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08.25.16

Spitzer Space Telescope Begins 'Beyond' Phase

Celebrating the spacecraft's ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA's Spitzer Space Tel... read more

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07.27.16

Loneliest Young Star Seen by Spitzer and WISE

Alone on the cosmic road, far from any known celestial object, a young, independent star is going through a tremendou... read more

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07.21.16

Seeing the Milky Way's Giant Black Hole with New Eyes

The Spitzer Space Telescope is exploring Sagittarius A*, the black hole in the center of the Milky Way. This supermas... read more

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06.20.16

NASA's K2 Finds Newborn Exoplanet Around Young Star

Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected. The discovery was made using NASA's Ke... read more

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06.14.16

Gluttonous Star May Hold Clues to Planet Formation

Astronomers have gained a new perspective on the behavior of outbursting star FU Orionis, using data from an airborne... read more

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06.09.16

Spitzer Operations to Continue into 2019

NASA has approved the continued operation of the Spitzer mission through the commissioning phase of the James Webb Sp... read more

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05.24.16

NASA Telescopes Find Clues For How Giant Black Holes Formed So Quickly

Using data from NASA's Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the earl... read more

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04.26.16

Light Echoes Give Clues to Protoplanetary Disk

Imagine you want to measure the size of a room, but it's completely dark. If you shout, you can tell if the space you... read more

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04.14.16

A Space Spider Watches Over Young Stars

A nebula known as "the Spider" glows fluorescent green in an infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and t... read more

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03.30.16

NASA’s Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns on a Super-Earth

Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the first temperature map of a super-Earth planet -- a r... read more

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03.28.16

Investigating the Mystery of Migrating 'Hot Jupiters'

How do some gas giant planets end up so feverishly close to their stars? NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds new clues. read more

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03.03.16

Hubble Team Breaks Cosmic Distance Record

By pushing NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits, an international team of astronomers has shattered the cosmic... read more

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01.07.16

NASA's Great Observatories Weigh Massive Young Galaxy Cluster

Data from three of NASA's Great Observatories uncover the most massive galaxy cluster ever detected in the early univ... read more

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01.06.16

Galvanized by Genuine Research Experiences, NITARP Program Alumni Flock to International Astronomy Conference

Nine NITARP alumni educators, some of their current students, and a student alumna have all returned this year to AAS... read more

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01.06.16

Discovering Our Universe from the Classroom: Teacher Program Brings NASA Research to Schools across America

More than 50 teachers, students and astronomy educators from the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) ... read more

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01.06.16

NASA Telescopes Find 'Twins' of Superstar Eta Carinae

A new study has found five objects with similar properties to the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,... read more

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01.05.16

Runaway Stars Leave Infrared Waves in Space

Astronomers are finding dozens of the fastest stars in our galaxy with the help of images from NASA's Spitzer Space T... read more

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12.15.15

Status Report for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Engineers and scientists have been busy recovering the Spitzer Space Telescope from standby mode since it experienced... read more

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12.15.15

Meanwhile, in a galaxy not so far, far away...

The fantasy creations of the "Star Wars" universe are strikingly similar to real planets in our own Milky Way galaxy.... read more

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12.14.15

Missing Water Mystery Solved in Comprehensive Survey of Exoplanets

A survey of 10 hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets conducted with NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has led a team... read more

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12.10.15

NASA Telescopes Detect Jupiter-Like Storm on Small Star

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm, using data from NASA's Spitzer... read more

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12.03.15

Status Report for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

On Nov. 26, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope entered into a standby mode while executing regular calibration observatio... read more

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12.03.15

NASA Space Telescopes See Magnified Image of Faintest Galaxy from Early Universe

Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest objec... read more

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11.24.15

Strange Star Likely Swarmed by Comets

A star called KIC 8462852 has been in the news recently for unexplained and bizarre behavior. New clues emerge in the... read more

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11.18.15

The Birth of Monsters: VISTA Pinpoints Earliest Giant Galaxies

ESO’s VISTA survey telescope has spied a horde of previously hidden massive galaxies that existed when the Universe w... read more

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11.03.15

Whopping Galaxy Cluster Spotted with Help of NASA Telescopes

Astronomers have discovered a giant gathering of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe, thanks to NASA's Spi... read more

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09.24.15

Too Big for its Boots: Black Hole is 30 Times Expected Size

The central supermassive black hole of a recently discovered galaxy is far larger than should be possible, according ... read more

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09.10.15

NASA Telescopes Find Galaxy Cluster with Vibrant Heart

Astronomers have discovered a rare beast of a galaxy cluster whose heart is bursting with new stars. The unexpected f... read more

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09.08.15

Farthest Galaxy Detected

A team of Caltech researchers that has spent years searching for the earliest objects in the universe now reports the... read more

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08.20.15

Colorful Calendar Celebrates 12th Anniversary of NASA's Spitzer

Relive the highlights of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope mission with a new digital calendar. read more

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07.30.15

NASA's Spitzer Confirms Closest Rocky Exoplanet

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside ou... read more

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07.09.15

NASA Missions Have Their Eyes Peeled on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons will have the support of other spacecraft during its historic Pluto flyby, with observations from... read more

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07.02.15

Stellar Sparklers That Last

A new image containing data from NASA's Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes shows a cluster of young stars expected ... read more

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07.01.15

Celebrating a Decade of Bringing Authentic Astronomy Research into Classrooms Nationwide with the NITARP Program

A decade after graduating its first class, the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP)—a project that bri... read more

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06.25.15

Can Planets Be Rejuvenated Around Dead Stars?

An older planet may have reclaimed its youthful glow, according to new evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. read more

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06.24.15

Discovering a New Stage in the Galactic Lifecycle

Thanks to the unprecedented sensitivity of the telescope at the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, a Cal... read more

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06.11.15

Helium-Shrouded Planets May Be Common in Our Galaxy

The wacky world of exoplanets continues to surprise astronomers. They wouldn't float like balloons or give you the ch... read more

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05.05.15

Astronomers Set a New Galaxy Distance Record

An international team of astronomers, led by Yale University and the University of California scientists, pushed back... read more

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05.04.15

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Changing Conditions on a Super Earth

Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, the researchers observed thermal emissions coming from the planet, called 55 Ca... read more

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04.14.15

NASA's Spitzer Spots Planet Deep Within Our Galaxy

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with a telescope on the ground to find a remote gas planet about 13,000 ... read more

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04.09.15

Our Sun Came Late to the Milky Way's Star-Birth Party

Our Sun missed the stellar "baby boom" that erupted in our young Milky Way galaxy 10 billion years ago. During that t... read more

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04.07.15

The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water

As NASA missions explore our solar system and search for new worlds, they are finding water in surprising places. Wat... read more

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03.23.15

NASA Satellites Catch a 'Growth Spurt' from a Newborn Protostar

A sudden eruption around an exceptionally young star surprises astronomers. Using data from orbiting observatories, i... read more

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01.27.15

Citizen Scientists Lead Astronomers to Mystery Objects in Space

"Hmm, what's that?" Simply by asking the question, volunteers have led researchers to illuminate a little-known stage... read more

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01.06.15

Discovering Our Universe from the Classroom: Teacher Research Program Brings NASA Research to Schools Across America

How many high school teachers and kids can say that they have presented their astronomy reach alongside professional ... read more

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12.19.14

Horsehead of a Different Color

Sometimes a horse of a different color hardly seems to be a horse at all, as, for example, in this newly released ima... read more

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12.05.14

Warm Gas Pours 'Cold Water' on Galaxy's Star-Making

One galaxy devoured remnants of another galaxy, quenching the formation of new stars. read more

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11.10.14

Follow the Dust to Find Planets

Researchers studying what appears to be a beefed-up version of our solar system have discovered that it is encased in... read more

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11.06.14

NASA Rocket Experiment: Universe is Brighter Than We Thought

A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infrared light in the dark space between galax... read more

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10.22.14

Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV s... read more

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10.15.14

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of ga... read more

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09.24.14

NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear s... read more

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09.09.14

Spitzer's SPLASH Project Dives Deep for Galaxies

Astronomers "fishing" for galaxies turn up surprisingly massive catch. In one of the longest surveys the telescope wi... read more

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08.28.14

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup ... read more

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08.27.14

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The build... read more

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08.07.14

Spitzer Telescope Honored by Aerospace Society

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has received the 2014 AIAA Space Science Award for its ongoing infrared studies of the... read more

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07.23.14

The Most Precise Measurement of an Alien World's Size

NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have made the most precise measurement yet of the size of a planet beyond ... read more

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07.02.14

Black Hole Fireworks in Nearby Galaxy

Celebrants this Fourth of July will enjoy the dazzling lights and booming shock waves from the explosions of firework... read more

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06.23.14

Organic conundrum in Large Magellanic Cloud

A group of organic chemicals that are considered carcinogens and pollutants today on Earth, but are also thought to b... read more

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06.19.14

Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid ... read more

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06.12.14

Catching a 'Wave' of Galaxies Ending the Dark Ages

Through a project dubbed SURFS UP, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope are catching sight of a ... read more

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06.04.14

New Suspect Identified in Supernova Explosion

There were no witnesses to a stellar blast that lit up our skies a millennium ago, but NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... read more

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05.28.14

The 'Serpent' Star-forming Cloud Hatches New Stars

The dark patch of clouds in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is swaddled in so much dust, even infrared... read more

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05.21.14

Pitch Black: Cosmic Clumps Cast the Darkest Shadows

A colossal, deeply dark cloud is found cranking out massive stars in a new Spitzer study. read more

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05.15.14

What Do You See in a Nebula?

Sometimes looking at the night sky can say more about the observer than the universe - at least that's how it feels w... read more

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05.07.14

NASA Delivers New Insight into Star Cluster Formation

Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and infrared telescopes, astronomers have made an important advance ... read more

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04.25.14

NASA's Spitzer and WISE Telescopes Find Close, Cold Neighbor of Sun

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the ... read more

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04.23.14

Professional and Amateur Astronomers Join Forces

Long before the term "citizen science" was coined, the field of astronomy has benefited from countless men and women ... read more

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04.10.14

G352.7-0.1: Supernova Cleans Up its Surroundings

Supernovas are the spectacular ends to the lives of many massive stars. These explosions can produce enormous amounts... read more

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04.03.14

New Tool Finds Buried Treasure in Spitzer Archives

Our Solar System is swarming with asteroids and comets. Although astronomers have identified many thousands of these ... read more

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03.27.14

Spitzer Sees the Galactic Dawn with 'Frontier Fields'

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, in tandem with other major NASA observatories, has recently embarked on a major new m... read more

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03.20.14

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Brings 360-Degree View of Galaxy to Our Fingertips

Touring the Milky Way now is as easy as clicking a button with NASA's new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic presented Thurs... read more

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03.06.14

Mystery of Planet-forming Disks Explained by Magnetism

Gigantic magnetic loops on planet-forming disks explain a mystery of too much infrared light. read more

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02.26.14

Spitzer Stares into the Heart of New Supernova in M82

One of the closest supernovas to go off in the last few decades is putting on a good show for telescopes on the groun... read more

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02.07.14

Looking Back to the Cradle of Our Universe

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes team up to find a small galaxy that appears to be lying at the observable ... read more

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01.29.14

NASA and ESA Telescopes Help Solve Mystery of Ultra-Compact, Burned-Out Galaxies

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, Europe's Herschel Space Observatory, and many ground-ba... read more

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01.07.14

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Team up to Probe Faraway Galaxies

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes are providing a new perspective on the remote universe, including new view... read more

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01.07.14

Stormy Stars? NASA's Spitzer Probes Weather on Brown Dwarfs

To the surprise of astronomers, most brown dwarfs may be roiled by massive storms. read more

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01.06.14

Pulsar in a Stellar Triple System Makes Unique Gravitational Laboratory

Astronomers using a number of telescopes, including Spitzer, have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwa... read more

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12.18.13

The Rise and Fall of Galactic Cities

How and when galactic metropolises cease their opulent ways is the subject of new research from NASA's Spitzer Space ... read more

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12.16.13

New Animals on Display at Spitzer's Citizen Science Zoo

Since 2010, about 50,000 volunteers have taken to their computers to help astronomers catalog star-blown bubbles capt... read more

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11.21.13

Infant Galaxies Merge Near 'Cosmic Dawn'

Astronomers using the combined power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope in Chile and NASA’... read more

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11.11.13

Spitzer and ALMA Reveal a Star's Bubbly Birth

Supersonic jets burst out of a young star's cocoon in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Atacama... read more

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10.28.13

A Ghostly Trio from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Haunting images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show the disembodied remains of dying stars. read more

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10.24.13

NASA's Great Observatories Begin Deepest-Ever Probe of the Universe

NASA's Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes are teaming up to look deeper into the universe than ever before.... read more

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10.23.13

Texas Astronomer Discovers Most Distant Known Galaxy

University of Texas at Austin astronomer Steven Finkelstein has led a team that has discovered and measured the dista... read more

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09.30.13

NASA Space Telescopes Find Patchy Clouds on Exotic World

Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet b... read more

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09.24.13

How Engineers Revamped Spitzer to Probe Exoplanets

Even though NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was never designed to study exoplanets, it has become one of the world's p... read more

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09.10.13

Comet Found Hiding in Plain Sight

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered secrets of the "asteroid" called Don Quixote, revealing its true comet n... read more

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09.05.13

Coldest Brown Dwarfs Blur Star, Planet Lines

Researchers are getting to know some of our sun's closest and smallest neighbors. read more

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08.23.13

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Celebrates 10 Years in Space

Ten years after a Delta II rocket launched NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, lighting up the night sky over Cape Canave... read more

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08.01.13

Monster Galaxies Lose Their Appetite With Age

Our universe is filled with gobs of galaxies, bound together by gravity into larger families called clusters. Lying a... read more

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07.31.13

Spitzer Discovers Young Stars with a 'Hula Hoop'

A pair of stars peeks out from a tilted disk twirling around them, allowing astronomers to monitor their "blinking" p... read more

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07.23.13

NASA's Spitzer Observes Gas Emission from Comet ISON

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have observed what most likely are strong carbon dioxide emissions f... read more

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07.18.13

Seeing Snow in Space

Although it might seem counterintuitive, if you get far enough away from a smoldering young star, you can actually fi... read more

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06.05.13

NASA Chandra, Spitzer Study Suggests Black Holes Abundant Among The Earliest Stars

By comparing infrared and X-ray background signals across the same stretch of sky, an international team of astronome... read more

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06.05.13

NASA's Spitzer Sees Milky Way's Blooming Countryside

New views from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show blooming stars in our Milky Way galaxy's more barren territories, ... read more

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05.16.13

Galaxy's Ring of Fire

This galaxy's ring of fire "burns, burns, burns" with young stars. read more

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05.14.13

NASA Develops Key to Cosmic Carbon's Molecular Evolution

Scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., now have the capability to systematically investiga... read more

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05.06.13

NASA's Spitzer Puts Planets in a Petri Dish

Astronomers are using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to dissect the atmospheres of an exotic class of planets called ... read more

   

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