyes

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is starting a second career and taking its first shots of the cosmos since warming up. read more

 

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