Spitzer

JWST and Chandra Team Up for a Stunning View of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

NASA's long-lived Chandra X-ray Observatory teamed up with JWST for the first time, producing this incredibly detailed image of the…

4 months ago

Could We Resurrect the Spitzer Space Telescope?

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope served the astronomy community well for 16 years. From its launch in 2003 to the end…

1 year ago

Astronomers Find an Earth-Sized World That May Be Carpeted in Volcanoes

Astronomers think they've found an extrasolar planet covered in volcanoes like Jupiter's moon Io, but this world is about the…

1 year ago

Hubble has Characterized 25 Hot Jupiters. Here’s What we Know so far

Hot Jupiters are giant exoplanets – even more massive than Jupiter – but they orbit closer to their star than…

2 years ago

Apparently, This Nebula Looks Like Godzilla. Do you see it?

We’ve written often about how pareidolia -- the human tendency to see faces or other features in random images --…

3 years ago

Citizen Scientists Discover a new Feature in Star Formation: “Yellowballs”

AI is often touted as being particularly good at finding patterns amongst reams of data.  But humans also are extremely…

3 years ago

Do Hot Jupiters Form Close in, or Do They Migrate? A Newly-Discovered Planet Might Help Answer This

The recent discovery of a very young gas giant could offer clues about how "Hot Jupiters" form and whether or…

4 years ago

Supermassive Black Hole Orbits an Even More Massive Black Hole, Crashing Through its Accretion Disk Every 12 Years

Recent observations by the now-retired Spitzer mission have led to accurate predictions OJ 287, a blazar that contains a supermassive…

4 years ago

This is the Final Picture NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA has just released a mosaic of the California Nebula, which was created from the final images snapped by the…

4 years ago

Good-bye Spitzer. We’ll Miss You But We Won’t Forget You.

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has reached the end of its life. Its mission was to study objects in the infrared,…

4 years ago