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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

ssc2018-10

08.09.18

Water Is Destroyed, Then Reborn in Ultrahot Jupiters

Imagine a place where the weather forecast is always the same: scorching temperatures, relentlessly sunny, and with a... read more

ssc2018-09

08.02.18

The Fading Ghost of a Long-Dead Star

Thin, red veins of energized gas mark the location of one of the larger supernova remnants in the Milky Way galaxy in... read more

ssc2018-08

06.14.18

Astronomers See Distant Eruption as Black Hole Destroys Star

For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material eje... read more

ssc2018-07

03.01.18

NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet's Atmosphere

Much like detectives who study fingerprints to identify the culprit, scientists used NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space ... read more

ssc2018-04

02.05.18

New Clues to TRAPPIST-1 Planet Compositions, Atmospheres

In the year since NASA announced the seven Earth-sized planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system, scientists have been working... read more

ssc2018-03

01.22.18

A ‘hot Jupiter’ with unusual winds

The hottest point on a gaseous planet near a distant star isn’t where astrophysicists expected it to be – a discovery... read more

ssc2018-02

01.11.18

NASA's Great Observatories Team Up to Find Magnified and Stretched Image of Distant Galaxy

An intensive survey deep into the universe by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has yielded the proverbial n... read more

ssc2018-01

01.11.18

NASA Space Telescopes Provide a 3-D Journey Through the Orion Nebula

Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA's Universe of Learning program have combined visible and infrared... read more

ssc2017-18

11.29.17

Exoplanet Has Smothering Stratosphere Without Water

A NASA-led team has found evidence that the oversized exoplanet WASP-18b is wrapped in a smothering stratosphere load... read more

ssc2017-17

11.16.17

Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to have Atmosphere

A super-Earth exoplanet thought to sport lava lakes on its hot side, 55 Cancri e, likely also wears an atmosphere wit... read more

ssc2017-16

11.01.17

Overlooked Treasure: The First Evidence of Exoplanets

Beneath an elegant office building with a Spanish-style red tiled roof in Pasadena, California, three timeworn storer... read more

ssc2017-15

10.30.17

Spitzer Reveals Ancient Galaxies' Frenzied Starmaking

A deep look back to the early universe by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a surprisingly rowdy bunch of g... read more

ssc2017-14

10.16.17

NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neu... read more

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ssc2017-13

10.13.17

NASA Seeks Information from Potential Funders for Spitzer

NASA is seeking information from U.S. parties interested in operating the Spitzer Space Telescope with non-NASA fundi... read more

ssc2017-12

10.11.17

Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

A study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars th... read more

ssc2017-11

10.04.17

Mysterious Dimming of Tabby's Star May Be Caused by Dust

One of the most mysterious stellar objects may be revealing some of its secrets at last. Called KIC 8462852, also kno... read more

ssc2017-10

08.17.17

Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts

Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clo... read more

ssc2017-09

08.11.17

TRAPPIST-1 is Older Than Our Solar System

Researchers say in a new study that the TRAPPIST-1 star is quite old: between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years. This is up t... read more

ssc2017-08

06.08.17

The Art of Exoplanets

How do you visualize distant worlds that you can't see? IPAC's Robert Hurt and Tim Pyle are featured in a new video p... read more

ssc2017-07

05.25.17

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. read more

ssc2017-06

05.11.17

'Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere

A study combining observations from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-... read more

ssc2017-05

05.10.17

Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning near... read more

ssc2017-04

05.03.17

5000 Days in the Life of an Astronomy Robot

May 3rd, 2017 marks the 5,000th day of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope mission. This video gives us a detailed look at... read more

ssc2017-03

04.26.17

'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing

Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit ... read more

ssc2017-02

03.10.17

Ancient Stardust Sheds Light on the First Stars

Astronomers have detected a huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen when the universe was only 4 percent of it... read more

ssc2017-01

02.22.17

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. ... read more

ssc2017-00

02.14.17

Spitzer Hears Stellar 'Heartbeat' from Planetary Companion

A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away. NASA's Spitzer Sp... read more

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11.10.16

NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to observe a microlensi... read more

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09.28.16

The Frontier Fields: Where Primordial Galaxies Lurk

In the ongoing hunt for the universe's earliest galaxies, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has wrapped up its observati... read more

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09.21.16

'Milky Way Project' Relaunches Citizen Science Website

To most of us, our home galaxy, the Milky Way, seems like mind-boggling, never-ending space. But what does the Milky ... read more

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09.08.16

'Enterprise' Nebulae Seen by Spitzer

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the TV series "Star Trek," which first aired September 8th,1966, a new infra... read more

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08.29.16

NASA Team Probes Peculiar Age-Defying Star

For years, astronomers have puzzled over a massive star lodged deep in the Milky Way that shows conflicting signs of ... read more

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08.25.16

Spitzer Space Telescope Begins 'Beyond' Phase

Celebrating the spacecraft's ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA's Spitzer Space Tel... read more

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07.27.16

Loneliest Young Star Seen by Spitzer and WISE

Alone on the cosmic road, far from any known celestial object, a young, independent star is going through a tremendou... read more

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07.21.16

Seeing the Milky Way's Giant Black Hole with New Eyes

The Spitzer Space Telescope is exploring Sagittarius A*, the black hole in the center of the Milky Way. This supermas... read more

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06.14.16

Gluttonous Star May Hold Clues to Planet Formation

Astronomers have gained a new perspective on the behavior of outbursting star FU Orionis, using data from an airborne... read more

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06.09.16

Spitzer Operations to Continue into 2019

NASA has approved the continued operation of the Spitzer mission through the commissioning phase of the James Webb Sp... read more

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05.24.16

NASA Telescopes Find Clues For How Giant Black Holes Formed So Quickly

Using data from NASA's Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the earl... read more

   

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