Observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that some of the first galaxies in the universe are much brighter than newer galaxies. Researchers believe that this might provide clues about the Epoch of Reionization during the early universe.
Space May 14, 2019
NASA published 'Space Butterfly,' a photo of a nebula from images captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope during its primary mission. According to NASA, hundreds of new stars are born in the nebula.
Space March 29, 2019
Say hello to TRAPPIST-1, a star that's a lot younger than our sun, and the seven planets revolving around it. Here's how scientists discovered them using the Spitzer telescope, and check out what life could be like on these exoplanets.
Space February 24, 2017
Supermassive black holes form much faster than theories suggest they should. Now, astronomers using the world's most powerful space telescopes believe they know why.
Space May 25, 2016
Scientists found five possible twins of Superstar Eta Carinae, the biggest and brightest stellar system in our galaxy within 10,000 light-years. A recent analysis of NASA's archival data from the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes revealed Eta Carinae isn't so unique after all.
Space January 7, 2016
Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes help solve mystery of 'missing' water on giant 'hot Jupiter' planets. The water's there, astronomers say, just hidden in the cloudy, hazy atmospheres of the distant exoplanets.
Space December 15, 2015
NASA space telescopes have spotted a dark, swirling storm on a relatively cool, distant star. The storm is similar to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter in our solar system, researchers say.
Space December 11, 2015
A discovery could yield a new understanding of the formation of the universe's earliest galaxies, astronomers say. The galaxy is seen as it existed 13.8 billion years ago.
Space December 6, 2015
HD 219134b is only 21 light years away which makes it to date the nearest rocky exoplanet to Earth. It orbits around a star that is colder than our sun.
Space August 2, 2015
Using the Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA scientists have discovered a rocky exoplanet that is believed to be the closest one to the Earth. The new planet, dubbed HD 219134b, is approximately 1.6 times larger than the Earth and located around 21 light-years away.
Space July 31, 2015
Scientists see a galaxy so distant it provides a window stretching 13 billion years into the universe's past. The newly discovered galaxy is one of the brightest to have formed in the early universe, they say.
Space May 5, 2015
A space telescope used to discover the most distant exoplanet found so far could improve our mapping of planets in the Milky Way, astronomers say. The new planet is almost 13,000 light years from us, they report.
Space April 16, 2015
By using a technique known as microlensing, scientists working with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and OGLE's Warsaw Telescope in Chile have found a gas planet about 13,000 light years away.
Space April 15, 2015
Alien worlds may be forming around a star called NGC 2547-ID8 and astronomers may have just seen evidence of the collision between two massive asteroids.
Space August 29, 2014
NASA's powerful Spitzer infrared telescope is watching the planet formation process happen in action after a series of asteroid collisions around a distant star.
Internet Culture August 29, 2014
Independent review of NASA missions and their funding brings some tough alternatives for the space agency. Some may have to be abandoned to save others.
Space May 25, 2014
The coldest star ever found is also one of the closest. Here is the story of a cold star with a long name, WISE J085510.83-071442.5.
Space April 28, 2014
GLIMPSE360 is like Google Maps for the Milky Way galaxy. Here's how the interactive composite photo was created and how to use it.
Space March 22, 2014
The most distant galaxy ever seen has been photographed, seen as it was over 13 billion years ago. But how did astronomers use other galaxies to increase the powers of the world's most powerful space telescopes?
Space February 10, 2014
Astronomers have finally solved the mystery surrounding the evolution of compact elliptical galaxies.
Space January 30, 2014
Based on new data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists believe that violent storms roil over the surface of brown dwarfs.
Space January 10, 2014
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