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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

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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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09.21.16

'Milky Way Project' Relaunches Citizen Science Website

To most of us, our home galaxy, the Milky Way, seems like mind-boggling, never-ending space. But what does the Milky ... read more

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09.08.16

'Enterprise' Nebulae Seen by Spitzer

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the TV series "Star Trek," which first aired September 8th,1966, a new infra... read more

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08.29.16

NASA Team Probes Peculiar Age-Defying Star

For years, astronomers have puzzled over a massive star lodged deep in the Milky Way that shows conflicting signs of ... read more

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08.25.16

Spitzer Space Telescope Begins 'Beyond' Phase

Celebrating the spacecraft's ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA's Spitzer Space Tel... read more

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07.27.16

Loneliest Young Star Seen by Spitzer and WISE

Alone on the cosmic road, far from any known celestial object, a young, independent star is going through a tremendou... read more

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07.21.16

Seeing the Milky Way's Giant Black Hole with New Eyes

The Spitzer Space Telescope is exploring Sagittarius A*, the black hole in the center of the Milky Way. This supermas... read more

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06.14.16

Gluttonous Star May Hold Clues to Planet Formation

Astronomers have gained a new perspective on the behavior of outbursting star FU Orionis, using data from an airborne... read more

   

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