Infrared Astronomy

James Webb is Fully Stowed Into its Launch Configuration

We're inching closer and closer to the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) launch date of March 30th, 2021, (or maybe…

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,…

2 years ago

This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally Hidden by Gas and Dust

The world's largest airborne telescope, SOFIA, has peered into the core of the Milky Way and captured a crisp image…

2 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…

2 years ago

When James Webb Finally Reaches Space, Here’s What it’ll be Hunting

In a recent announcement, the STScI announced the first targets that the James Webb Space Telescope will be studying once…

4 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: The James Webb Space Telescope

The eagerly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope will be the first of the Super Telescopes to start work.

5 years ago

Stars Are The Universe’s Neat Freaks

A recently released catalogue showing the results of a Herschel survey has revealed how stars have cleaned the universe over…

5 years ago

Behold The Distant Universe!

At the annual National Astronomy Meeting, members of the Ultra Deep Survey (UDS) team shared images that are the deepest…

5 years ago

Very Large Telescope Images Of Jupiter Prepare Us For Juno Arrival

In preparation for Juno's arrival at Jupiter, a team from the European Southern Observatory is creating a breathtaking infrared map…

5 years ago