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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

ssc2019-12

07.02.19

Atmosphere of Midsize Planet Revealed by Hubble, Spitzer

Two NASA space telescopes have teamed up to identify, for the first time, the detailed chemical "fingerprint" of a pl... read more

ssc2019-11

06.26.19

A Whirlpool 'Warhol' from NASA's Spitzer Telescope

Unlike Andy Warhol's famous silkscreen grids of repeating images rendered in different colors, the varying hues of th... read more

ssc2019-10

06.13.19

How NASA's Spitzer Has Stayed Alive for So Long

After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off ... read more

ssc2019-08

05.31.19

NASA's Spitzer Captures Stellar Family Portrait

The evolution of stellar families - born from the same clumps of gas and dust - is just some of what's on display in ... read more

ssc2019-06

05.08.19

New Clues About How Ancient Galaxies Lit up the Universe

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected... read more

ssc2019-05

04.25.19

The Giant Galaxy Around the Giant Black Hole

On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole's event horizon, t... read more

ssc2019-04

03.27.19

'Space Butterfly' Is Home to Hundreds of Baby Stars

What looks like a red butterfly in space is in reality a nursery for hundreds of baby stars, revealed in this infrare... read more

ssc2019-03

02.27.19

Why Do Some Galactic Unions Lead to Doom?

Three images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show pairs of galaxies on the cusp of cosmic consolidations. Though ... read more

ssc2019-01

01.07.19

Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope

Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of ... read more

ssc2018-16

11.16.18

Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient in Sand, Glass

We are all, quite literally, made of star dust. Many of the chemicals that compose our planet and our bodies were for... read more

ssc2018-15

11.14.18

NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua

In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua - the first ... read more

ssc2018-14

10.23.18

Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Cat's Paw Nebula, so named for the large, round features tha... read more

ssc2018-13

08.22.18

15 Years in Space for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Initially scheduled for a minimum 2.5-year primary mission, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has gone far beyond its ex... read more

ssc2018-12

08.10.18

Spitzer Beyond: The Incredible Continuing Adventures of the Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope is one of NASA's Great Observatories, designed to observe the universe in infrared light.... read more

ssc2018-10

08.09.18

Water Is Destroyed, Then Reborn in Ultrahot Jupiters

Imagine a place where the weather forecast is always the same: scorching temperatures, relentlessly sunny, and with a... read more

ssc2018-09

08.02.18

The Fading Ghost of a Long-Dead Star

Thin, red veins of energized gas mark the location of one of the larger supernova remnants in the Milky Way galaxy in... read more

   

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