05.08.12 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time.
04.24.12 - 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.
04.05.12 - NASA is extending three missions affiliated with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. -- Kepler, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the U.S. portion of the European Space Agency's Planck mission -- as a result of the 2012 Senior Review of Astrophysics Missions.
04.03.12 - Supernova explosions and the jets of a monstrous black hole are scattering a galaxy's star-making gas like a cosmic leaf blower.
03.07.12 - Volunteers are helping astronomers find star-blown bubbles throughout our Milky Way galaxy.
02.22.12 - Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space.
01.10.12 - The stars we see today weren't always as serene as they appear, floating alone in the dark of night.
12.21.11 - A remote, blob-shaped galaxy has been found bursting with stars by NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.
11.10.11 - The Tarantula Nebula is expanding, and researchers have recently published two studies that attempt to determine what drives this growth.
10.24.11 - A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in the sky, has been solved.
10.19.11 - Astronomers find a star with a companion as cool as Earth.
10.19.11 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system.
08.15.11 - Flat flakes of carbon have been tentatively spotted in space.
08.10.11 - What do you see when you look at this strange mix of shapes from space?
07.20.11 - Stars appear to be caught in a galactic web in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
06.30.11 - Galaxies once thought of as voracious tigers are more like grazing cows, according to a new study using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
06.15.11 - Has the comic book superhero Green Lantern lost his ring? In fact, this giant ring of glowing dust, imaged by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, belongs to the cosmos.
05.26.11 - Tiny crystals of a green mineral called olivine are falling down like rain on a burgeoning star, according to observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
05.25.11 - Astronomers are picking through the wreckage of galactic collisions to better understand the destruction, and the creation of new stars.
04.12.11 - Astronomers have uncovered one of the youngest galaxies in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.5 billion years ago, a mere 200 million years after the Big Bang.