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Clear Skies and Water Vapor Discovered on a Distant Planet --"A Significant Milepost" Says NASA

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system. The planet is about the size of Neptune, making...

NASA finds clear skies on exoplanet

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In a display of interstellar teamwork, NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes have discovered clear skies and water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized planet orbiting a star 120 light years from Earth. According to...Show More Summary

Clear skies on exo-Neptune

Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Kepler Space Telescope have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapour on a planet outside our Solar System. The planet, knownShow More Summary

New NASA Team Spots Massive Galaxies at the Very Edge of the Visible Universe

A new survey of galaxies by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is taking a plunge into the deep and uncharted waters of our cosmos. In one of the longest surveys the telescope will have ever performed, astronomers have begun a three-month...

NASA's Spitzer scopes out huge asteroid smashup. And just misses it.

When Spitzer Space Telescope captured the billowing aftermath of a colossal asteroid smashup 1,200 light-years away, scientists realized they were watching a scene much like the one that played out billions of years ago in our own solar system.

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope witnesses asteroid smashup

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.

'We finally found it': Scientists get first look at 'monster' galaxy forming

Yale astronomers have discovered a new look at the formation of "the Universe's monster galaxies," Phys.org reports, and the results are fascinating. The Yale researchers used data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Show More Summary

Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary with new supernova images

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Today is the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is one of NASA's "Great Observatories," along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. Since its launch, its x-ray vision and high...Show More Summary

Black hole fireworks in nearby galaxy

Celebrants this Fourth of July will enjoy the dazzling lights and booming shock waves from the explosions of fireworks. A similarly styled event is taking place in the galaxy Messier 106, as seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Herschel Space Observatory. Herschel is a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.

NASA and astronomy community looking for ways to keep Spitzer going

Although NASA accepted last month a recommendation by a senior review panel not to continue the Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA and the astronomy community are working on ways to continue the mission at a reduced funding level by freeing up funds elsewhere in the astrophysics program. “We have invited the Spitzer program to submit a [...]

Darkest Spots of the Cosmos --"Clues to Massive Stars that Forge the Heavy Elements that Create Planets & Living Organisms"

Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. Infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of these blackest-of-black regions paradoxically light the way to understanding how the brightest stars form....

New data disregards present theory on the formation of star clusters

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Recent data captured by NASA's Chandra Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope has cast doubt on the basic model that accounts for the creation of star clusters. The data, collected from studies of NGC 2024, located in the Flame Nebula...Show More Summary

NASA's Spitzer and WISE telescopes find star colder than the North Pole

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We tend to think of stars as being very, very hot, but what about a star that you could use as a deep freeze? Astronomers using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a dim star-like object with the catchy title WISE J085510.83-071442.5.0 that is colder than the North Pole. Show More Summary

NASA's Spitzer and WISE telescopes find close, cold neighbor of the Sun

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known -- a dim, star-like body that surprisingly is as frosty as Earth's North Pole. read mor...

NASA discovers the sun has an icy neighbor

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Spitzer Space Telescope have found what appears to be a brown dwarf, or star-like object that is as cold as the North Pole, just 7.2 light-years away from the sun. The closest system to the sun is Alpha Centauri, about 4 light-years away. Show More Summary

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

6 months agoTechnology / 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

6 months 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

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