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10.26.20

Data reveals evidence of molecular absorption in the atmosphere of a hot Neptune

An international team of scientists recently measured the spectrum of the atmosphere of a rare hot Neptune exoplanet,... read more

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10.12.20

3 UCF Researchers Part of Nature Astronomy Articles Chronicling Spitzer Space Telescope Legacy

The papers provide an inventory of some of the greatest discoveries of the past decade and suggest targets for the ne... read more

ssc2020-16

09.24.20

Data Sonification: Sounds from Around the Milky Way

A new project using sonification turns astronomical images from Chandra and other telescopes into sound. This allows ... read more

ssc2020-15

09.16.20

NASA Missions Spy First Possible Planet Hugging a Stellar Cinder

The violent events leading up to the death of a star would likely drive away any planets. The newly discovered Jupite... read more

ssc2020-14

08.25.20

Where Are Stars Made? NASA's Spitzer Spies a Hot Spot

The nebula known as W51 is one of the most active star-forming regions in the Milky Way galaxy. First identified in 1... read more

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08.18.20

Citizen Scientists Discover Dozens of New Cosmic Neighbors in NASA Data

Using a NASA-designed software program, members of the public helped identify a cache of brown dwarfs – sometimes cal... read more

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08.05.20

Statistical Evidence for Temperature Inversions in Ultra-Hot Jupiters

The thermal structure of hot gas giant exoplanet atmospheres is likely to be inverted for the hottest planets, a clas... read more

ssc2020-13

06.24.20

NASA’s TESS, Spitzer Missions Discover a World Orbiting a Unique Young Star

The newly discovered planet is orbiting a star still encircled by the disk of material from which both objects formed... read more

ssc2020-12

06.22.20

Young Giant Planet Offers Clues to Formation of Exotic Worlds

Jupiter-size planets orbiting close to their stars have upended ideas about how giant planets form. Finding young mem... read more

ssc2020-11

04.28.20

Spitzer Telescope Reveals the Precise Timing of a Black Hole Dance

Black holes aren't stationary in space; in fact, they can be quite active in their movements. But because they are co... read more

ssc2020-10

04.17.20

California Nebula Stars in Final Mosaic by NASA's Spitzer

Five days before NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope ended its mission on Jan. 30, 2020, scientists used the spacecraft's ... read more

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04.09.20

In a First, NASA Measures Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf

For the first time, scientists have directly measured wind speed on a brown dwarf, an object larger than Jupiter (the... read more

ssc2020-08

01.30.20

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Ends Mission of Astronomical Discovery

After more than 16 years studying the universe in infrared light, revealing new wonders in our solar system, our gala... read more

ssc2020-06

01.27.20

Tarantula Nebula Spins Web of Mystery in Spitzer Image

The Tarantula Nebula, seen in this image by the Spitzer Space Telescope, was one of the first targets studied by the ... read more

ssc2020-05

01.24.20

Operate a NASA Great Observatory With New VR Experience

A new virtual reality experience lets users get a taste of what it's like to explore the cosmos with the Spitzer Spac... read more

ssc2020-04

01.24.20

For Hottest Planet, a Major Meltdown, Study Shows

In the scorching atmosphere of exoplanet KELT-9b, even molecules are torn to shreds. read more

ssc2020-03

01.22.20

NASA Celebrates the Legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA is celebrating the legacy of one of its Great Observatories, the Spitzer Space Telescope, which has studied the ... read more

ssc2020-02

01.15.20

NASA Pays Tribute, Says Goodbye to One of Agency’s Great Observatories

NASA will host a live program at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 22, to celebrate the far-reaching legacy of the agency’s ... read more

ssc2020-01

01.07.20

NASA Planet Hunter Finds Earth-Size Habitable-Zone World

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone,... read more

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12.19.19

Spitzer Studies a Stellar Playground With a Long History

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Perseus Molecular Cloud, a massive collection of gas and dus... read more

   

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