Spitzer Space Telescope

100,000 Galaxies, and No Obvious Signs of Life

Beam us up, Scotty. There's no signs of intelligent life out there. At least, no obvious signs, according to a…

7 years ago

The Milky Way’s New Neighbor May Tell Us Things About the Universe

As part of the Local Group, a collection of 54 galaxies and dwarf galaxies that measures 10 million light years…

8 years ago

Just in Time for the Holidays – Galactic Encounter Puts on Stunning Display

At this time of year, festive displays of light are to be expected. This tradition has clearly not been lost…

8 years ago

Spotted: Asteroids ‘Smashing Themselves To Smithereens’ 1,200 Light-Years Away

When a crop of dust spread forth from the star NGC 2547-1D8 during 2012 observations, scientists quickly sprang into action.…

8 years ago

Spitzer Mission Extension Not Approved In NASA Senior Review; Officials Say Budget Rewrite Possible

"Constrained budget conditions" have prompted NASA to not approve a funding extension for the 11-year-old Spitzer Space Telescope after fiscal…

8 years ago

Three NASA Telescopes Begin Hunt For Earliest Galaxies

Talk about turning back time. Three NASA observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Spitzer…

8 years ago

Found! Distant Galaxy Spotted Just 650 Million Years After Big Bang

Peering deep into the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of researchers have found an extremely distant galaxy.…

8 years ago

Greedy Galaxies Gobbled Gas, Stalling Star Formation Billions Of Years Ago

Like millionaires that burn through their cash too quickly, astronomers have found one factor behind why compact elliptical galaxies stopped…

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

Supersonic Starbirth Bubble Glows In Image From Two Telescopes

Talk about birth in the fast lane. Fresh observations of HH 46/47 -- an area well-known for hosting a baby star…

9 years ago