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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

ssc2008-13

07.15.08

Brightest Star in the Galaxy has New Competition

A contender for the title of brightest star in our Milky Way galaxy has been unearthed in the dusty metropolis of the... read more

ssc2008-12

07.10.08

Rare 'Star-Making Machine' Found In Distant Universe

Astronomers have uncovered an extreme stellar machine -- a galaxy in the very remote universe pumping out stars at a ... read more

ssc2008-11

06.03.08

Spitzer Captures Stellar Coming of Age in Our Galaxy

More than 800,000 snapshots from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have been stitched together to create a new "coming o... read more

ssc2008-10

06.03.08

Two of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms Go Missing

New images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are shedding light on the true structure of the Milky Way, revealing t... read more

ssc2008-09

05.29.08

Scientists Hold Séance for Supernova

Astronomers have unearthed secrets from the grave of a star that blasted apart in a supernova explosion long ago. By ... read more

ssc2008-08

05.28.08

Strange Ring Found Circling Dead Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found a bizarre ring of material around the magnetic remains of a star that blaste... read more

ssc2008-07

04.10.08

Spitzer Sees Shining Stellar Sphere

Millions of clustered stars glisten like an iridescent opal in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. read more

ssc2008-06

03.13.08

Spitzer Finds Organics and Water Where New Planets May Grow

Researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered large amounts of simple organic gases and water vapo... read more

ssc2008-05

02.17.08

Many, Perhaps Most, Nearby Sun-Like Stars May Form Rocky Planets

Astronomers have discovered that terrestrial planets might form around many, if not most, of the nearby sun-like star... read more

ssc2008-04

02.12.08

Astronomers Eye Ultra-Young, Bright Galaxy in Early Universe

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, with a boost from a natural "zoom lens," have uncovered what may be one o... read more

ssc2008-03

02.11.08

Spitzer Catches Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust

Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud ... read more

ssc2008-02

01.15.08

NASA Unveils Cosmic Images Book in Braille for Blind Readers

At a ceremony held today at the National Federation of the Blind, NASA unveiled a new book that brings majestic image... read more

ssc2008-01

01.10.08

Even Thin Galaxies Can Grow Fat Black Holes

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected plump black holes where least expected -- skinny galaxies. read more

ssc2007-20

12.20.07

10,000 Earths' Worth of Fresh Dust Found Near Star Explosion

Astronomers have at last found definitive evidence that the universe's first dust -- the celestial stuff that seeded ... read more

ssc2007-19

11.29.07

Embryonic Star Captured with Jets Flaring

A developing star wrapped in a black cocoon of dust is seen sprouting giant jets in a new image from NASA's Spitzer S... read more

ssc2007-18

11.20.07

Astronomers Say Moons Like Ours Are Uncommon

The next time you take a moonlit stroll, or admire a full, bright-white moon looming in the night sky, you might coun... read more

ssc2007-17

10.25.07

Missing Black Hole Report: Hundreds Found!

Astronomers have unmasked hundreds of black holes hiding deep inside dusty galaxies billions of light-years away. read more

   

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