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

23 hours 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

3 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

4 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

NASA: "The Rosetta Stone for Super-Earths?"

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data. Dubbed HD 219134b, this exoplanet, which orbits too close to...

NASA: "Wacky World of Exoplanets Continues to Surprise Astronomers"

Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.They wouldn't float like balloons or give you the chance to talk in high, squeaky voices,...

Giant Exoplanet Discovered 13,000 Light-Years Away Is Among The Most Distant Ever Seen

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A newly discovered alien planet is one of the most distant yet spotted. Known formally as "OGLE-2014-BLG-0124Lb," the gas giant was detected by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the OGLE Warsaw Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Show More Summary

Spitzer space telescope used to help spot one of the most distant known planets

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with the Polish Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE)'s Warsaw Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile to observe a distant gas giant located some 13,000 light-years away. Show More Summary

Spitzer, OGLE spot planet deep within our galaxy

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with a telescope on the ground to find a remote gas planet about 13,000 light-years away, making it one of the most distant planets known.

Trio of Ancient Galaxies Formed Shortly After the Big Bang (Weekend Feature)

In November of 2013, astronomers using the combined power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes announced the discovery of a far-flung trio of primitive galaxies nestled inside an enormous...

Citizen scientists lead astronomers to mystery objects in space

Sometimes it takes a village to find new and unusual objects in space. Volunteers scanning tens of thousands of starry images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, using the Web-based Milky Way Project, recently stumbled upon a new class of curiosities that had gone largely unrecognized before: yellow balls. Show More Summary

Stormy Worlds Beyond Our Solar System -- "Megastorms Several Times Size of Jupiters Great Red Spot"

Orbiting the Earth 353 miles above the ground, the Hubble Space Telescope silently pivots toward its new target. At the same time, flying 93 million miles away in interplanetary space, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope receives commands to point itself at...

"A Vast Place of Stellar Life" --An Infrared Probe of Ringed Galaxy NGC 1291

This ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. Though galaxy NGC 1291 shown in this newly released image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is quite old, roughly 12 billion years, it is marked by an unusual ring...

Galactic Wheel of Life shines in new infrared space image from NASA Spitzer telescope

last yearHumor : Boing Boing

In this spectacular image released this week, an older galaxy ignites with an outer ring of stellar life. Read the rest

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

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...

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