Latest Spitzer Space Telescope Stories
When you ask an astronomer about the James Webb Space Telescope's orbit, they'll tell you something that sounds like it came from a science-fiction novel.
Astronomers have glimpsed what could be the youngest known star at the very moment it is being born.
Astronomers studying the Milky Way have discovered a large number of previously-unknown regions where massive stars are being formed.
Our sun may be an only child, but most of the stars in the galaxy are actually twins.
Astronomers are a bit like archeologists as they dig back through space and time searching for remnants of the early universe.
Astronomers this summer will take a close look at a rare cosmic cradle for the universeâ€™s largest stars, baby bruisers that grow up to have 50 times the sunâ€™s mass.
Using a CSIRO radio telescope, an international team of researchers has caught an enormous cloud of cosmic gas and dust in the process of collapsing in on itself â€“ a discovery which could help solve one of astronomyâ€™s enduring conundrums: â€˜How do massive stars form?â€™
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet -- it lacks methane, an ingredient common to many of the planets in our solar system.
Astronomers have snapped a picture of three planets orbiting a star beyond our own using a modest-sized telescope on the ground.
A leggy cosmic creature comes out of hiding in this new infrared view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.
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