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06.09.09

Spitzer Status Update

Characterization activities for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope continue, a process that began after its cryogen ran o... read more

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05.28.09

Spitzer Status Update

Characterization activities for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope continue, a process that began after its cryogen ran o... read more

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05.05.09

If Spitzer Could Talk: An Interview with NASA's Coolest Space Telescope

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is about to use its last drop of the coolant that has chilled it for the past five-and... read more

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04.30.09

Streams of Stars Provide "Missing Link" in the Evolution of Galaxy Disks

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered streams of young stars flow... read more

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04.20.09

Rocky Planets Around 'Dead' Stars

Using the infrared detectors on NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of researchers based in the U.K. and in the Un... read more

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03.12.09

Galactic Dust Bunnies Found to Contain Carbon After All

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, researchers have found evidence suggesting that stars rich in carbon complex mo... read more

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12.24.08

New Image Shows the Power of Visual Remix

The same way a visible-light photographer can choose to shoot black and white instead of color, astronomers using NAS... read more

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12.16.08

Planets Living on the Edge

Some stars have it tough when it comes to raising planets. A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows one ... read more

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12.03.08

Vivid View of Tycho's Supernova Remnant

This composite image of the Tycho supernova remnant combines infrared and X-ray observations obtained with NASA's Spi... read more

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10.07.08

Artists and Astronomers 'Observe' the Universe Together

Our current view of the universe, to quote Albert Einstein, is "not weirder than we do imagine, but weirder than we c... read more

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10.07.08

Massive Young Stars Trigger Stellar Birth

RCW 108 is a region where stars are actively forming within the Milky Way galaxy about 4,000 light years from Earth. ... read more

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09.23.08

Spitzer Podcasts Downloaded Over 7 Million Times

Podcasting -- producing audio & video content for computers and mobile devices -- has grown in popularity over the pa... read more

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09.18.08

Water Hit with Young Star's Best Shot

Water is being blasted to pieces by a young star's laser-like jets, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer... read more

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09.10.08

The Spitzer Space Telescope and the Los Angeles Arboretum Team Up for Terrabyte

Take leading artists and scientists from all over the Pasadena area, put them in the great outdoors on a lovely late ... read more

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08.19.08

Celebrate Spitzer's 5th Anniversary at Griffith Observatory!

Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory will host an event on August 22-24, 2008 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of NASA... read more

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08.06.08

Spitzer Notices Star Birth Spike in Galaxies Moving to Cosmic Cities

New evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals that most galaxies undergo a huge stellar baby boom when the... read more

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06.18.08

Stellar Lightweight Causes a Mysteriously Massive Explosion

When amateur astronomer Ron Arbour spotted an enormous explosion from 17 million light-years away in the Fireworks Ga... read more

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05.16.08

Spitzer Finds Cosmic Neon's Sweet Spot

On Earth, neon is known for being flashy. Any Las Vegas tourist knows that signs sporting this noble gas are hard to ... read more

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05.13.08

New Software Brings the Universe to Your Computer

The incredible images from NASA's "Great Observatories" and many other NASA space- and ground-based telescopes are no... read more

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04.30.08

The Second Stellar Baby Boom

When it comes to giving birth, galaxies don't seem to have a "ticking biological clock." In fact, observations from N... read more

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04.08.08

Spitzer Spots Ancient Cosmic Urban Sprawl

The universe's first "galactic cities" did not sprout up randomly across space. On the contrary, a new statistical an... read more

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03.24.08

Cosmic Searchlights Reveal 'Lost' Galaxies

Millions of faint galaxies are hovering near the edge of our universe, too dim to be detected by most telescopes -- b... read more

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02.26.08

Spitzer's Eyes Perfect for Spotting Diamonds in the Sky

Diamonds may be rare on Earth, but surprisingly common in space -- and the super-sensitive infrared eyes of NASA's Sp... read more

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01.25.08

Cosmic Suburbia is a Better Breeding Ground for Stars

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that galaxies prefer to raise stars in cosmic suburbia r... read more

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12.21.07

One Million Downloads for the Hidden Universe

It's official -- "The Hidden Universe" is no longer a secret. The video podcast series from NASA's Spitzer Space Tele... read more

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12.14.07

Spitzer Studies Struggle of Galactic Teenagers

Billions of years ago, small galaxies across the universe regularly collided -- forcing the gas, dust, stars, and bla... read more

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12.11.07

A Classic Beauty

M51, whose name comes from being the 51st entry in Charles Messier's catalog, is considered to be one of the classic ... read more

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11.28.07

Youthful Star Sprouts Planets Early

A stellar prodigy has been spotted about 450 light-years away in a system called UX Tau A by NASA's Spitzer Space Tel... read more

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11.13.07

Spitzer Researcher Named 2007 Scientist of the Year

Dr. David Charbonneau was named Discover Magazine's "Scientist of the Year" for his work in detecting and characteriz... read more

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11.08.07

Spitzer Spies a Stellar Bubble Blower

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a baby star 1,140 light-years away from Earth blowing two massi... read more

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10.22.07

To Catch a Galactic Thief

On Earth, thieves steal everything from diamonds to art to bags full of money. In space, gas -- fuel for making stars... read more

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10.17.07

Infrared Galaxies Didn't Always Prefer the 'Suburbs'

Dusty infrared galaxies are cosmic "nurseries" for some of the universe's hottest young stars -- and new research fro... read more

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10.03.07

Star System 'Just Right' for Building an Earth

An Earth-like planet is likely forming 424 light-years away in a star system called HD 113766, say astronomers using ... read more

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09.26.07

Spitzer Astronomer Selected for Women's Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame has selected Dr. Judith Pipher, a Spitzer Space Telescope astronomer, to join its r... read more

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09.18.07

Open Your 'SkInfrared' Eyes in Old Pasadena

View the world through heat-sensitive infrared eyes at SkInfrared, a free art exhibit presented by NASA's Spitzer Spa... read more

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09.12.07

Cosmic Neon Lights the Way

On Earth, neon signs point to motel vacancies and nearby eateries. Now for the first time, astronomers have spotted n... read more

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08.24.07

Spitzer Celebrates Fourth Anniversary with Celestial Fireworks

A newly expanded image of the Helix nebula lends a festive touch to the fourth anniversary of the launch of NASA's Sp... read more

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08.16.07

Terrabyte 2.0 Launches at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden on August 26, 2007

Transport to a universe of ever-changing sights, sounds, and spaces at the Los Angeles County Arboretum's second annu... read more

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08.16.07

Do Supermassive Black Holes Stunt Stellar Birth in Galaxies?

New evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows that supermassive black holes at the centers of elliptical gal... read more

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08.08.07

Stellar Siblings in Serpens South

A spectacular new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope uncovers a small group of young stellar "siblings" in the... read more

   

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