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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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08.21.06

Engineers Studying Spitzer Anomaly

Engineers are studying data returned by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, to determine what caused the observatory to e... read more

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07.24.06

Black Hole Spills Kaleidoscope of Color

Shoes may not come in every color, but space objects do. All objects in space, everything from dust to distant galaxi... read more

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07.19.06

The Infrared Universe Comes to the Los Angeles County Arboretum

Want to lift off into space, but don't have a rocket? Just stop by the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden ... read more

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07.14.06

Spitzer Spots Building Blocks of Life in Supernova Remnant

In 1987 a massive star exploded in a neighboring galaxy, an event called a supernova. It was the closest supernova to... read more

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07.07.06

Astronomer in the Making

Adela Fedor has yet to receive a PhD, high school diploma, or even finish the eighth grade, but that did not stop her... read more

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06.16.06

How To Bake a Galaxy

Start with lots and lots of dark matter, then stir in gas. Let the mixture sit for a while, and a galaxy should rise ... read more

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06.08.06

A Massive Star's Death and the Dusty Universe

When the universe was only 700 million years old, some of its galaxies were already filled with lots of dust. But whe... read more

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06.07.06

Astronomers Find a Galactic Highway in the Sky

A long, slender stream of ancient stars has been discovered racing across the northern sky. The stream is about 30,00... read more

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06.05.06

Astronomers Find Ancient 'Cities' of Galaxies

A team of astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered a grand total of nearly 300 clusters of gal... read more

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05.22.06

Spitzer Reveals Jets Around a Dead Star

One of the most mysterious aspects of black holes is their ability to shoot small, steady jets of matter into space n... read more

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05.19.06

Teachers and Teens Discover a Cauldron of Star Formation

Eight hundred light-years away in the Orion constellation, a gigantic murky cloud called the "Witch Head Nebula" is t... read more

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05.10.06

Spitzer Spies the Remnants of a Shy Star

Big stars usually aren't shy about anything, not even death. At the end of their lives, they throw explosive tantrums... read more

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05.05.06

Spitzer Captures a Comet's Breakdown

Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3 cannot seem to hold itself together. During a visit to the inner solar system in 1995... read more

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04.28.06

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope a Cosmic Success!

Self-help books and grade school teachers have been promoting this tip for decades: To keep success in sight, make a ... read more

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04.24.06

Great Observatories Present Rainbow of a Galaxy

NASA's Spitzer, Hubble, and Chandra space observatories teamed up to create this multi-wavelength, false-colored view... read more

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04.20.06

The Infrared Background: Sometimes It's What You Don't See That Counts

It probably comes as no surprise that as powerful as our telescopes are, there are limits to what they can see. As we... read more

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04.07.06

Old and New Fellows Meet at a Spitzer Science Center Symposium

Old and new participants of the Spitzer Space Telescope Fellowship program will meet at the Spitzer Science Center on... read more

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03.31.06

Spitzer Finds Hyperactive Galaxies in the Distant Universe

Paper trails and DNA tests will not help nearby elliptical galaxies find their galactic ancestors. However, an identi... read more

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03.21.06

Spitzer Goes on a Cosmic Safari

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have conducted a cosmic safari to seek out a rare galactic species. ... read more

   

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