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Dramatic new portrait helps define Milky Way’s shape, contents

Using more than 2 million images collected by NASA's orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of Wisconsin scientists has stitched together a dramatic 360...

Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes ‘spy’ one of the youngest galaxies...

An international team led by astronomers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and La Laguna University (ULL) has just completed the first...

Newly discovered celestial object defies categories

An object discovered by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto (U of T) nearly 500 light years away from the Sun may challenge traditional...

Stormy Stars? NASA’s Spitzer Probes Weather on Brown Dwarfs

Swirling, stormy clouds may be ever-present on cool celestial orbs called brown dwarfs. New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that most brown...

It was four all along: More arms in Milky Way than...

A 12-year study of large stars has reaffirmed that our Galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of discussion sparked by pictures taken by NASA's Spitzer area Telescope that solely showed 2 arms.

Spitzer and ALMA Reveal a Star’s Bubbly Birth

It's a bouncing baby . . . star! Combined observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)...

How Engineers Revamped Spitzer to Probe Exoplanets

Now approaching its 10th anniversary, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has evolved into a premier observatory for an endeavor not envisioned in its original design:...

Carbon-rich planet: A girl’s best friend?

A peculiar gas-giant planet orbiting a sun-like star 1200 light-years away is the first carbon-rich world ever observed. The implications are big for planetary chemistry, because without much oxygen, common rocks throughout the planet would be...

Giant star goes supernova — and is smothered by its own...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang. Ohio State University researchers suspect that this odd event -- the first one of its kind ever viewed ...

Space telescope’s new survey of outer galaxy helps Iowa State astronomers...

AMES, Iowa -- The Spitzer Space Telescope is now taking aim at the outer reaches of the Milky Way and helping two Iowa State University astronomers advance their star studies. Massimo Marengo, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy,...

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