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10.30.17

Starburst Chart

Over their individual histories, the vast majority of galaxies are thought to produce stars at relatively slow rates.... view image

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02.22.17

500 Hours of Spitzer Observations of TRAPPIST-1

This data plot shows infrared observations by NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope of a system of seven planets orbiting TRA... view image

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02.22.17

The TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

The TRAPPIST-1 system contains a total of seven planets, all around the size of Earth.Three of them -- TRAPPIST-1e, f... view image

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04.26.16

Light Echo Diagram

Astronomers can use light echoes to measure the distance from a star to its surrounding protoplanetary disk. This dia... view image

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03.30.16

Hot N' Hotter Planet Measured by Spitzer

The varying brightness of an exoplanet called 55 Cancri e is shown in this plot of infrared data captured by NASA's S... view image

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03.28.16

Simulated Atmosphere of a Hot Gas Giant

The turbulent atmosphere of a hot, gaseous planet known as HD 80606b is shown in this simulation based on data from N... view image

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03.28.16

HD 80606b Light Curve

Astronomers watched an exoplanet called HD 80606b heat up and cool off during its sizzling-hot orbit around its star.... view image

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07.30.15

Infrared Light Curve for Transiting Exoplanet HD 219134b

This plot captures the nearest known rocky exoplanet, dubbed HD 219134b, in the act of passing in front of its star. ... view image

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06.11.15

How to Make a Helium Atmosphere

This diagram illustrates how hypothetical helium atmospheres might form. These would be on planets about the mass of ... view image

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04.14.15

Time Delay in Microlensing Event

This plot shows data obtained from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment, o... view image

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11.10.14

Sibling Star Systems? Dust Structures Suggest So

This diagram illustrates two similar star systems, HD 95086 and HR 8799. Evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... view image

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09.24.14

Transmission Spectrum of HAT-P-11b

A plot of the transmission spectrum for exoplanet HAT-P-11b, with data from NASA's Kepler, Hubble and Spitzer observa... view image

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08.28.14

Witnessing a Planetary Wreckage

Astronomers were surprised to see these data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in January 2013, showing a huge erup... view image

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04.25.14

Welcome to the Sun's Neighborhood

This diagram illustrates the locations of the star systems closest to the sun. The year when the distance to each sys... view image

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01.07.14

Weather on Other Worlds

Aren Heinze describes storms on cool stars, inferred from observations with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

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05.06.13

An Astronomer's Fantasy: Planets in the Lab

If astronomers could somehow pull planets out of the sky and analyze them in the laboratory, it might look something ... view image

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01.08.13

Probing Brown Dwarf Layers

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10.03.12

Cepheids as Cosmology Tools

This graph illustrates the Cepheid period-luminosity relationship, which scientists use to calculate the size, age an... view image

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05.07.12

Magician of a Planet Disappears to Reveal Itself

This plot of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the light from a "super Earth" called 55 Cancri e. The ... view image

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05.26.11

Finding Forsterite Around a Developing Star

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have, for the first time, found signatures of silicate crystals aro... view image

   

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