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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

ssc2018-02

01.11.18

NASA's Great Observatories Team Up to Find Magnified and Stretched Image of Distant Galaxy

An intensive survey deep into the universe by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has yielded the proverbial n... read more

ssc2017-18

11.29.17

Exoplanet Has Smothering Stratosphere Without Water

A NASA-led team has found evidence that the oversized exoplanet WASP-18b is wrapped in a smothering stratosphere load... read more

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

   

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