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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

ssc2012-12

09.19.12

NASA Telescopes Spy Ultra-Distant Galaxy

With the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astr... read more

ssc2012-11

07.18.12

Spitzer Finds Possible Exoplanet Smaller than Earth

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is a planet two-thirds the size of E... read more

ssc2012-10

06.26.12

Astronomers Spot Rare Arc From Hefty Galaxy Cluster

Seeing is believing, except when you don't believe what you see. Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have... read more

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

ssc2012-01

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

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

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

ssc2011-02

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

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

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

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

   

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