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Highlights from the Spitzer Space Telescope

Astronomer Michael Bicay, Ph.D., of the NASA Ames Research Center, will discuss Lifting the Cosmic Veil: A Decade of Highlights from the Spitzer Space Telescope, an illustrated, non-technical lecture, Wednesday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Admission is free and the public is invited. The [...]

Tour the Milky Way in 20 billion pixels

last weekTechnology / Gadgets : Crave

NASA has launched an interactive map of the Milky Way galaxy, constructed over the course of 10 years from more than 2 million infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Just What IS Near-Earth Object 2009 BD?

Constraining the Physical Properties of Near-Earth Object 2009 BDAuthors:Mommert et alAbstract:We report on Spitzer Space Telescope IRAC observations of near-Earth object (NEO) 2009 BD that were carried out in support of the NASA Asteroid Robotic Retrieval Mission (ARRM) concept. Show More Summary

INCREDIBLE -- This amazing interactive 6GB photo of our galaxy took NASA 10 years to capture!

The photo you see above is one minuscule portion of a staggeringly massive infrared panoramic photo captured by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope that manages to squeeze the entire Milky Way galaxy into a single photograph. That single photograph, mind you, is a 6GB file. Show More Summary

Gigantic Milky Way panorama captures more than half of the galaxy’s stars

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Images from the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope have been used to create a staggering 20-gigapixel panorama, encompassing more than half of the galaxy’s stars. The vista was created from more than a decade’s worth of infrared images, and...Show More Summary

An Incredible 360-Degree Infrared Panorama of the Milky Way Galaxy

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

NASA has unveiled an amazing 360-degree infrared panorama of the Milky Way Galaxy stitched together from over two million infrared images taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope over the past 10 years. The 20-gigapixel panorama, which is interactive and zoomable, was created from the Galactic Legacy Infrared Midplane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) projects and uses the [...]

Dramatic new portrait helps define Milky Way's shape, contents

MADISON, Wis. – Using more than 2 million images collected by NASA's orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of Wisconsin scientists has stitched together a dramatic 360 degree portrait of the Milky Way, providing new details of our galaxy's structure and contents. read more

Gigantic Magnetic Loops Solve Stars "Infra-Red-Light Mystery"

Astronomers say that magnetic storms in the gas orbiting young stars may explain a mystery that has persisted since before 2006. Researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to study developing stars have had a hard time figuring out why the...

WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Spitzer’s View of M82

The closest supernova of its kind to be observed in the last few decades has sparked a global observing campaign involving legions of instruments on the ground and in space, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This image shows Spitzer's view of...

Rogue Star Kappa Cassiopeiae Creates Stunning Bow Shock In New Image From NASA

The rogue runaway star Kappa Cassiopeiae — also known as HD 2905 — is the subject of a stunning new image taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The image shows, in detail, the incredible bow shock created by the star’s ‘rapid’ movement through the galaxy. Show More Summary

WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Stunning Local Galaxy

One of our closest galactic neighbors shows its awesome beauty in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. M33, also known as the Triangulum Galaxy, is a member of what's known as our Local Group of galaxies. Along with our.....

Looking back to the cradle of our Universe

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have spotted what might be one of the most distant galaxies known, harkening back to a time when our universe was only about 650 million years old (our universe is 13.8 billion years old). The...Show More Summary

Looking back to the cradle of our universe: Astronomers spot what may be one of most distant galaxies known

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have spotted what might be one of the most distant galaxies known, harkening back to a time when our universe was only about 650 million years old (our universe is 13.8 billion years old). The...Show More Summary

Stunning Space Photo of the Day: The Orion Nebula in Infrared

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Tonight's awesome image from outer space: an infrared view of the Orion Nebula, courtesy of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Show More Summary

Most Failed Stars Have Clouds And Rain, Says NASA

The scene seems like a storm over a sea of lava somewhere in Mordor, but you are looking at the surface of a failed star — the weather on a brown dwarf based on new data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. It’s spectacular. Even more so when you think that’s not water falling from the sky. More »      

Stormy stars? NASA's Spitzer probes weather on brown dwarfs

Swirling, stormy clouds may be ever-present on cool celestial orbs called brown dwarfs. New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that most brown dwarfs are roiling with one or more planet-size storms akin to Jupiter's "Great Red Spot." read more

Massive stars mark out Milky Way's 'missing' arms

A 12-year study of massive stars has reaffirmed that our Galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of debate sparked by images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope that only showed two arms. The new research, which is published...Show More Summary

WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Colorful Newborn Star

Combined observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed the throes of stellar birth, as never before, in the well-studied object known as HH 46/47. Herbig-Haro (HH) objects form...

Spitzer and ALMA reveal a star's bubbly birth

Teaser It's a bouncing baby... star! Combined observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed the throes of stellar birth as never before in the well-studied object known as HH 46/47. read more

Spitzer and ALMA reveal a star's bubbly birth

Combined observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed the throes of stellar birth as never before in the well-studied object known as HH 46/47.

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