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“Spitzer Space Telescope”

Apr 9, 2015 04:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have taken a census of distant spiral galaxies to help us understand what our Milky Way may have looked like in the distant past, also providing us with an invaluable look at the evolution of our own solar system.
Apr 6, 2015 09:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have combined the observational power of a ground-based survey with a space telescope to measure the distance to a stellar-mass object that was detected through a chance microlensing event.
Dec 19, 2014 02:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which views the cosmos in infrared light, has taken a fresh look at the beautiful Flame Nebula, revealing some fascinating features that would otherwise remain invisible.
Aug 28, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists believe they have spotted a rocky planet in the making around a young, sun-like star 1,200 light years away in the constellation Vela.
Aug 13, 2014 05:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
No matter how advances a hypothetical extraterrestrial civilization becomes, they will still generate a heat signature that we may be able to detect. Continue reading →
May 22, 2014 01:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered the darkest cloud of interstellar dust and gas ever seen; it is so dense that even background infrared radiation is blocked, casting an ominous interstellar shadow. Continue reading →
Mar 7, 2014 01:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped solve an infrared mystery surrounding baby star systems that has puzzled astronomers since the 1980s. Continue reading →
Feb 21, 2014 11:26 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a star ripping through space, generating a violent bow shock ahead of its relentless rampage through the interstellar medium.
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