02.08.06 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has identified two huge "hypergiant" stars circled by monstrous disks of what might be planet-forming dust.
01.11.06 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted what may be comet dust sprinkled around the white dwarf star G29-38, which died approximately 500 million years ago.
01.10.06 - A new infrared mosaic from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope offers a stunning view of the stellar hustle and bustle that takes place at our Milky Way galaxy's center.
12.20.05 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered some of life's most basic ingredients in the dust swirling around a young star.
11.09.05 - A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals billowing mountains of dust ablaze with the fires of stellar youth.
10.20.05 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted the very beginnings of what might become planets around the puniest of celestial orbs - brown dwarfs, or "failed stars."
10.13.05 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured a stunning infrared view of Messier 31, the famous spiral galaxy also known as Andromeda.
09.27.05 - NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to "weigh" the stars in several distant galaxies.
09.12.05 - According to the most popular theory of planet formation, planets are akin to redwood trees, growing in size very gradually.
09.07.05 - When Deep Impact smashed into comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005, it released the ingredients of our solar system's primordial "soup."
08.25.05 - Two years ago today, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope blasted into the same dark skies it now better understands.› View This Video
08.03.05 - Most of the biggest black holes in the universe have been eating cosmic meals behind closed doors - until now.
07.28.05 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found the ingredients for life all the way back to a time when the universe was a mere youngster.
06.09.05 - An enormous light echo etched in the sky by a fitful dead star was spotted by the infrared eyes of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.› View This Video
05.31.05 - The saga of how a few monstrous stars spawned a diverse community of additional stars is told in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
05.04.05 - NASA salutes Space Day, observed this year on May 5, with a new dramatic image of the Sombrero galaxy.
04.20.05 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted what may be the dusty spray of asteroids banging together in a belt that orbits a star like our Sun.› View This Video
03.22.05 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has for the first time captured the light from two known planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.› View This Video
03.01.05 - How do you hide something as big and bright as a galaxy? You smother it in cosmic dust.
02.07.05 - Moons circle planets, and planets circle stars. Now, astronomers have learned that planets may also circle celestial bodies almost as small as planets.