Spitzer

Threatened Spitzer Telescope Gets NASA Nod For Extension, Subject To Congress Funding

After NASA recommended in May that Spitzer space telescope officials send in a revised budget or face possible termination of…

7 years ago

Too WISE to be Fooled by Dust: Over 300 New Star Clusters Discovered

Brazilian astronomers have discovered some 300+ star clusters that were largely overlooked owing to sizable obscuration by dust.  The astronomers, from the Universidade…

7 years ago

These Ultra-Black ‘Cosmic Clumps’ Will Give Birth To Powerful Stars

When gas and dust squeeze tightly enough together in space, no light can get through and the place is black…

8 years ago

Supernova Sweeps Away Rubbish In New Composite Image

Shining 24,000 light-years from Earth is an expanding leftover of a supernova that is doing a great cleanup job in…

8 years ago

360 Degrees of Milky Way at Your Fingertips

Touring the Milky Way's a blast with this brand new 360-degree interactive panorama. More than 2 million infrared photos taken…

8 years ago

Runaway Star Shocks the Galaxy!

That might seem like a sensational headline worthy of a supermarket tabloid but, taken in context, it's exactly what's happening…

8 years ago

Space Telescopes Look Back 13.2 Billion Years and See Surprisingly Luminous Galaxies

What was the Universe like more than 13 billion years ago, just 500 million years after the big bang? New…

8 years ago

How Spitzer’s Focus Changed To Strange New Worlds

After 10 years in space -- looking at so many galaxies and stars and other astronomy features -- the Spitzer…

8 years ago

NASA’s Great Observatories Provide a Sparkly New View of the Small Magellanic Cloud

This is just pretty! NASA's Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Spitzer Infrared…

9 years ago

Distant Star Goes Disco

A disco inferno in space? Astronomers have been keeping an eye on an unusual star that unleashes a burst of…

9 years ago