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10.19.11

Spitzer Finds the Coldest Companion to a Star Ever Seen

Although we all want to think that the people we keep company with are "cool," when it comes to the cosmos, no one ha... read more

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09.26.11

Spitzer Detects a Steaming Super-Earth Eclipsing Its Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has gathered surprising new details about a supersized and superheated version of Eart... read more

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08.15.11

Honeycomb Carbon Crystals Possibly Detected in Space

Flat flakes of carbon have been tentatively spotted in space. read more

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08.10.11

A Cosmic Inkblot Test

What do you see when you look at this strange mix of shapes from space? read more

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08.09.11

Spitzer Status Update

Spitzer scientists and engineers are beginning tests to study the feasibility of switching to the spacecraft's Inerti... read more

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07.20.11

Spitzer's Spider Web of Stars

Stars appear to be caught in a galactic web in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. 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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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05.20.10

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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