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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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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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03.15.06

SSC Astronomer Discovers a River of Stars

The California Institute of Technology announced today (March 15) that a team of astronomers, led by Carl Grillmair o... read more

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03.02.06

Hostile Beginnings for Components of Life

The components of life may have been under attack in the hostile environments of the universe's first galaxies, say a... read more

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03.01.06

Congratulations to the 2006 Spitzer Fellows!

Five recent PhDs have just been offered the chance of a lifetime. They have been given three years to focus solely on... read more

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02.09.06

Spitzer Scientist Speaks at AAAS Conference

Among the thousands of top interdisciplinary scientists, policy makers, journalists, and general science enthusiasts ... read more

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02.02.06

Spitzer Visits Spitzer

When Doreen Spitzer learned that her son was going to visit the science center named after her late husband, Dr. Lyma... read more

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01.26.06

Visiting Scientist Program Invites 'Cosmic Rock Star'

Dr. Edward Tedesco may not play a musical instrument and has yet to release an album, but that does not mean he isn't... read more

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12.22.05

Spitzer Spots Stellar Snowflake on the 'Christmas Tree Cluster'

The "Christmas Tree Cluster" has been seen sporting a shiny new decoration: an ornament made of newborn stars! But li... read more

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12.14.05

Spitzer Team Says Debris Disk Could Be Forming Infant Terrestrial Planets

Astronomers have found a debris disk around a sun-like star that may be forming or has formed its terrestrial planets... read more

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12.12.05

Spitzer Exposes Our Galaxy's Deepest Secrets

Astronomers have at last found inner light! Only, they didn't find it through the typical Earthly methods of meditati... read more

   

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