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ssc2017-17

11.16.17

Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to have Atmosphere

A super-Earth exoplanet thought to sport lava lakes on its hot side, 55 Cancri e, likely also wears an atmosphere wit... read more

ssc2017-16

11.01.17

Overlooked Treasure: The First Evidence of Exoplanets

Beneath an elegant office building with a Spanish-style red tiled roof in Pasadena, California, three timeworn storer... read more

ssc2017-15

10.30.17

Spitzer Reveals Ancient Galaxies' Frenzied Starmaking

A deep look back to the early universe by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a surprisingly rowdy bunch of g... read more

ssc2017-14

10.16.17

NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neu... read more

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ssc2017-13

10.13.17

NASA Seeks Information from Potential Funders for Spitzer

NASA is seeking information from U.S. parties interested in operating the Spitzer Space Telescope with non-NASA fundi... read more

ssc2017-12

10.11.17

Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

A study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars th... read more

ssc2017-11

10.04.17

Mysterious Dimming of Tabby's Star May Be Caused by Dust

One of the most mysterious stellar objects may be revealing some of its secrets at last. Called KIC 8462852, also kno... read more

ssc2017-10

08.17.17

Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts

Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clo... read more

ssc2017-09

08.11.17

TRAPPIST-1 is Older Than Our Solar System

Researchers say in a new study that the TRAPPIST-1 star is quite old: between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years. This is up t... read more

ssc2017-08

06.08.17

The Art of Exoplanets

How do you visualize distant worlds that you can't see? IPAC's Robert Hurt and Tim Pyle are featured in a new video p... read more

ssc2017-07

05.25.17

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. read more

ssc2017-06

05.11.17

'Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere

A study combining observations from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-... read more

ssc2017-05

05.10.17

Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning near... read more

ssc2017-04

05.03.17

5000 Days in the Life of an Astronomy Robot

May 3rd, 2017 marks the 5,000th day of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope mission. This video gives us a detailed look at... read more

ssc2017-03

04.26.17

'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing

Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit ... read more

ssc2017-02

03.10.17

Ancient Stardust Sheds Light on the First Stars

Astronomers have detected a huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen when the universe was only 4 percent of it... read more

ssc2017-01

02.22.17

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. ... read more

ssc2017-00

02.14.17

Spitzer Hears Stellar 'Heartbeat' from Planetary Companion

A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away. NASA's Spitzer Sp... read more

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11.10.16

NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to observe a microlensi... read more

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09.28.16

The Frontier Fields: Where Primordial Galaxies Lurk

In the ongoing hunt for the universe's earliest galaxies, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has wrapped up its observati... read more

   

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