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06.30.11

NASA's Spitzer Finds Distant Galaxies Grazed on Gas

Galaxies once thought of as voracious tigers are more like grazing cows, according to a new study using NASA's Spitze... read more

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06.15.11

A Green Ring Fit for a Superhero

Has the comic book superhero Green Lantern lost his ring? In fact, this giant ring of glowing dust, imaged by NASA's ... read more

ssc2011-06

05.26.11

Spitzer Sees Crystal 'Rain' in Outer Clouds of Infant Star

Tiny crystals of a green mineral called olivine are falling down like rain on a burgeoning star, according to observa... read more

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05.23.11

Planet? Check.

A new planetary member of the Kepler-10 solar system was announced today. Using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... read more

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05.20.11

Spitzer Achievements Honored at Rotary Stellar Awards

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Stellar Award by the Rotary National Award for S... read more

ssc2011-05

04.12.11

NASA Telescopes Help Discover Surprisingly Early Galaxy

Astronomers have uncovered one of the earliest galaxies to appear in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.... read more

ssc2011-04

04.04.11

NASA's Spitzer Discovers Time-Delayed Jets Around Young Star

Astronomers have discovered that two symmetrical jets shooting away from opposite sides of a blossoming star are expe... read more

ssc2011-03

02.10.11

New View of Family Life in the North America Nebula

Stars at all stages of development, from dusty little tots to young adults, are on display in a new image from NASA's... read more

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02.07.11

IPAC Celebrates 25 Years at Caltech

Twenty five years ago moving vans were being loaded at the Union Bank, on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena, for the firs... read more

ssc2011-01

01.12.11

Cosmology Standard Candle Not So Standard After All

Astronomers have turned up the first direct proof that "standard candles" used to illuminate the size of the universe... read more

ssc2011-02

01.12.11

NASA Telescopes Help Identify Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

Astronomers have uncovered a burgeoning galactic metropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. This ancie... read more

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01.10.11

Stellar Education: Teachers Bring Classroom Space Science to Astronomy Conference

Real space science and insights into teaching astronomy come straight from the classroom to a renowned international ... read more

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12.08.10

NASA's Spitzer Reveals First Carbon-Rich Planet

Astronomers have discovered that a huge, searing-hot planet orbiting another star is loaded with an unusual amount of... read more

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11.24.10

Astronomers Probe 'Sandbar' Between Islands of Galaxies

Astronomers have caught sight of an unusual galaxy that has illuminated new details about a celestial "sandbar" conne... read more

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11.18.10

Spitzer Reveals a Buried Explosion Sparked by a Galactic Train Wreck

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have found a stunning burst of star formation that beams out as much... read more

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10.27.10

Spitzer Goes Buck Wild and Finds Buckyballs Floating Between the Stars

Fresh after finding buckyballs around an aging star, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has now detected these intriguing... read more

ssc2010-09

10.27.10

Space Buckyballs Thrive, Finds NASA Spitzer Telescope

Astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space. They used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to find the... read more

ssc2010-08

10.19.10

Astronomers Find Weird, Warm Spot on an Exoplanet

Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a distant planet with a warm spot in the wrong place. read more

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10.12.10

Giant Star Goes Supernova -- and is Smothered by its Own Dust

A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang. read more

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09.23.10

Shining Starlight on the Dark Cocoons of Star Birth

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope data offers insight into cores of star-forming regions. read more

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09.02.10

Spitzer Finds a Flavorful Mix of Asteroids

New research from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals that asteroids somewhat near Earth, termed near-Earth object... read more

ssc2010-07

08.23.10

Pulverized Planet Dust May Lie Around Double Stars

Tight double-star systems might not be the best places for life to spring up, according to a new study using data fro... read more

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08.18.10

Galaxies' Glory Days Revealed

Astronomers have experienced the galactic equivalent of discovering pictures of a mild-mannered grandmother partying ... read more

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08.05.10

NASA's Great Observatories Witness a Galactic Spectacle

A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. read more

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07.28.10

Into the Wild: Spitzer Space Telescope Surveys the Milky Way's Outback

A new survey by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has turned up treasures aplenty in the outer regions of the Milky Way,... read more

ssc2010-06

07.22.10

NASA Telescope Finds Elusive Buckyballs in Space for First Time

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space fo... read more

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07.14.10

Unravelling the Mystery of Star Birth - Dust Disk Discovered Around Massive Star

Astronomers caught their first glimpse of a dusty disk closely encircling a massive baby star, providing direct evide... read more

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07.09.10

Catch a Planet By the Tail

New observations of a dust cloud trailing Earth may help astronomers find Earth-like planets around distant stars. NA... read more

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07.07.10

Spitzer Spies a 'Flying Dragon' Smoldering with Secret Star Birth

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a cosmic cloud shaped like a flying dragon that has a secret burning behi... read more

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06.24.10

The Coolest Stars Come Out of the Dark

Astronomers have uncovered what appear to be 14 of the coldest stars known in our universe. These failed stars, calle... read more

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05.26.10

Astronomers Discover Clue to Origin of Milky Way Gas Clouds

A surprising discovery that hydrogen gas clouds found in abundance in and above our Milky Way Galaxy have preferred l... read more

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05.20.10

Two Peas in an Irregular Pod: How Binary Stars May Form

Our sun may be an only child, but most of the stars in the galaxy are actually twins. The sibling stars circle around... read more

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05.12.10

Ancient City of Galaxies Looks Surprisingly Modern

Astronomers are a bit like archeologists as they dig back through space and time searching for remnants of the early ... read more

ssc2010-05

04.21.10

'This Planet Tastes Funny,' According to Spitzer Telescope

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet -- it lacks methane, an ingredient... read more

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04.01.10

Colony of Young Stars Shines in New Spitzer Image

Astronomers have their eyes on a hot group of young stars, watching their every move like the paparazzi. A new infrar... read more

ssc2010-04

03.29.10

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Chandra/Spitzer Image

A new image from NASA's Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows the dusty remains of a collapsed star. The dust is... read more

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03.23.10

Spitzer Space Telescope Team Receives Award

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope team has been selected to receive the 2010 Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award from the Astr... read more

ssc2010-03

03.17.10

NASA's Spitzer Unearths Primitive Black Holes

Astronomers have come across what appear to be two of the earliest and most primitive supermassive black holes known.... read more

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03.10.10

Spitzer Detects the 'Heartbeat' of Star Formation in the Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope rather like a doctor's stethoscope to listen in on the "heartbea... read more

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02.18.10

Jurassic Space: Telescopes Probe Ancient Galaxies Near Us

Imagine finding a living dinosaur in your backyard. Astronomers have found the astronomical equivalent of prehistoric... read more

   

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