Latest Infrared telescopes Stories
Recently, the infrared Herschel Space Observatory, has taken a series of beautiful high-resolution infrared images of Andromeda. It is the first time we can see M31, at these wavelengths, at such a high resolution.
An experiment carried into space on a NASA sounding rocket has detected a diffuse cosmic glow that appears to represent more infrared light than is produced by the known galaxies in the universe.
What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a proposed spacecraft concept to capture either a small asteroid, or a boulder from an asteroid.
NASA's WISE and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known -- a dim, star-like body that, surprisingly, is as frosty as Earth's North Pole.
Almost a decade ago, scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found that planet-forming disks around young stars are heated by starlight and glow with infrared light. However, these scientists found that additional infrared light was originating from an unknown source.
NASA unveiled its ‘Disk Detective’ initiative on Thursday, inviting members of the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data generated by the agency’s Wide-field infrared Survey Explorer mission.
For WISE's fourth birthday, NASA has released an image of a dying star called the Helix nebula, surrounded by a halo of relatively close asteroids tracks.