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Latest Gould Belt Survey Stories

2012-03-14 21:18:03

Using radio and infrared telescopes, astronomers have obtained a first tantalizing look at a crucial early stage in star formation.

New Spitzer Image Shows Space Nursery
2012-01-11 04:18:52

The stars we see today weren't always as serene as they appear, floating alone in the dark of night. Most stars, likely including our sun, grew up in cosmic turmoil - as illustrated in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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2011-04-13 11:50:00

ESA’s Herschel space observatory has revealed that nearby interstellar clouds contain networks of tangled gaseous filaments.

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2011-02-10 14:15:00

Stars at all stages of development, from dusty little tots to young adults, are on display in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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2010-03-29 13:00:00

A new image from NASA's Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows the dusty remains of a collapsed star. The dust is flying past and engulfing a nearby family of stars.

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2008-02-11 15:50:00

Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Called "Rho Oph" by astronomers, it's one of the closest star-forming regions to our own solar system.

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2007-01-09 15:20:00

The three iconic space pillars photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 1995 might have met their demise, according to new evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.