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09.09.14

Spitzer's SPLASH Project Dives Deep for Galaxies

Astronomers "fishing" for galaxies turn up surprisingly massive catch. In one of the longest surveys the telescope wi... read more

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08.07.14

Spitzer Telescope Honored by Aerospace Society

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has received the 2014 AIAA Space Science Award for its ongoing infrared studies of the... read more

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07.23.14

The Most Precise Measurement of an Alien World's Size

NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have made the most precise measurement yet of the size of a planet beyond ... read more

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07.02.14

Black Hole Fireworks in Nearby Galaxy

Celebrants this Fourth of July will enjoy the dazzling lights and booming shock waves from the explosions of firework... read more

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06.19.14

Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid ... read more

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06.12.14

Catching a 'Wave' of Galaxies Ending the Dark Ages

Through a project dubbed SURFS UP, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope are catching sight of a ... read more

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06.04.14

New Suspect Identified in Supernova Explosion

There were no witnesses to a stellar blast that lit up our skies a millennium ago, but NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... read more

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05.28.14

The 'Serpent' Star-forming Cloud Hatches New Stars

The dark patch of clouds in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is swaddled in so much dust, even infrared... read more

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05.21.14

Pitch Black: Cosmic Clumps Cast the Darkest Shadows

A colossal, deeply dark cloud is found cranking out massive stars in a new Spitzer study. read more

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05.15.14

What Do You See in a Nebula?

Sometimes looking at the night sky can say more about the observer than the universe - at least that's how it feels w... read more

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04.23.14

Professional and Amateur Astronomers Join Forces

Long before the term "citizen science" was coined, the field of astronomy has benefited from countless men and women ... read more

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04.03.14

New Tool Finds Buried Treasure in Spitzer Archives

Our Solar System is swarming with asteroids and comets. Although astronomers have identified many thousands of these ... read more

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03.27.14

Spitzer Sees the Galactic Dawn with 'Frontier Fields'

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, in tandem with other major NASA observatories, has recently embarked on a major new m... read more

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03.06.14

Mystery of Planet-forming Disks Explained by Magnetism

Gigantic magnetic loops on planet-forming disks explain a mystery of too much infrared light. read more

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02.26.14

Spitzer Stares into the Heart of New Supernova in M82

One of the closest supernovas to go off in the last few decades is putting on a good show for telescopes on the groun... read more

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02.07.14

Looking Back to the Cradle of Our Universe

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes team up to find a small galaxy that appears to be lying at the observable ... read more

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01.07.14

Stormy Stars? NASA's Spitzer Probes Weather on Brown Dwarfs

To the surprise of astronomers, most brown dwarfs may be roiled by massive storms. read more

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01.07.14

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Team up to Probe Faraway Galaxies

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes are providing a new perspective on the remote universe, including new view... read more

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12.18.13

The Rise and Fall of Galactic Cities

How and when galactic metropolises cease their opulent ways is the subject of new research from NASA's Spitzer Space ... read more

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12.16.13

New Animals on Display at Spitzer's Citizen Science Zoo

Since 2010, about 50,000 volunteers have taken to their computers to help astronomers catalog star-blown bubbles capt... read more

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11.21.13

Infant Galaxies Merge Near 'Cosmic Dawn'

Astronomers using the combined power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope in Chile and NASA’... read more

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11.11.13

Spitzer and ALMA Reveal a Star's Bubbly Birth

Supersonic jets burst out of a young star's cocoon in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Atacama... read more

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10.28.13

A Ghostly Trio from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Haunting images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show the disembodied remains of dying stars. read more

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09.24.13

How Engineers Revamped Spitzer to Probe Exoplanets

Even though NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was never designed to study exoplanets, it has become one of the world's p... read more

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09.10.13

Comet Found Hiding in Plain Sight

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered secrets of the "asteroid" called Don Quixote, revealing its true comet n... read more

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09.05.13

Coldest Brown Dwarfs Blur Star, Planet Lines

Researchers are getting to know some of our sun's closest and smallest neighbors. read more

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08.01.13

Monster Galaxies Lose Their Appetite With Age

Our universe is filled with gobs of galaxies, bound together by gravity into larger families called clusters. Lying a... read more

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07.31.13

Spitzer Discovers Young Stars with a 'Hula Hoop'

A pair of stars peeks out from a tilted disk twirling around them, allowing astronomers to monitor their "blinking" p... read more

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05.16.13

Galaxy's Ring of Fire

This galaxy's ring of fire "burns, burns, burns" with young stars. read more

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05.06.13

NASA's Spitzer Puts Planets in a Petri Dish

Astronomers are using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to dissect the atmospheres of an exotic class of planets called ... read more

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04.03.13

A Confetti-Like Collection of Stars

Stars sparkle in this lively new view of the Small Magellanic Cloud from NASA's Great Observatories. read more

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12.19.12

Armchair Science: Bag and Tag Glowing Galactic Clouds

A new galactic game launches today that lets citizen scientists identify the glowing clouds where future stars will b... read more

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12.18.12

Shot Away from its Companion, Giant Star Makes Waves

A runaway star can be seen charging through the dust in an infrared portrait from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. read more

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09.26.12

Spitzer, Hubble See Galaxy-Altering Quasars Ignite

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have caught sight of luminous quasars igniting after galaxies collide. Qua... read more

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09.24.12

Spitzer Welcomes Shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles

The Space Shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop its specially-adapted 747, made a grand tour of the Los Angles basin on Sep... read more

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05.24.12

NASA Scientist Figures Way to Weigh Space Rock

A scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has accurately determined the mass of a nearby a... read more

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03.07.12

Citizen Scientists Reveal a Bubbly Milky Way

Volunteers are helping astronomers find star-blown bubbles throughout our Milky Way galaxy. read more

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01.25.12

Astronomical Success: Caltech's George Helou Honored by Home Country of Lebanon

They say there is no place like home. For Caltech's George Helou, the essence of that phrase carries over to the reco... read more

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01.11.12

Teacher Program Brings NASA Research to High Schools, Middle Schools, Museums

Imagine you are a high school student walking into your science class in September and you learn that your teacher is... read more

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11.23.11

Doubling Up on the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Like the Milky Way, Messier 83 is classified as a barred spiral galaxy due to the bar-like pattern of stars that run ... read more

   

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