11.08.07 - A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a baby star 1,140 light-years away from Earth blowing two massive "bubbles."
10.22.07 - On Earth, thieves steal everything from diamonds to art to bags full of money. In space, gas - fuel for making stars - is a commodity worth the price of theft.
10.03.07 - New "far out" views of the distant universe from Spitzer, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer and other telescopes were released to Google Sky. Peter Eisenhardt and Leonidas Moustakas of JPL helped capture some of the images.› Read more →
09.25.07 - National Women's Hall of Fame has selected a Spitzer Space Telescope astronomer to join its ranks. Judith Pipher of the University of Rochester, N.Y., helped develop Spitzer's infrared array camera, which continues to unveil the cosmos.› Read more →
08.24.07 - A newly expanded image of the Helix nebula lends a festive touch to the fourth anniversary of the launch of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
07.24.07 - How many stars does it take to "raise" a planet?
06.13.07 - Astronomers suspect the early Earth was a very harsh place.
05.29.07 - In record time, Spitzer has bagged more than a thousand previously unknown dwarf galaxies in a giant cluster of galaxies.
05.17.07 - A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of Orion, the famous hunter constellation visible from northern hemispheres during winter nights.
05.01.07 - Rainbow-colored jets in the cosmic cloud BHR 71 point to a celestial smash occurring 600 light-years away from Earth.
04.12.07 - The Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades, seem to float on a bed of feathers in a new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Clouds of dust sweep around the stars, swaddling them in a cushiony veil.
04.11.07 - Research by scientists, including David Crisp of JPL, indicates foliage on other Earth-sized worlds could be mainly yellow, orange or red.
04.10.07 - A quartet of space observatories, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, may have cracked a mystery surrounding ghostly galactic arms.
10.27.06 - Something scary appears to be slithering across the plane of our Milky Way galaxy in this new Halloween image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
10.10.06 - Could all of the asteroids, comets, and planets in our Milky Way galaxy be made of a similar mix of dusty components?
10.03.06 - The many "personalities" of our great galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, are exposed in this new composite image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
09.08.06 - This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the complex life cycle of young stars
07.21.06 - A new false-colored image from NASA's Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows a giant jet of particles that has been shot out from a quasar.
06.15.06 - Start with lots and lots of dark matter, then stir in gas. Let the mixture sit for a while, and a galaxy should rise up out of the batter.
03.21.06 - Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have conducted a cosmic safari to seek out a rare galactic species. Ultimately, the expedition resulted in quite a catch - the most distant galaxy cluster ever seen, located 9 billion light-years away.