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08.17.17

Brown Dwarf Weather Annotated

This artist's concept animation shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune a... watch now

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05.03.17

5000 Days in the Life of an Astronomy Robot

May 3rd, 2017 marks the 5,000th day of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope mission. This video gives us a detailed look at... watch now

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08.26.16

Spitzer Beyond

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which launched Aug. 25, 2003, will begin an extended mission—the “Beyond” phase—on Oc... watch now

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03.28.16

The Wild Temperature Swings of an Exoplanet

The exoplanet HD80606 b spends most of its time far from its star, but every 111 days it swings in feverishly close. ... watch now

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03.20.14

Catching a GLIMPSE of the Milky Way

Welcome home! This is our Milky Way galaxy as you’ve never seen it before. Ten years in the making, this is the clear... watch now

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08.23.13

10 Years of Innovation

On August 25, 2003, NASA launched the Spitzer Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the infrared universe. watch now

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08.07.12

Possible Nearby Exoplanet Smaller than Earth (Update)

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is an alien world just two-thirds th... watch now

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05.21.12

Cygnus X Marks the Spot (Gallery Explorer)

Over the last half century this Cygnus X has been yielding its secrets to the scrutiny of infrared observations. NASA... watch now

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08.23.11

The Galactic Center Revisited (Gallery Explorer)

Hiding behind the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius is the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, over 25,000 ligh... watch now

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02.10.11

The North America Nebula (Gallery Explorer)

Seen here in visible light, the North America Nebula strangely resembles its namesake continent. Expanding our view t... watch now

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12.23.10

The Art of Exoplanets

While astronomers have identified over 500 planets around other stars, they’re all too small and distant to fill even... watch now

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10.07.10

The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (Special)

Today's telescopes study the sky across the electromagnetic spectrum. Each part of the spectrum tells us different th... watch now

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07.22.10

Unsettled Youth: A Chaotic Planetary System

During the infancy of our solar system, when our planets had not yet settled down into their orbits, this was a dange... listen now

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07.09.10

The Dragon and the Swan (Gallery Explorer)

Hidden behind a dark veil of dust in the constellation Sagittarius, a lurking dragon has been revealed by the infrare... watch now

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06.01.10

Swirling Clumps of Planetary Material

Something appears to be pushing around a large clump of material that is in orbit of this star, and it's moving fast ... listen now

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06.01.10

When Worlds Collide (Showcase)

When worlds collide, the result is spectacular, and astronomers think they’ve detected the aftermath of such an event... watch now

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03.19.10

The Wise Sky (Gallery Explorer)

In December of 2009, NASA launched its latest infrared telescope, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. This satel... watch now

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02.05.10

The Many Views of the Milky Way (Gallery Explorer)

In May of 2009, the European Space Agency successfully launched the Herschel Space Observatory, a new eye for the inf... watch now

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02.05.10

Trigger Happy Star Formation

From recent discoveries made by two of NASA's Great Observatories comes new insight into how stars are created. Large... listen now

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11.25.09

The One Ring of Saturn (Showcase)

Astronomers have found One Ring to rule them all, not in the land of Mordor, but around Saturn, the Lord of the Rings... watch now

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09.04.09

Baby Stars Found Jumbled In Galactic Center

At the center of our Milky Way galaxy is an area previously unseen by astronomers. Shrouded by clouds of swirling dus... listen now

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09.03.09

Cooking Up Cometary Crystals (Showcase)

The fading light of a flaring young star has shed light on a puzzle involving crystals and comets. watch now

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06.18.09

Orion Nebula (Gallery Explorer)

Explore the dusty secrets of the Orion Nebula through Spitzer's infrared vision. watch now

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04.08.09

A Galaxy of a Different Color (Showcase)

To commemorate this International Year of Astronomy, three of NASA's flagship observatories have put a new spin on ho... watch now

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04.07.09

Cool Stars Have Different Mix of Life-Forming Chemicals

It's life, Jim, but not as we know it! Well, at least the building blocks of life. A new study from NASA's Spitzer S... listen now

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02.02.09

The Omega Nebula (Gallery Explorer)

The Omega Nebula, or M17, is a star-forming region in the constellation of Sagittarius and is about 6,000 light years... watch now

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01.28.09

Exoplanet with Wild Temperature Swings

Talk about hot flashes! A planet that heats up to extreme temperatures in a matter of hours before quickly cooling ba... listen now

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12.26.08

The W5 Stellar Blast Furnace (Showcase)

It's a chaotic region, sculpted by the glare of one generation of massive stars that's giving rise to the next. watch now

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12.12.08

Dim Dwarfs

The new record-holder for dimmest known star-like object in the universe goes to twin brown dwarfs, each of which shi... listen now

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11.13.08

Twin Asteroid Belts

The star Epsilon Eridani is even stranger than fiction. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has shown it has two asteroid ... listen now

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10.30.08

The Milky Way Big Picture (Showcase)

Two and a half billion infrared pixels are exposing our own Galaxy in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... watch now

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09.18.08

Water Hit with Young Star's Best Shot

Water is being blasted to pieces by a young star's laser-like jets, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer... listen now

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08.25.08

Spitzer's Fifth Anniversary

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope continues to surprise astronomers. On its fifth anniversary, we recap some of this Gre... listen now

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08.12.08

Snowflake Cluster (Gallery Explorer)

A group of baby stars form a "stellar snowflake" in Spitzer's observations of a dusty region near the Cone Nebula. watch now

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07.15.08

Brightest Star in the Galaxy has New Competition

A contender for the title of brightest star in our Milky Way galaxy has been unearthed in the dusty metropolis of the... listen now

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06.13.08

Echoes of a Supernova (Showcase)

A supernova flash echoing through surrounding dust clouds has given astronomers a virtual time machine for studying t... watch now

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06.13.08

Missing Spiral Arms

As a result of a new Spitzer Space Telescope study, two of our own Milky Way Galaxy's spiral arms have gone away. listen now

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05.23.08

Holes on Mars

Spitzer isn't the only infrared mission. Infrared images from another of NASA's robotic missions help us understand m... listen now

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04.15.08

Protostellar Jets (Gallery Explorer)

Giant jets from baby stars blow colorful bubbles in interstellar space. Spitzer's infrared view reveals these structu... watch now

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04.04.08

Promo: IRrelevant Astronomy

IRrelevant Astronomy takes a lighthearted, comedic look at the infrared Universe. Enjoy this peek at the Spitzer Spac... watch now

   

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