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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 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

Cosmic spider shows clear signs of active star formation

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Study suggests massive exoplanet characterized by vast magma pools

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

We Are Dead Stars

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

Runaway stars leave infrared waves

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.

Runaway stars leave infrared waves

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

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 to solve a long-standing mystery -- why some of these worlds seem to have less water than expected. The findings offer...Show More Summary

Hubble/Spitzer Space Telescopes Reveal Water "Fingerprints" on Hot Jupiters

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...

Mystery of missing exoplanet water solved

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

Hubble reveals diversity of exoplanet atmosphere

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

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 and Kepler space telescopes. The dark storm is akin to Jupiter's Great Red Spot: a persistent, raging storm larger than Earth.

This Jupiter-sized star has a giant storm that's been raging for years

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...

Hubble spots faintest galaxy from early universe

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

NASA space telescopes see magnified image of the faintest galaxy from the early universe

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

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope sheds light on "alien megastructure" star

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

KIC 8462852 recently attracted a lot of attention owing to speculation that dramatic dips in the star's light that were detected in 2011 and 2013 by NASA's Kepler spacecraft were due to the presence of vast superstructures created by an advanced alien race. Show More Summary

Comet fragments best explanation of mysterious dimming star

Astronomers have responded to the buzz about a mysterious dimming star by studying data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. They conclude the dimming was probably caused by a family of comets passing in front of the star.

NASA Discovers a Giant Galaxy Cluster from the Beginning of the Universe

Astronomers have discovered a giant gathering of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe, thanks to NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy cluster, located 8.5 billion light-years away, is the most massive...

13.2 billion-year-old galaxy detected by NASA

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Scientists have detected an “unusually luminous” galaxy that they now believe to be the oldest galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7, detected using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope, is believed to have come into existence just 600 million years after the Big Bang, making it...

Spitzer Space Telescope confirms nearest rocky planet

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has confirmed the presence of the closest rocky planet to the Solar System. Orbiting a visible main-sequence star 21 light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia, HD 219134b is larger than EarthShow More Summary

NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor

NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It's a tiny burg called HD 219134b that's just 21 light years from Earth in the Cassiopeia constellation, near the North Star. Show More Summary

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