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ssc2017-14

10.16.17

NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neu... read more

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ssc2017-13

10.13.17

NASA Seeks Information from Potential Funders for Spitzer

NASA is seeking information from U.S. parties interested in operating the Spitzer Space Telescope with non-NASA fundi... read more

ssc2017-12

10.11.17

Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

A study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars th... read more

ssc2017-11

10.04.17

Mysterious Dimming of Tabby's Star May Be Caused by Dust

One of the most mysterious stellar objects may be revealing some of its secrets at last. Called KIC 8462852, also kno... read more

ssc2017-10

08.17.17

Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts

Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clo... read more

ssc2017-09

08.11.17

TRAPPIST-1 is Older Than Our Solar System

Researchers say in a new study that the TRAPPIST-1 star is quite old: between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years. This is up t... read more

ssc2017-08

06.08.17

The Art of Exoplanets

How do you visualize distant worlds that you can't see? IPAC's Robert Hurt and Tim Pyle are featured in a new video p... read more

ssc2017-07

05.25.17

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. read more

ssc2017-06

05.11.17

'Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere

A study combining observations from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-... read more

ssc2017-05

05.10.17

Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning near... read more

ssc2017-03

04.26.17

'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing

Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit ... read more

ssc2017-02

03.10.17

Ancient Stardust Sheds Light on the First Stars

Astronomers have detected a huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen when the universe was only 4 percent of it... read more

ssc2017-01

02.22.17

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. ... read more

ssc2017-00

02.14.17

Spitzer Hears Stellar 'Heartbeat' from Planetary Companion

A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away. NASA's Spitzer Sp... read more

feature16-16

09.21.16

'Milky Way Project' Relaunches Citizen Science Website

To most of us, our home galaxy, the Milky Way, seems like mind-boggling, never-ending space. But what does the Milky ... read more

ssc2016-01

03.30.16

NASA’s Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns on a Super-Earth

Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the first temperature map of a super-Earth planet -- a r... read more

ssc2015-04

12.03.15

NASA Space Telescopes See Magnified Image of Faintest Galaxy from Early Universe

Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest objec... read more

ssc2015-03

09.10.15

NASA Telescopes Find Galaxy Cluster with Vibrant Heart

Astronomers have discovered a rare beast of a galaxy cluster whose heart is bursting with new stars. The unexpected f... read more

ssc2015-02

07.30.15

NASA's Spitzer Confirms Closest Rocky Exoplanet

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside ou... read more

ssc2015-01

05.05.15

Astronomers Set a New Galaxy Distance Record

An international team of astronomers, led by Yale University and the University of California scientists, pushed back... read more

ssc2014-07

09.24.14

NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear s... read more

ssc2014-06

08.28.14

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup ... read more

ssc2014-05

08.27.14

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The build... read more

ssc2014-04

05.07.14

NASA Delivers New Insight into Star Cluster Formation

Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and infrared telescopes, astronomers have made an important advance ... read more

ssc2014-03

04.25.14

NASA's Spitzer and WISE Telescopes Find Close, Cold Neighbor of Sun

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the ... read more

ssc2014-02

03.20.14

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Brings 360-Degree View of Galaxy to Our Fingertips

Touring the Milky Way now is as easy as clicking a button with NASA's new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic presented Thurs... read more

ssc2014-01

01.29.14

NASA and ESA Telescopes Help Solve Mystery of Ultra-Compact, Burned-Out Galaxies

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, Europe's Herschel Space Observatory, and many ground-ba... read more

ssc2013-09

10.24.13

NASA's Great Observatories Begin Deepest-Ever Probe of the Universe

NASA's Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes are teaming up to look deeper into the universe than ever before.... read more

ssc2013-08

09.30.13

NASA Space Telescopes Find Patchy Clouds on Exotic World

Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet b... read more

ssc2013-07

08.23.13

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Celebrates 10 Years in Space

Ten years after a Delta II rocket launched NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, lighting up the night sky over Cape Canave... read more

ssc2013-06

07.23.13

NASA's Spitzer Observes Gas Emission from Comet ISON

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have observed what most likely are strong carbon dioxide emissions f... read more

ssc2013-05

06.05.13

NASA's Spitzer Sees Milky Way's Blooming Countryside

New views from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show blooming stars in our Milky Way galaxy's more barren territories, ... read more

ssc2013-04

02.07.13

NASA Telescopes Discover Strobe-like Flashes

Two of NASA's great observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, have teamed up to uncover a mysterious in... read more

ssc2013-01

01.08.13

NASA Telescopes See Weather Patterns in Brown Dwarf

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, crea... read more

ssc2013-02

01.08.13

NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence For Asteroid Belt Around Vega

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star ... read more

ssc2013-03

01.07.13

Have You Practiced Your Piano and Done Your NASA Research?

Did you know that students as young as 7th graders who are juggling soccer, dances, and homework can also conduct NAS... read more

ssc2012-16

11.15.12

NASA Observatories Find Most Distant Galaxy Candidate

By combining the power of NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and one of nature's own natural "zoom lenses" in... read more

ssc2012-15

11.01.12

Asteroid Belts at Just the Right Place are Friendly to Life

Solar systems with life-bearing planets may be rare if they are dependent on the presence of asteroid belts of just t... read more

ssc2012-14

10.24.12

NASA'S Spitzer Sees Light Of Lonesome Stars

A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests a cause for the mysterious glow of infrared light... read more

ssc2012-13

10.03.12

NASA's Infrared Observatory Measures Expansion Of Universe

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have announced one of the most precise measurements yet of the Hubbl... read more

   

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