Spitzer Space Telescope

Webb Sees Asteroids Collide in Another Star System

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to make amazing discoveries. This time in the constellation of Pictor where, in…

1 month ago

Not All Black Holes are Ravenous Gluttons

Some Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) consume vast quantities of gas and dust, triggering brilliant light shows that can outshine an…

2 months ago

Nancy Grace Roman will Map the Far Side of the Milky Way

The Galaxy is a collection of stars, planets, gas clouds and to the dismay of astronomers, dust clouds. The dust…

4 months ago

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…

6 months ago

A Collection of New Images Reveal X-Rays Across the Universe

One of the miracles of modern astronomy is the ability to ‘see’ wavelengths of light that human eyes can’t. Last…

10 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 and Spitzer Team up to Find a Pair of Waterworld Exoplanets

Using data from Hubble and Spitzer, an international team has discovered two new waterworlds in one system.

2 years 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