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10.22.14

Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV s... read more

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10.15.14

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of ga... read more

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09.09.14

Spitzer's SPLASH Project Dives Deep for Galaxies

Astronomers "fishing" for galaxies turn up surprisingly massive catch. In one of the longest surveys the telescope wi... read more

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08.07.14

Spitzer Telescope Honored by Aerospace Society

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has received the 2014 AIAA Space Science Award for its ongoing infrared studies of the... read more

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07.23.14

The Most Precise Measurement of an Alien World's Size

NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have made the most precise measurement yet of the size of a planet beyond ... read more

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07.02.14

Black Hole Fireworks in Nearby Galaxy

Celebrants this Fourth of July will enjoy the dazzling lights and booming shock waves from the explosions of firework... read more

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06.19.14

Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid ... read more

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06.12.14

Catching a 'Wave' of Galaxies Ending the Dark Ages

Through a project dubbed SURFS UP, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope are catching sight of a ... read more

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06.04.14

New Suspect Identified in Supernova Explosion

There were no witnesses to a stellar blast that lit up our skies a millennium ago, but NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... read more

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05.28.14

The 'Serpent' Star-forming Cloud Hatches New Stars

The dark patch of clouds in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is swaddled in so much dust, even infrared... read more

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05.21.14

Pitch Black: Cosmic Clumps Cast the Darkest Shadows

A colossal, deeply dark cloud is found cranking out massive stars in a new Spitzer study. read more

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05.15.14

What Do You See in a Nebula?

Sometimes looking at the night sky can say more about the observer than the universe - at least that's how it feels w... read more

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04.23.14

Professional and Amateur Astronomers Join Forces

Long before the term "citizen science" was coined, the field of astronomy has benefited from countless men and women ... read more

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04.03.14

New Tool Finds Buried Treasure in Spitzer Archives

Our Solar System is swarming with asteroids and comets. Although astronomers have identified many thousands of these ... read more

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03.27.14

Spitzer Sees the Galactic Dawn with 'Frontier Fields'

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, in tandem with other major NASA observatories, has recently embarked on a major new m... read more

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03.06.14

Mystery of Planet-forming Disks Explained by Magnetism

Gigantic magnetic loops on planet-forming disks explain a mystery of too much infrared light. read more

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02.26.14

Spitzer Stares into the Heart of New Supernova in M82

One of the closest supernovas to go off in the last few decades is putting on a good show for telescopes on the groun... read more

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02.07.14

Looking Back to the Cradle of Our Universe

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes team up to find a small galaxy that appears to be lying at the observable ... read more

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01.07.14

Stormy Stars? NASA's Spitzer Probes Weather on Brown Dwarfs

To the surprise of astronomers, most brown dwarfs may be roiled by massive storms. read more

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01.07.14

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Team up to Probe Faraway Galaxies

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes are providing a new perspective on the remote universe, including new view... read more

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12.18.13

The Rise and Fall of Galactic Cities

How and when galactic metropolises cease their opulent ways is the subject of new research from NASA's Spitzer Space ... read more

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12.16.13

New Animals on Display at Spitzer's Citizen Science Zoo

Since 2010, about 50,000 volunteers have taken to their computers to help astronomers catalog star-blown bubbles capt... read more

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11.21.13

Infant Galaxies Merge Near 'Cosmic Dawn'

Astronomers using the combined power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope in Chile and NASA’... read more

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11.11.13

Spitzer and ALMA Reveal a Star's Bubbly Birth

Supersonic jets burst out of a young star's cocoon in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Atacama... read more

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10.28.13

A Ghostly Trio from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Haunting images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show the disembodied remains of dying stars. read more

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09.24.13

How Engineers Revamped Spitzer to Probe Exoplanets

Even though NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was never designed to study exoplanets, it has become one of the world's p... read more

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09.10.13

Comet Found Hiding in Plain Sight

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered secrets of the "asteroid" called Don Quixote, revealing its true comet n... read more

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09.05.13

Coldest Brown Dwarfs Blur Star, Planet Lines

Researchers are getting to know some of our sun's closest and smallest neighbors. read more

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08.01.13

Monster Galaxies Lose Their Appetite With Age

Our universe is filled with gobs of galaxies, bound together by gravity into larger families called clusters. Lying a... read more

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07.31.13

Spitzer Discovers Young Stars with a 'Hula Hoop'

A pair of stars peeks out from a tilted disk twirling around them, allowing astronomers to monitor their "blinking" p... read more

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05.16.13

Galaxy's Ring of Fire

This galaxy's ring of fire "burns, burns, burns" with young stars. read more

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05.06.13

NASA's Spitzer Puts Planets in a Petri Dish

Astronomers are using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to dissect the atmospheres of an exotic class of planets called ... read more

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04.03.13

A Confetti-Like Collection of Stars

Stars sparkle in this lively new view of the Small Magellanic Cloud from NASA's Great Observatories. read more

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12.19.12

Armchair Science: Bag and Tag Glowing Galactic Clouds

A new galactic game launches today that lets citizen scientists identify the glowing clouds where future stars will b... read more

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12.18.12

Shot Away from its Companion, Giant Star Makes Waves

A runaway star can be seen charging through the dust in an infrared portrait from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. read more

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09.26.12

Spitzer, Hubble See Galaxy-Altering Quasars Ignite

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have caught sight of luminous quasars igniting after galaxies collide. Qua... read more

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09.24.12

Spitzer Welcomes Shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles

The Space Shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop its specially-adapted 747, made a grand tour of the Los Angles basin on Sep... read more

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05.24.12

NASA Scientist Figures Way to Weigh Space Rock

A scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has accurately determined the mass of a nearby a... read more

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03.07.12

Citizen Scientists Reveal a Bubbly Milky Way

Volunteers are helping astronomers find star-blown bubbles throughout our Milky Way galaxy. read more

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01.25.12

Astronomical Success: Caltech's George Helou Honored by Home Country of Lebanon

They say there is no place like home. For Caltech's George Helou, the essence of that phrase carries over to the reco... read more

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01.11.12

Teacher Program Brings NASA Research to High Schools, Middle Schools, Museums

Imagine you are a high school student walking into your science class in September and you learn that your teacher is... read more

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11.23.11

Doubling Up on the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Like the Milky Way, Messier 83 is classified as a barred spiral galaxy due to the bar-like pattern of stars that run ... read more

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11.10.11

The Tarantula Glows with X-rays and Infrared Light

The Tarantula nebula can be seen here in a web of dust and multimillion-degree gas. read more

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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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06.29.09

Frank Low, Pioneer of Infrared Astronomy, 1933-2009

On June 11th, Dr. Frank Low, one of the people responsible for the rise of infrared astronomy, died in Tucson. He was... read more

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06.23.09

Spitzer Status Update

Engineers and scientists are continuing with testing and characterization activities for the NASA Spitzer Space Teles... read more

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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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