05.14.2013 - Scientists now have the capability to systematically investigate the molecular evolution of cosmic carbon.
05.06.13 - Astronomers are using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to dissect the atmospheres of an exotic class of planets called hot Jupiters.
04.03.13 - Chandra looks under the "wing" of the dwarf galaxy Small Magellanic Cloud to study the life cycle of stars and the gas lying in between them.
02.07.13 - Two of NASA's great observatories have teamed up to uncover a mysterious infant star that behaves like a strobe light.
01.08.13 - Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies.
01.08.13 - Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed "weather map" yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs.
12.19.12 - Citizen scientists are invited to help astronomers by tagging clouds and holes in cosmic images from the Spitzer and Herschel space telescopes.
12.18.12 - A runaway star can be seen charging through the dust in an infrared portrait from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
11.15.12 - With Hubble and Spitzer and one of nature's own natural "zoom lenses" in space, astronomers have found the most distant galaxy seen in the universe.
11.01.12 - Solar systems with life-bearing planets may be rare if they are dependent on the presence of asteroid belts of just the right mass.
10.24.12 - A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests a cause for the mysterious glow of infrared light seen across the entire sky.
10.03.12 - What was once a fairly average star, not much different than our sun, can be seen unraveling at the seams in this new image from the Spitzer and GALEX space telescopes.
10.03.12 - Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have announced the most precise measurement yet of the Hubble constant, or the rate at which our universe is stretching apart.
09.19.12 - With the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astronomers have spotted what could be the most distant galaxy ever seen.
08.30.12 - Chandra spies a bright superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way about 160,000 light years from Earth.
07.18.12 - Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is a planet two-thirds the size of Earth.
06.26.12 - Seeing is believing, except when you don't believe what you see.
06.19.12 - Black holes in the early universe needed a few snacks rather than one giant meal to fuel their quasars and help them grow, according to observations from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.
06.07.12 - While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both.
05.24.12 - A scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has accurately determined the mass of a nearby asteroid from millions of miles away.