In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to observe a microlensing event, when a distant star brightens due to the gravitational field of at least one foreground cosmic object. This technique is useful for finding low-mass bodies orbiting stars, such as planets. In this case, the observations revealed a brown dwarf.
In the ongoing hunt for the universe's earliest galaxies, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has wrapped up its observations for the Frontier Fields project. This ambitious project has combined the power of all three of NASA's Great Observatories—Spitzer,...Show More Summary
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has been exploring space, the final frontier. While seeking out new life and new civilizations and boldly going where no telescope has gone before, the Spitzer came across a surprising find in the vast reaches of space: a pair of Starfleet’s very own...
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the TV series "Star Trek," which first aired September 8th,1966, a new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope may remind fans of the historic show.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, NASA today released images of a seemingly heavenly tribute to the television series that first aired on September 8, 1966. The infrared images of a pair of nebulae returned by the space agency's...Show More Summary
NASA's Spitzer telescope spots a pair of starships in a beautiful set of nebulae.
A nebula known as "the Spider" glows fluorescent green in an infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). The Spider, officially named IC 417, lies near a much smaller object called NGC 1931, not pictured in the image. Show More Summary
Captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), the Spider Nebula cuts a ghostly green figure in a new image release from NASA. The composite was captured in infrared light, a spectrum ordinarily invisible...Show More Summary
Using data collected by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of astronomers have produced the first ever heat map of an Earth-like exoplanet. The alien climate map paints a grim picture of a world scorched by its close proximity to...Show More Summary
My friend Michelle Thaller is an amazing person. I met her when she was doing public outreach for NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope mission many years ago, and she has since risen in the ranks at NASA to become the deputy director of science communication there. Show More Summary
Astronomers have discovered roughly 100 of the fastest-moving stars in the Milky Way galaxy with the aid of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, and use of the Wyoming Infrared Observatory on Jelm Mountain near Laramie, Wyo.
In the last year, astronomers from the University of Wyoming have discovered roughly 100 of the fastest-moving stars in the Milky Way galaxy with the aid of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), and use of the Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) on Jelm Mountain near Laramie, Wyo. read more
A survey of 10 hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets conducted with NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has led a team to solve a long-standing mystery -- why some of these worlds seem to have less water than expected. The findings offer...Show More Summary
A team of international experts analysed observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope, to create a detailed study of the atmospheres of 10 hot-Jupiter exoplanets - the largest number ever collectively studied - in...
Exeter academics led an international team of experts in analysing observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope. Their combined power gave a detailed study of the atmospheres of 10 hot-Jupiter exoplanets - the largest number ever collectively studied - in a bid to understand their atmospheres. Show More Summary
Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope to study the atmospheres of ten hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets in detail, the largest number of such planets ever studied. The team was able to discover why some of these worlds seem to have less water than expected -- a long-standing mystery. Show More Summary
Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm, using data from NASA's Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. The dark storm is akin to Jupiter's Great Red Spot: a persistent, raging storm larger than Earth.
Turns out having "stellar" weather can be pretty unpleasant. Scientists using NASA’s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have discovered a long-lived storm on a cool dwarf star that’s reminiscent of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The findings, appearing in the Astrophysical Journal, shed light on the...
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescope have found what they believe is the faintest object ever seen in the early universe, a galaxy that existed 13.8 billion years ago or about 400 million years after the big bang. Show More Summary
Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest object ever seen in the early universe. It existed about 400 million years after the big bang, 13.8 billion years ago. The...Show More Summary