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 →
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped solve an infrared mystery surrounding baby star systems that has puzzled astronomers since the 1980s. Continue reading →
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.
Could the stormy atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs be hothouses for the formation of prebiotic molecules?
Through the combined power of two NASA space telescopes, the clouds hanging high in an alien atmosphere have been mapped for the first time. Continue reading →
A recent discovery reads like a Monty Python comedy sketch: bringing out a dead comet that was actually not dead.
After a decade exploring the Cosmos, take a tour of some of NASA Spitzer space telescope's most beautiful nebulae.
Astronomers may not be able to sample an exoplanet directly, but they have analyzed a hot-Jupiter's atmosphere in the 'perfect lab exoperiment.' Continue reading →
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