Spitzer

“Oddball” Asteroid is Really a Comet

It's a case of mistaken identity: a near-Earth asteroid with a peculiar orbit turns out not to be an asteroid…

9 years ago

ALMA Spots a Nascent Stellar Monster

Even though it comprises over 99% of the mass of the Solar System (with Jupiter taking up most of the…

10 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…

10 years ago

Clouds of Sand and Iron Swirl in a Failed Star’s Extreme Atmosphere

Artist's concept of brown dwarf  2MASSJ22282889-431026 (NASA/JPL-Caltech) The complex weather patterns within the atmosphere of a rapidly-rotating brown dwarf have been…

10 years ago

Dark Matter Halos May Contain Stars

The image on the left shows a portion of our sky, called the Boötes field, in infrared light, while the…

10 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 4, 2012

It was a slow week on Space news except for the massive announcement that an ancient riverbed was discovered on…

10 years ago

Mysterious Arc of Light Spotted with Spitzer Telescope

From a JPL press release: Seeing is believing, except when you don't believe what you see. Astronomers using NASA's Hubble…

11 years ago

Spitzer Captures Ancient Fireworks of First Objects in the Universe

[/caption] The Spitzer Space Telescope has looked back in time to see what scientists called the “faint, lumpy glow” given…

11 years ago

Watch Live Webcast from the Keck Observatory

On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, Keck Observatory will be hosting a live webcast of an astronomy talk by Dr. Tom…

11 years ago

New Research Suggests Fomalhaut b May Not Be a Planet After All

[/caption] When the Hubble Space Telescope photographed the apparent exoplanet Fomalhaut b in 2008, it was regarded as the first…

11 years ago