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10.22.14

Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV s... read more

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10.15.14

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of ga... read more

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09.24.14

NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear s... read more

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09.09.14

Spitzer's SPLASH Project Dives Deep for Galaxies

Astronomers "fishing" for galaxies turn up surprisingly massive catch. In one of the longest surveys the telescope wi... read more

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08.28.14

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup ... read more

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08.27.14

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The build... read more

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08.07.14

Spitzer Telescope Honored by Aerospace Society

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has received the 2014 AIAA Space Science Award for its ongoing infrared studies of the... read more

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07.23.14

The Most Precise Measurement of an Alien World's Size

NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have made the most precise measurement yet of the size of a planet beyond ... read more

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07.02.14

Black Hole Fireworks in Nearby Galaxy

Celebrants this Fourth of July will enjoy the dazzling lights and booming shock waves from the explosions of firework... read more

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06.19.14

Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid ... read more

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06.12.14

Catching a 'Wave' of Galaxies Ending the Dark Ages

Through a project dubbed SURFS UP, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope are catching sight of a ... read more

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06.04.14

New Suspect Identified in Supernova Explosion

There were no witnesses to a stellar blast that lit up our skies a millennium ago, but NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... read more

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05.28.14

The 'Serpent' Star-forming Cloud Hatches New Stars

The dark patch of clouds in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is swaddled in so much dust, even infrared... read more

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05.21.14

Pitch Black: Cosmic Clumps Cast the Darkest Shadows

A colossal, deeply dark cloud is found cranking out massive stars in a new Spitzer study. read more

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05.15.14

What Do You See in a Nebula?

Sometimes looking at the night sky can say more about the observer than the universe - at least that's how it feels w... read more

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05.07.14

NASA Delivers New Insight into Star Cluster Formation

Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and infrared telescopes, astronomers have made an important advance ... read more

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04.25.14

NASA's Spitzer and WISE Telescopes Find Close, Cold Neighbor of Sun

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the ... read more

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04.23.14

Professional and Amateur Astronomers Join Forces

Long before the term "citizen science" was coined, the field of astronomy has benefited from countless men and women ... read more

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04.03.14

New Tool Finds Buried Treasure in Spitzer Archives

Our Solar System is swarming with asteroids and comets. Although astronomers have identified many thousands of these ... read more

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03.27.14

Spitzer Sees the Galactic Dawn with 'Frontier Fields'

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, in tandem with other major NASA observatories, has recently embarked on a major new m... read more

   

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