06.02.08 - More than 800,000 snapshots from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have been stitched together to create a new "coming of age" portrait of stars in our inner Milky Way galaxy.
06.02.08 - For decades, astronomers have been blind to what our galaxy, the Milky Way, really looks like.
05.29.08 - Astronomers have unearthed secrets from the grave of a star that blasted apart in a supernova explosion long ago.
05.28.08 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found a bizarre ring of material around the magnetic remains of a star that blasted to smithereens.
04.10.08 - Millions of clustered stars glisten like an iridescent opal in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
03.13.08 - Researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered large amounts of simple organic gases and water vapor in a possible planet-forming region around an infant star, along with evidence that these molecules were created there.
02.17.08 - Astronomers have discovered that terrestrial planets might form around many, if not most, of the nearby sun-like stars in our galaxy.
02.12.08 - NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, with a boost from a natural "zoom lens," have uncovered what may be one of the youngest and brightest galaxies ever seen in the middle of the cosmic "dark ages."
01.15.08 - NASA unveiled a new book that brings majestic images taken by its Great Observatories to the fingertips of the blind.
01.10.08 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected plump black holes where least expected -- skinny galaxies.
12.20.07 - Astronomers have at last found definitive evidence that the universe's first dust was forged in the explosions of massive stars.
11.29.07 - A developing star wrapped in a black cocoon of dust is seen sprouting giant jets in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
11.20.07 - The next time you take a moonlit stroll, or admire a full, bright-white moon looming in the night sky, you might count yourself lucky.
10.25.07 - Astronomers have unmasked hundreds of black holes hiding deep inside dusty galaxies billions of light-years away.
09.06.07 - NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have joined forces to discover nine of the smallest, faintest, most compact galaxies ever observed in the distant universe.
08.29.07 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected enough water vapor to fill the oceans on Earth five times inside the collapsing nest of a forming star system.
08.06.07 - Four galaxies are slamming into each other and kicking up billions of stars in one of the largest cosmic smash-ups ever observed.
07.11.07 - A scorching-hot gas planet beyond our solar system is steaming up with water vapor, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
05.30.07 - Astronomers now have a new "eye" for determining the distance to certain mysterious bodies in and around our Milky Way galaxy.
05.09.07 - Researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have learned what the weather is like on two distant, exotic worlds.