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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

ssc2020-09

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

ssc2020-04

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

ssc2020-05

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

ssc2020-03

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

ssc2019-18

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

ssc2019-17

10.30.19

Spitzer Telescope Spots a Ghoulish Gourd

Look closer to see why scientists studying this distant cloud of dust and gas think it resembles a cosmic jack-o'-lan... read more

ssc2019-16

09.30.19

Spitzer Spots a Starry Region Bursting With Bubbles

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are infl... read more

ssc2019-15

08.27.19

Sixteen Images for Spitzer's Sweet 16

NASA launched its Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit around the Sun on Aug. 25, 2003. Since then, the observatory has... read more

ssc2019-14

08.19.19

NASA Gets a Rare Look at a Rocky Exoplanet's Surface

A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a ... read more

ssc2019-13

08.07.19

NASA's Spitzer Spies a Perfectly Sideways Galaxy

It might look like a lightsaber floating in space, but the red beam in the middle of this image is actually a galaxy ... read more

ssc2019-12

07.02.19

Atmosphere of Midsize Planet Revealed by Hubble, Spitzer

Two NASA space telescopes have teamed up to identify, for the first time, the detailed chemical "fingerprint" of a pl... read more

ssc2019-11

06.26.19

A Whirlpool 'Warhol' from NASA's Spitzer Telescope

Unlike Andy Warhol's famous silkscreen grids of repeating images rendered in different colors, the varying hues of th... read more

ssc2019-10

06.13.19

How NASA's Spitzer Has Stayed Alive for So Long

After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off ... read more

ssc2019-08

05.31.19

NASA's Spitzer Captures Stellar Family Portrait

The evolution of stellar families - born from the same clumps of gas and dust - is just some of what's on display in ... read more

ssc2019-06

05.08.19

New Clues About How Ancient Galaxies Lit up the Universe

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected... read more

ssc2019-05

04.25.19

The Giant Galaxy Around the Giant Black Hole

On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole's event horizon, t... read more

ssc2019-04

03.27.19

'Space Butterfly' Is Home to Hundreds of Baby Stars

What looks like a red butterfly in space is in reality a nursery for hundreds of baby stars, revealed in this infrare... read more

ssc2019-03

02.27.19

Why Do Some Galactic Unions Lead to Doom?

Three images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show pairs of galaxies on the cusp of cosmic consolidations. Though ... read more

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ssc2019-02

01.07.19

NASA Science Featured at Major Astronomy Conference

Astronomers, astrophysicists and other space scientists will gather to discuss their latest research at the 233rd mee... read more

ssc2019-01

01.07.19

Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope

Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of ... read more

ssc2018-17

12.18.18

Young Star Caught in a Fit of Growth

Researchers have discovered a young star in the midst of a rare growth spurt—a dramatic phase of stellar evolution wh... read more

ssc2018-16

11.16.18

Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient in Sand, Glass

We are all, quite literally, made of star dust. Many of the chemicals that compose our planet and our bodies were for... read more

ssc2018-15

11.14.18

NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua

In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua - the first ... read more

ssc2018-14

10.23.18

Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Cat's Paw Nebula, so named for the large, round features tha... read more

ssc2018-13

08.22.18

15 Years in Space for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Initially scheduled for a minimum 2.5-year primary mission, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has gone far beyond its ex... read more

ssc2018-12

08.10.18

Spitzer Beyond: The Incredible Continuing Adventures of the Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope is one of NASA's Great Observatories, designed to observe the universe in infrared light.... read more

   

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