News tagged with spitzer space telescope

The Energy Sources of Ultraluminous Galaxies

( -- Ultraluminous infrared galaxies ((ULIRGs) are galaxies whose luminosity exceeds that of a trillion suns; for comparison, the Milky Way galaxy has a typical (and much more modest) luminosity of only about ...

dateNov 27, 2009 in Astronomy
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Young Star Clusters

( -- Most stars form in clusters. Recent studies of nearby star forming regions find that about three-quarters of their young stars are located in groups with ten or more members. The formation of stars in clusters ...

dateOct 12, 2009 in Astronomy
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Spitzer sees shrouded burst of stars

( -- Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have found a stunning burst of star formation that beams out as much infrared light as an entire galaxy. The collision of two spiral galaxies has triggered ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Astronomy
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Revealing a mini-supermassive black hole

One of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy has been identified, thanks to NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other observatories. The host galaxy is of a type not expected ...

dateOct 24, 2012 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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