News tagged with spitzer space telescope

Herschel and Spitzer see nearby galaxies' stardust

( -- The cold dust that builds blazing stars is revealed in new images that combine observations from the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions; and ...

dateJan 10, 2012 in Astronomy
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Mysterious red galaxies

( -- Perhaps the most astonishing and revolutionary discovery in cosmology was Edwin Hubble's observation that galaxies are moving away from us with velocities that are proportional to their distances.

dateDec 12, 2011 in Astronomy
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Strange new 'species' of ultra-red galaxy discovered

In the distant reaches of the universe, almost 13 billion light-years from Earth, a strange species of galaxy lay hidden. Cloaked in dust and dimmed by the intervening distance, even the Hubble Space Telescope couldn't spy ...

dateDec 01, 2011 in Astronomy
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Exploring the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-14b

First discovered in 2008, WASP 14b is an interesting exoplanet. It is roughly seven times as massive as Jupiter, but only 30% larger, making it among the densest known exoplanets. Recently, it was the target of observations ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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The Tarantula glows with X-rays and infrared light

( -- This spiderweb-like tangle of gas and dust is a star-forming region called 30 Doradus. It is one of the largest such regions located close to the Milky Way galaxy, and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large ...

dateNov 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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Telescopes help solve ancient supernova mystery

( -- A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in the sky, has been solved. New infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space ...

dateOct 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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Spitzer detects comet storm in nearby solar system

( -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. The downpour resembles our own solar system several billion years ago during a period known as the "Late ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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Space Image: North American Nebula

This swirling landscape of stars is known as the North America Nebula. In visible light, the region resembles North America, but in this image infrared view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the continent disappears.

dateOct 19, 2011 in Space Exploration
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