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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

feature07-19

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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07.24.07

Planets with Four Parents? Spitzer Finds Evidence for Strange Stellar Family

How many stars does it take to "raise" a planet? In our own solar system, it took only one -- our Sun. However, new r... read more

feature07-08

06.13.07

Spitzer Searches for the Origins of Life on Earth

Astronomers suspect the early Earth was a very harsh place. Temperatures were extreme, and the planet was constantly ... read more

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05.30.07

Running Rings Around the Galaxy

An astronomer at the Spitzer Science Center has discovered three giant stellar streams arcing high over the Milky Way... read more

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05.28.07

Life in the Cosmic Suburbs

Large galaxy clusters are the universe's metropolises, and for years many astronomers have focused their attention on... read more

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05.17.07

Baby Stars Hatching in Orion's Head

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of Orion, the famous hunter... read more

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05.01.07

Spitzer Spies Jet-Setting Stars

Rainbow-colored jets in the cosmic cloud BHR 71 point to a celestial smash occurring 600 light-years away from Earth ... read more

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04.26.07

Spitzer Learns About Carbon's Cosmic Life

Astronomers may be one step closer to understanding how the ingredients of life are processed in space, thanks to NAS... read more

feature07-02

04.11.07

Purple Palm Trees on Alien Worlds?

A team of NASA scientists led by a member of the Spitzer Science Center believe they have found a way to predict the ... read more

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03.13.07

Dead Star Snacks on Shredded Asteroid

For the last two years, astronomers have suspected that a nearby white dwarf star called GD 362 was "snacking" on a s... read more

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12.11.06

Times Change, But Do Supermassive Black Holes Remain the Same?

Have supermassive black holes changed since the dawn of our Universe nearly 14 billion years ago? read more

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11.29.06

Great Observatories Observe Oddball Supernova Remnant

NASA's Great Observatories -- Spitzer, Hubble, and Chandra -- are working together to unlock the mysterious structure... read more

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10.24.06

Belching Black Holes

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have recently identified two quasars, or supermassive black holes, t... read more

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10.19.06

'Art of Astronomy' Event To Feature Space Artists and More

Mark your calendars for The Art of Astronomy, a three-day public event celebrating the collaboration of astronomy and... read more

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10.10.06

Asteroids, Comets, and Planets: Cut from the Same Cloth?

Could all of the asteroids, comets, and planets in our Milky Way galaxy be made of a similar mix of dusty components? read more

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10.03.06

Planets Prefer Safe Neighborhoods

A star must live in a relatively tranquil cosmic neighborhood to foster planet formation, say astronomers using NASA'... read more

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09.26.06

Echoing Infrared Across the Milky Way

For a brief moment in 2002, an obscure star called V838 Monocerotis (nicknamed V838 Mon by astronomers) suddenly beca... read more

feature06-29

09.18.06

Spitzer Sees a Dim Star and Big Bright Black Hole

Two extremely rare cosmic objects have recently been detected in a shallow survey conducted with NASA's Spitzer Space... read more

feature06-28

09.08.06

Spitzer Is Back and Revealing the Story of Stellar Birth

A spectacular new infrared image and spectrum from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the complex life cycle of y... read more

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feature06-27

08.31.06

Spitzer Restored to Normal Operations

Engineers and scientists working on the recovery team brought NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope out of safe mode and res... read more

feature06-26

08.25.06

Spitzer Celebrates Terrific Threes!

In three terrific years, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has peered into the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, detected p... read more

   

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