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09.28.16

The Frontier Fields: Where Primordial Galaxies Lurk

In the ongoing hunt for the universe's earliest galaxies, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has wrapped up its observati... read more

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09.21.16

'Milky Way Project' Relaunches Citizen Science Website

To most of us, our home galaxy, the Milky Way, seems like mind-boggling, never-ending space. But what does the Milky ... read more

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09.08.16

'Enterprise' Nebulae Seen by Spitzer

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the TV series "Star Trek," which first aired September 8th,1966, a new infra... read more

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08.29.16

NASA Team Probes Peculiar Age-Defying Star

For years, astronomers have puzzled over a massive star lodged deep in the Milky Way that shows conflicting signs of ... read more

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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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