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07.30.15

NASA's Spitzer Confirms Closest Rocky Exoplanet

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside ou... read more

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07.09.15

NASA Missions Have Their Eyes Peeled on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons will have the support of other spacecraft during its historic Pluto flyby, with observations from... read more

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07.02.15

Stellar Sparklers That Last

A new image containing data from NASA's Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes shows a cluster of young stars expected ... read more

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07.01.15

Celebrating a Decade of Bringing Authentic Astronomy Research into Classrooms Nationwide with the NITARP Program

A decade after graduating its first class, the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP)—a project that bri... read more

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06.25.15

Can Planets Be Rejuvenated Around Dead Stars?

An older planet may have reclaimed its youthful glow, according to new evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. read more

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06.11.15

Helium-Shrouded Planets May Be Common in Our Galaxy

The wacky world of exoplanets continues to surprise astronomers. They wouldn't float like balloons or give you the ch... read more

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05.05.15

Astronomers Set a New Galaxy Distance Record

An international team of astronomers, led by Yale University and the University of California scientists, pushed back... read more

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04.14.15

NASA's Spitzer Spots Planet Deep Within Our Galaxy

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with a telescope on the ground to find a remote gas planet about 13,000 ... read more

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04.07.15

The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water

As NASA missions explore our solar system and search for new worlds, they are finding water in surprising places. Wat... read more

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03.23.15

NASA Satellites Catch a 'Growth Spurt' from a Newborn Protostar

A sudden eruption around an exceptionally young star surprises astronomers. Using data from orbiting observatories, i... read more

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01.27.15

Citizen Scientists Lead Astronomers to Mystery Objects in Space

"Hmm, what's that?" Simply by asking the question, volunteers have led researchers to illuminate a little-known stage... read more

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01.06.15

Discovering Our Universe from the Classroom: Teacher Research Program Brings NASA Research to Schools Across America

How many high school teachers and kids can say that they have presented their astronomy reach alongside professional ... read more

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12.19.14

Horsehead of a Different Color

Sometimes a horse of a different color hardly seems to be a horse at all, as, for example, in this newly released ima... read more

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12.05.14

Warm Gas Pours 'Cold Water' on Galaxy's Star-Making

One galaxy devoured remnants of another galaxy, quenching the formation of new stars. read more

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11.10.14

Follow the Dust to Find Planets

Researchers studying what appears to be a beefed-up version of our solar system have discovered that it is encased in... read more

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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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