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11.23.11

Doubling Up on the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Like the Milky Way, Messier 83 is classified as a barred spiral galaxy due to the bar-like pattern of stars that run ... read more

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11.10.11

The Tarantula Glows with X-rays and Infrared Light

The Tarantula nebula can be seen here in a web of dust and multimillion-degree gas. read more

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10.24.11

NASA Telescopes Help Solve Ancient Supernova Mystery

A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an explodin... read more

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10.19.11

Spitzer Finds the Coldest Companion to a Star Ever Seen

Although we all want to think that the people we keep company with are "cool," when it comes to the cosmos, no one ha... read more

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10.19.11

NASA's Spitzer Detects Comet Storm in Nearby Solar System

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. read more

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09.26.11

Spitzer Detects a Steaming Super-Earth Eclipsing Its Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has gathered surprising new details about a supersized and superheated version of Eart... read more

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08.15.11

Honeycomb Carbon Crystals Possibly Detected in Space

Flat flakes of carbon have been tentatively spotted in space. read more

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08.10.11

A Cosmic Inkblot Test

What do you see when you look at this strange mix of shapes from space? read more

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08.09.11

Spitzer Status Update

Spitzer scientists and engineers are beginning tests to study the feasibility of switching to the spacecraft's Inerti... read more

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07.20.11

Spitzer's Spider Web of Stars

Stars appear to be caught in a galactic web in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. read more

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06.30.11

NASA's Spitzer Finds Distant Galaxies Grazed on Gas

Galaxies once thought of as voracious tigers are more like grazing cows, according to a new study using NASA's Spitze... read more

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06.15.11

A Green Ring Fit for a Superhero

Has the comic book superhero Green Lantern lost his ring? In fact, this giant ring of glowing dust, imaged by NASA's ... read more

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05.26.11

Spitzer Sees Crystal 'Rain' in Outer Clouds of Infant Star

Tiny crystals of a green mineral called olivine are falling down like rain on a burgeoning star, according to observa... read more

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05.23.11

Planet? Check.

A new planetary member of the Kepler-10 solar system was announced today. Using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... read more

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05.20.11

Spitzer Achievements Honored at Rotary Stellar Awards

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Stellar Award by the Rotary National Award for S... read more

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04.12.11

NASA Telescopes Help Discover Surprisingly Early Galaxy

Astronomers have uncovered one of the earliest galaxies to appear in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.... read more

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04.04.11

NASA's Spitzer Discovers Time-Delayed Jets Around Young Star

Astronomers have discovered that two symmetrical jets shooting away from opposite sides of a blossoming star are expe... read more

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02.10.11

New View of Family Life in the North America Nebula

Stars at all stages of development, from dusty little tots to young adults, are on display in a new image from NASA's... read more

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02.07.11

IPAC Celebrates 25 Years at Caltech

Twenty five years ago moving vans were being loaded at the Union Bank, on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena, for the firs... read more

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01.12.11

NASA Telescopes Help Identify Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

Astronomers have uncovered a burgeoning galactic metropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. This ancie... read more

   

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