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

last monthTechnology / 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

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

5 months 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

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