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08.28.14

Building Planets Through Collisions

Planets, including those like our own Earth, form from epic collisions between asteroids and even bigger bodies, call... 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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08.27.14

A Cauldron of Star Birth in the Center of a Young Galaxy

Artist's impression of a firestorm of star birth deep inside core of young, growing elliptical galaxy. view image

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08.21.14

Supernova Seen In Two Lights

The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray l... view image

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07.23.14

Gauging an Alien World's Size

Using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes, scientists have made the most precise measurement ever of... view image

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07.02.14

Black Hole Jets Make Shock Waves

A composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4258 showing X-ray emission observed with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory... view image

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07.02.14

Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display

A galaxy about 23 million light-years away is the site of impressive, ongoing, fireworks. Rather than paper, powder, ... view image

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06.19.14

Solid as a Rock? Porosity of Asteroids

Asteroids can differ in the degree of porosity, or the amount of empty space that makes up their structures. At one e... view image

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06.19.14

I Spy a Little Asteroid With My Infrared Eye

This image of asteroid 2011 MD was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in Feb. 2014, over a period of 20 hours. T... view image

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06.19.14

How to Measure the Size of an Asteroid

Observations of infrared light coming from asteroids provide a better estimate of their true sizes than visible-light... view image

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06.12.14

Foreground Clusters Magnify Distant Galaxies

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with the Hubble Space Telescope to conduct the Spitzer UltRaFaint Survey... view image

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06.04.14

Dissecting Dust from Detonation of Dead Star

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows N103B -- all that remains from a supernova that explode... view image

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05.28.14

The 'Serpent' Star-Forming Cloud Spawns Stars

Within the swaddling dust of the Serpens Cloud Core, astronomers are studying one of the youngest collections of star... view image

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05.28.14

Warm Spitzer Sees 'Serpent' Star-Forming Cloud Spawning Stars

Within the swaddling dust of the Serpens Cloud Core, astronomers are studying one of the youngest collections of star... view image

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05.21.14

Dark Clouds on the Milky Way's Horizon

The large cloud looms in the very center of this image of the galactic plane from Spitzer. A new study takes advantag... view image

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05.21.14

Mapping the Densest Dusty Cloud Cores

Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. The ... view image

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05.21.14

Dense, Dusty Cores Up Close

Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. The ... view image

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05.15.14

Spitzer's Archive of Asteroids

A new software tool lets astronomers quickly comb through existing datasets to recover detections of newly-discovered... view image

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05.15.14

Coyote Head Nebula Does Not Approve

This striking star formation region, mapped in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, was recently spotted... view image

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05.07.14

The Flame Nebula

A star cluster in the center of the Flame Nebula about 1,400 light years from Earth. view image

   

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