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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

ssc2007-16

10.09.07

Astronomers Find Dust in the Wind of Black Holes

The hit song that proclaimed, "All we are is dust in the wind," may have some cosmic truth to it. New findings from N... read more

ssc2007-15

09.06.07

NASA Space Telescopes Find 'Lego-Block' Galaxies in Early Universe

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have joined forces to discover nine of the smallest, faintest, most compac... read more

ssc2007-14

08.29.07

Water Vapor Seen 'Raining Down' on Young Star System

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected enough water vapor to fill the oceans on Earth five times inside the coll... read more

ssc2007-13

08.06.07

NASA's Spitzer Spies Monster Galaxy Pileup

Four galaxies are slamming into each other and kicking up billions of stars in one of the largest cosmic smash-ups ev... read more

ssc2007-12

07.11.07

NASA's Spitzer Finds Water Vapor on Hot, Alien Planet

A scorching-hot gas planet beyond our solar system is steaming up with water vapor, according to new observations fro... read more

ssc2007-11

05.30.07

NASA Space Telescope Gives Scientists Depth Perception

Astronomers now have a new "eye" for determining the distance to certain mysterious bodies in and around our Milky Wa... read more

ssc2007-10

05.28.07

Spitzer Nets Thousands of Galaxies in a Giant Cluster

In just a short amount of time, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has bagged thousands of previously unknown dwarf galax... read more

ssc2007-09

05.09.07

NASA Finds Extremely Hot Planet, Makes First Exoplanet Weather Map

Researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have learned what the weather is like on two distant, exotic worlds.... read more

ssc2007-08

04.18.07

Astronomers Map Out Planetary Danger Zone

Astronomers have laid down the cosmic equivalent of yellow "caution" tape around super hot stars, marking the zones w... read more

ssc2007-07

04.12.07

The Seven Sisters Pose for Spitzer -- and for You!

The Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades, seem to float on a bed of feathers in a new infrared image from NASA's... read more

ssc2007-06

04.10.07

Mystery Spiral Arms Explained?

Using a quartet of space observatories, University of Maryland astronomers may have cracked a 45-year mystery surroun... read more

ssc2007-05

03.29.07

NASA Telescope Finds Planets Thrive Around Stellar Twins

The double sunset that Luke Skywalker gazed upon in the film Star Wars might not be a fantasy. read more

ssc2007-04

02.21.07

NASA's Spitzer First To Crack Open Light of Faraway Worlds

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured for the first time enough light from planets outside our solar system, kn... read more

ssc2007-03

02.12.07

Comets Clash at Heart of Helix Nebula

A bunch of rowdy comets are colliding and kicking up dust around a dead star, according to new observations from NASA... read more

ssc2007-01

01.09.07

Famous Space Pillars Feel the Heat of Star's Explosion

The three iconic space pillars photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 1995 might have met their demise, acc... read more

ssc2007-02

01.08.07

Gas Giants Form Quickly

Gas-giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn form soon after their stars do, according to new research. read more

ssc2006-22

12.18.06

NASA Telescope Picks Up Glow of Universe's First Objects

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope strongly suggest that infrared light detected in a prior study o... read more

ssc2006-21

11.07.06

Spitzer and Hubble Create Colorful Masterpiece

A new image from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes looks more like an abstract painting than a cosmic snapsh... read more

ssc2006-20

10.27.06

Snake on a Galactic Plane!

Something scary appears to be slithering across the plane of our Milky Way galaxy in this new Halloween image from NA... read more

ssc2006-19

10.26.06

NASA's Spitzer Peels Back Layers of Star's Explosion

Astronomers using NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered that an exploded star, named Cassiopeia A, ... read more

ssc2006-18

10.12.06

NASA's Spitzer Sees Day and Night on Exotic World

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has made the first measurements of the day and night temperatures of a planet outside ... read more

ssc2006-17

08.31.06

The Eternal Life of Stardust Portrayed in New NASA Image

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is helping astronomers understand how stardust is recycled in galaxie... read more

ssc2006-16

08.14.06

NASA's Spitzer Digs Up Troves of Possible Solar Systems in Orion

Astronomers have long scrutinized the vast and layered clouds of the Orion nebula, an industrious star-making factory... read more

ssc2006-15

07.24.06

Planet-Forming Disks Might Put the Brakes on Stars

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have found evidence that dusty disks of planet-forming material tug ... read more

ssc2006-14

06.05.06

Andromeda Adrift in Sea of Dust in New NASA Image

The Andromeda galaxy, named for the mythological princess who almost fell prey to a sea monster, appears tranquil in ... read more

ssc2006-13

05.10.06

Spitzer Telescope Sees Trail of Comet Crumbs

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has snapped a picture of the bits and pieces making up Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3... read more

ssc2006-12

05.09.06

Spitzer Scientist To Give Prestigious Darwin Lecture

Dr. Michael Werner, project scientist of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, has been selected to give the Royal Astronom... read more

ssc2006-11

04.26.06

Galaxies Don Mask of Stars in New Spitzer Image

A pair of dancing galaxies appears dressed for a cosmic masquerade in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. read more

ssc2006-10

04.05.06

NASA's Spitzer Finds Hints of Planet Birth Around Dead Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered new evidence that planets might rise up out of a dead star's ashes. read more

ssc2006-09

03.16.06

Galaxy on Fire! NASA's Spitzer Reveals Stellar Smoke

Where there's smoke, there's fire -- even in outer space. A new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope sh... read more

ssc2006-08

03.02.06

A Shocking Surprise in Stephan's Quintet

This false-color composite image of the Stephan's Quintet galaxy cluster clearly shows one of the largest shock waves... read more

ssc2006-07

02.21.06

NASA's Spitzer Makes Hot Alien World the Closest Directly Detected

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ssc2006-06

02.15.06

NASA's Spitzer Finds Violent Galaxies Smothered in 'Crushed Glass'

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has observed a rare population of colliding galaxies whose entangled hearts are wrappe... read more

ssc2006-05

02.08.06

NASA's Spitzer Uncovers Hints of Mega Solar Systems

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has identified two huge "hypergiant" stars circled by monstrous disks of what might be... read more

ssc2006-04

01.11.06

NASA's Spitzer Finds Possible Comet Dust Around Dead Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted what may be comet dust sprinkled around the white dwarf star G29-38, which... read more

ssc2006-02

01.10.06

Spitzer Captures Our Galaxy's Bustling Center

A new infrared mosaic from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope offers a stunning view of the stellar hustle and bustle tha... read more

   

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