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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

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

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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

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

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

ssc2018-01

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

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

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

   

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