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ssc2010-09

10.27.10

Space Buckyballs Thrive, Finds NASA Spitzer Telescope

Astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space. They used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to find the... read more

ssc2010-08

10.19.10

Astronomers Find Weird, Warm Spot on an Exoplanet

Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a distant planet with a warm spot in the wrong place. read more

ssc2010-07

08.23.10

Pulverized Planet Dust May Lie Around Double Stars

Tight double-star systems might not be the best places for life to spring up, according to a new study using data fro... read more

ssc2010-06

07.22.10

NASA Telescope Finds Elusive Buckyballs in Space for First Time

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space fo... read more

ssc2010-05

04.21.10

'This Planet Tastes Funny,' According to Spitzer Telescope

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet -- it lacks methane, an ingredient... read more

ssc2010-04

03.29.10

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Chandra/Spitzer Image

A new image from NASA's Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows the dusty remains of a collapsed star. The dust is... read more

ssc2010-03

03.17.10

NASA's Spitzer Unearths Primitive Black Holes

Astronomers have come across what appear to be two of the earliest and most primitive supermassive black holes known.... read more

ssc2010-01

01.05.10

Centuries-Old Star Mystery Coming to a Close

For almost two centuries, humans have looked up at a bright star called Epsilon Aurigae and watched with their own ey... read more

ssc2010-02

01.05.10

Galaxy Exposes its Dusty Inner Workings in New Spitzer Image

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured an action-packed picture of the nearby Small Magellanic Cloud, a small ga... read more

ssc2009-22

11.30.09

Spitzer to Unveil Biggest Milky Way View at Adler Planetarium

In an unveiling of truly galactic proportions, the world's largest image of our Milky Way galaxy, taken by NASA's Spi... read more

ssc2009-21

11.23.09

Spitzer Telescope Observes Baby Brown Dwarf

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has contributed to the discovery of the youngest brown dwarf ever observed -- a findin... read more

ssc2009-20

11.10.09

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate International Year of Astronomy

A never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy is being unveiled by NASA today. This event w... read more

ssc2009-19

10.06.09

NASA Space Telescope Discovers Largest Ring Around Saturn

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered an enormous ring around Saturn — by far the largest of the giant plan... read more

ssc2009-18

09.23.09

NASA's Spitzer Spots Clump of Swirling Planetary Material

Astronomers have witnessed odd behavior around a young star. Something, perhaps another star or a planet, appears to ... read more

ssc2009-17

08.12.09

Space Telescopes Find Trigger-Happy Star Formation

A new study from two of NASA's Great Observatories provides fresh insight into how some stars are born, along with a ... read more

ssc2009-16

08.10.09

Planet Smash-Up Sends Vaporized Rock, Hot Lava Flying

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found evidence of a high-speed collision between two burgeoning planets around a y... read more

ssc2009-15

08.05.09

NASA's Spitzer Sees the Cosmos Through 'Warm' Infrared Eyes

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is starting a second career and taking its first shots of the cosmos since warming up. read more

ssc2009-14

07.23.09

NASA's Spitzer Images Out-of-this-World Galaxy

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has imaged a wild creature of the dark — a coiled galaxy with an eye-like object at ... read more

ssc2009-13

06.10.09

Baby Stars Finally Found in Jumbled Galactic Center

Astronomers have at last uncovered newborn stars at the frenzied center of our Milky Way galaxy. The discovery was ma... read more

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ssc2009-12

05.15.09

NASA's Spitzer Begins Warm Mission

After more than five-and-a-half years of probing the cool cosmos, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has run out of the c... read more

ssc2009-11

05.13.09

Spitzer Catches Star Cooking Up Comet Crystals

Scientists have long wondered how tiny silicate crystals, which need sizzling high temperatures to form, have found t... read more

ssc2009-10

05.06.09

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Warms up to New Career

The primary mission of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is about to end after more than five and a half years of probin... read more

ssc2009-09

04.07.09

Cool Stars Have Different Mix of Life-Forming Chemicals

Life on Earth is thought to have arisen from a hot soup of chemicals. Does this same soup exist on planets around oth... read more

ssc2009-08

04.03.09

M33: A Close Neighbor Reveals its True Size and Splendor

This new image of the Triangulum galaxy is being released as part of the 'Around the World in 80 Telescopes' event fo... read more

ssc2009-07

04.02.09

NASA Joins 'Around the World in 80 Telescopes'

A collection of NASA missions will be involved in a live event Friday, April 3, that will allow the public to get an ... read more

ssc2009-06

03.16.09

Hearts of Galaxies Close in for Cosmic Train Wreck

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope offers a rare view of an imminent collision between the cores of two ... read more

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ssc2009-05

03.03.09

Mission Status Report Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has resumed normal operations after entering standby mode on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at... read more

ssc2009-04

02.25.09

NASA Announces 2009 Astronomy and Astrophysics Fellows

NASA has selected fellows in three areas of astronomy and astrophysics for its Einstein, Hubble and Sagan Fellowships... read more

ssc2009-03

02.10.09

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate International Year of Astronomy

Galileo first turned his telescope to the heavens in 1609, marking the dawn of modern astronomy. To commemorate 400 y... read more

ssc2009-02

01.28.09

Astronomers Observe Planet with Wild Temperature Swings

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has observed a planet that heats up to red-hot temperatures in a matter of hours befor... read more

ssc2009-01

01.05.09

Dead Stars Tell Story of Planet Birth

Astronomers have turned to an unexpected place to study the evolution of planets -- dead stars. read more

ssc2008-22

12.10.08

Astronomers Find the Two Dimmest Stellar Bulbs

It's a tie! The new record-holder for dimmest known star-like object in the universe goes to twin "failed" stars, or ... read more

ssc2008-21

12.08.08

Rivers of Gas Flow Around Stars in New Space Image

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a turbulent star-forming region, where rivers of gas and stella... read more

ssc2008-20

11.11.08

Dusty Shock Waves Generate Planet Ingredients

Shock waves around dusty, young stars might be creating the raw materials for planets, according to new observations ... read more

ssc2008-19

10.27.08

Closest Planetary System Hosts Two Asteroid Belts

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope indicate that the nearest planetary system to our own has two as... read more

ssc2008-18

10.13.08

NASA's Spitzer Gets Sneak Peek Inside Comet Holmes

When comet Holmes unexpectedly erupted in 2007, professional and amateur astronomers around the world turned their te... read more

ssc2008-17

10.08.08

Splashy Portrait Helps Explain How Stars Form

This painterly portrait of a star-forming cloud, called NGC 346, is a combination of multiwavelength light from NASA'... read more

ssc2008-16

10.01.08

Infrared Echoes give NASA's Spitzer a Supernova Flashback

Hot spots near the shattered remains of an exploded star are echoing the blast's first moments, say scientists using ... read more

ssc2008-15

08.22.08

Generations of Stars Pose for Family Portrait

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells a tale of life and death amidst a rich family history. The stri... read more

ssc2008-14

07.21.08

Spitzer Reveals 'No Organics' Zone Around Pinwheel Galaxy

The Pinwheel galaxy is gussied up in infrared light in a new picture from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. read more

   

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