Spitzer

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…

4 months 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 --…

10 months 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…

1 year 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…

2 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…

2 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…

2 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,…

3 years ago

Astronomers Image the Atmosphere of a Red Dwarf Planet for the First Time. Spoiler Alert, it’s a Terrible Place to Live

Using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to study the surface of an exoplanet…

3 years ago

Planet With Lava Oceans Also has an Atmosphere, Says New Study

A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after…

5 years ago

Stunning View of the Crab Nebula Just Got Five Times Better

Images of the Crab Nebula are always a treat because it has such intriguing and varied structure. Also, just knowing…

5 years ago