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ssc2020-17

11.18.20

16-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Solved, Revealing Stellar Missing Link

The Blue Ring Nebula, which perplexed scientists for over a decade, appears to be the youngest known example of two s... read more

ssc2020-16

09.24.20

Data Sonification: Sounds from Around the Milky Way

A new project using sonification turns astronomical images from Chandra and other telescopes into sound. This allows ... read more

ssc2020-15

09.16.20

NASA Missions Spy First Possible Planet Hugging a Stellar Cinder

The violent events leading up to the death of a star would likely drive away any planets. The newly discovered Jupite... read more

ssc2020-14

08.25.20

Where Are Stars Made? NASA's Spitzer Spies a Hot Spot

The nebula known as W51 is one of the most active star-forming regions in the Milky Way galaxy. First identified in 1... read more

ssc2020-13

06.24.20

NASA’s TESS, Spitzer Missions Discover a World Orbiting a Unique Young Star

The newly discovered planet is orbiting a star still encircled by the disk of material from which both objects formed... read more

ssc2020-12

06.22.20

Young Giant Planet Offers Clues to Formation of Exotic Worlds

Jupiter-size planets orbiting close to their stars have upended ideas about how giant planets form. Finding young mem... read more

ssc2020-11

04.28.20

Spitzer Telescope Reveals the Precise Timing of a Black Hole Dance

Black holes aren't stationary in space; in fact, they can be quite active in their movements. But because they are co... read more

ssc2020-09

04.09.20

In a First, NASA Measures Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf

For the first time, scientists have directly measured wind speed on a brown dwarf, an object larger than Jupiter (the... read more

ssc2020-08

01.30.20

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Ends Mission of Astronomical Discovery

After more than 16 years studying the universe in infrared light, revealing new wonders in our solar system, our gala... read more

ssc2020-06

01.27.20

Tarantula Nebula Spins Web of Mystery in Spitzer Image

The Tarantula Nebula, seen in this image by the Spitzer Space Telescope, was one of the first targets studied by the ... read more

ssc2020-04

01.24.20

For Hottest Planet, a Major Meltdown, Study Shows

In the scorching atmosphere of exoplanet KELT-9b, even molecules are torn to shreds. read more

ssc2020-05

01.24.20

Operate a NASA Great Observatory With New VR Experience

A new virtual reality experience lets users get a taste of what it's like to explore the cosmos with the Spitzer Spac... read more

ssc2020-03

01.22.20

NASA Celebrates the Legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA is celebrating the legacy of one of its Great Observatories, the Spitzer Space Telescope, which has studied the ... read more

ssc2020-01

01.07.20

NASA Planet Hunter Finds Earth-Size Habitable-Zone World

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone,... read more

ssc2019-18

12.19.19

Spitzer Studies a Stellar Playground With a Long History

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Perseus Molecular Cloud, a massive collection of gas and dus... read more

ssc2019-17

10.30.19

Spitzer Telescope Spots a Ghoulish Gourd

Look closer to see why scientists studying this distant cloud of dust and gas think it resembles a cosmic jack-o'-lan... read more

ssc2019-16

09.30.19

Spitzer Spots a Starry Region Bursting With Bubbles

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are infl... read more

ssc2019-15

08.27.19

Sixteen Images for Spitzer's Sweet 16

NASA launched its Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit around the Sun on Aug. 25, 2003. Since then, the observatory has... read more

ssc2019-14

08.19.19

NASA Gets a Rare Look at a Rocky Exoplanet's Surface

A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a ... read more

ssc2019-13

08.07.19

NASA's Spitzer Spies a Perfectly Sideways Galaxy

It might look like a lightsaber floating in space, but the red beam in the middle of this image is actually a galaxy ... read more

   

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