News tagged with infrared glow

Supernova seen in two lights

( —The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray light, as seen in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, ...

dateAug 22, 2014 in Astronomy
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Spitzer sees light of lonesome stars

(—A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests a cause for the mysterious glow of infrared light seen across the entire sky. It comes from isolated stars beyond the edges of galaxies. These ...

dateNov 02, 2012 in Astronomy
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Herschel reveals galaxy-packed filament

( -- A McGill-led research team using the Herschel Space Observatory has discovered a giant, galaxy-packed filament ablaze with billions of new stars. The filament connects two clusters of galaxies that, along with ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Astronomy
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A cosmic inkblot test

( -- If this were an inkblot test, you might see a bow tie or a butterfly depending on your personality. An astronomer would likely see the remains of a dying star scattered about space -- precisely what this ...

dateAug 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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Solar systems around dead Suns?

( -- Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers have found that at least 1 in 100 white dwarf stars show evidence of orbiting asteroids and rocky planets, suggesting these objects ...

dateApr 20, 2009 in Astronomy
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