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10.13.05

Amazing Andromeda

Observations of our sister galaxy Andromeda reveal a new side to this Milky Way neighbor. Dr. Karl Gordon and Dr. George Rieke discuss Spitzer's fantastically detailed map of its dusty skeleton, previously hidden behind its veil of stars.

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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03.24.08

Diamondoids in Space

Diamonds may be rare on Earth, but surprisingly common in space -- and new research shows that the infrared eyes of N...

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02.25.08

Common Earths

Terrestrial planets might form around many, if not most, of the nearby sun-like stars in our galaxy. These new result...

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02.04.08

Cosmic Suburbia

Young city dwellers on Earth aren't the only ones rushing to suburbia to start families. New observations from NASA's...

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12.19.07

Uncommon Moons

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that moons like Earth's -- that formed out of tremendous...

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10.22.07

Galactic Thief Caught Stealing Gas

A big galaxy, spotted stealing gas from a passing galaxy about half its size, was caught red-handed by the Spitzer Sp...

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10.09.07

Dust in the Wind of Black Holes

The dust that makes everything around us -- and even ourselves -- may have come from black holes.

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