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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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05.20.10

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

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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

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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

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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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02.17.10

NASA's Chandra Reveals Origin of Key Cosmic Explosions

New findings from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have provided a major advance in understanding a type of supernova... read more

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02.09.10

Spitzer Goes to the Olympics

Artwork inspired by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is making an appearance at this year's Winter Olympics in Vancouve... read more

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12.24.09

A Quarter Century of Infrared Astronomy

This composite graphic encompasses a quarter century of infrared astronomy from space, a world away from Galileo Gali... read more

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11.04.09

Unsettled Youth: Spitzer Observes a Chaotic Planetary System

Before our planets found their way to the stable orbits they circle in today, they wiggled and jostled about like uns... read more

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10.30.09

Spitzer Space Telescope Mission Status

On Friday, Oct. 23, engineers with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope successfully swapped the spacecraft from the main n... read more

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10.23.09

Universal Origins

Four hundred years ago when Galileo turned his tiny telescope to the night sky our view of the Universe changed forev... read more

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10.20.09

Astronomers Do It Again: Find Organic Molecules Around Gas Planet

Peering far beyond our solar system, NASA researchers have detected the basic chemistry for life in a second hot gas ... read more

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09.01.09

Station Fire

Smoke and flames from the Station Fire are visible from the Spitzer Science Center, located on the campus of the Cali... read more

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07.27.09

Warmed Up and Ready to Go

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has put its infrared eyes back on the sky to observe the cold and dusty universe. read more

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07.10.09

Spitzer Status Update

Testing and characterization activities continue for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope warm mission, a process that bega... read more

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06.29.09

Frank Low, Pioneer of Infrared Astronomy, 1933-2009

On June 11th, Dr. Frank Low, one of the people responsible for the rise of infrared astronomy, died in Tucson. He was... read more

   

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