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ssc2012-09

06.19.12

Most Quasars Live on Snacks, Not Large Meals

Black holes in the early universe needed a few snacks rather than one giant meal to fuel their quasars and help them ... read more

ssc2012-08

06.07.12

NASA's Spitzer Finds First Objects Burned Furiously

The faint, lumpy glow given off by the very first objects in the universe may have been detected with the best precis... read more

ssc2012-07

05.08.12

NASA's Spitzer Sees The Light of Alien 'Super Earth'

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for t... read more

ssc2012-06

04.24.12

NASA'S Spitzer Finds Galaxy with Split Personality

While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA's S... read more

ssc2012-05

04.05.12

NASA Extends Spitzer, Planck, Kepler Missions

NASA is extending three missions affiliated with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. -- Kepler, the Spi... read more

ssc2012-04

02.29.12

Young Stars Flicker Amidst Clouds of Gas and Dust

Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European Spa... read more

ssc2012-03

02.22.12

NASA's Spitzer Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space

Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid... read more

ssc2012-02

01.10.12

Before They Were Stars: New Image Shows Space Nursery

The stars we see today weren't always as serene as they appear, floating alone in the dark of night. Most stars, like... read more

ssc2012-01

01.10.12

Herschel and Spitzer See Nearby Galaxies' Stardust

The cold dust that builds blazing stars is revealed in new images that combine observations from the Herschel Space O... read more

ssc2011-10

12.21.11

NASA Telescopes Help Find Rare Galaxy at Dawn of Time

A remote, blob-shaped galaxy has been found bursting with stars by NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes. read more

ssc2011-09

10.24.11

NASA Telescopes Help Solve Ancient Supernova Mystery

A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an explodin... read more

ssc2011-08

10.19.11

NASA's Spitzer Detects Comet Storm in Nearby Solar System

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. read more

ssc2011-07

06.30.11

NASA's Spitzer Finds Distant Galaxies Grazed on Gas

Galaxies once thought of as voracious tigers are more like grazing cows, according to a new study using NASA's Spitze... read more

ssc2011-06

05.26.11

Spitzer Sees Crystal 'Rain' in Outer Clouds of Infant Star

Tiny crystals of a green mineral called olivine are falling down like rain on a burgeoning star, according to observa... read more

ssc2011-05

04.12.11

NASA Telescopes Help Discover Surprisingly Early Galaxy

Astronomers have uncovered one of the earliest galaxies to appear in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.... read more

ssc2011-04

04.04.11

NASA's Spitzer Discovers Time-Delayed Jets Around Young Star

Astronomers have discovered that two symmetrical jets shooting away from opposite sides of a blossoming star are expe... read more

ssc2011-03

02.10.11

New View of Family Life in the North America Nebula

Stars at all stages of development, from dusty little tots to young adults, are on display in a new image from NASA's... read more

ssc2011-01

01.12.11

Cosmology Standard Candle Not So Standard After All

Astronomers have turned up the first direct proof that "standard candles" used to illuminate the size of the universe... read more

ssc2011-02

01.12.11

NASA Telescopes Help Identify Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

Astronomers have uncovered a burgeoning galactic metropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. This ancie... read more

ssc2010-10

12.08.10

NASA's Spitzer Reveals First Carbon-Rich Planet

Astronomers have discovered that a huge, searing-hot planet orbiting another star is loaded with an unusual amount of... read more

   

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