Spitzer Space Telescope

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

The Milky Way Broke one of its Arms

The Milky Way galaxy is our home, and yet in some ways, it is the least understood galaxy. One of…

12 months ago

Jupiter has Added a Comet to its Trojan Collection

Jupiter is notorious for capturing objects that venture too close to the gas giant and its enormous pull of gravity.…

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

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

New View of the Swan Nebula From NASA’s Airborne SOFIA Telescope

Using the SOFIA telescope, a team of NASA astronomers have conducted the most detailed survey of the interior of the…

3 years ago

In About 3 Million Years, WASP-12b Will Spiral into its Star and be Consumed

A new study led by Princeton researchers has confirmed that in the long run, hot Jupiters are destined to be…

3 years ago

TESS Finds its First Earth-Sized World in the Habitable Zone of a Star

NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has found its first Earth-sized planet located in the habitable zone of its host…

3 years ago