News tagged with spitzer space telescope

Organic conundrum in Large Magellanic Cloud

( —A group of organic chemicals that are considered carcinogens and pollutants today on Earth, but are also thought to be the building blocks for the origins of life, may hold clues to how carbon-rich chemicals ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Astronomy
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New suspect identified in supernova explosion

( —Supernovas are often thought of as the tremendous explosions that mark the ends of massive stars' lives. While this is true, not all supernovas occur in this fashion. A common supernova class, called Type Ia, ...

dateJun 04, 2014 in Astronomy
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The 'Serpent' star-forming cloud hatches new stars

( —Stars that are just beginning to coalesce out of cool swaths of dust and gas are showcased in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). Infrared light has been ...

dateMay 30, 2014 in Astronomy
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Retrieving an asteroid

( —Asteroids (or comets) whose orbits bring them close to the earth's orbit are called near Earth objects. Some of them are old, dating from the origins of the solar system about four and one-half billion years ...

dateDec 27, 2013 in Space Exploration
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