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.
01.12.05 - A new striking image from the infrared telescope shows a vibrant cloud called the Trifid Nebula dotted with glowing stellar "incubators."› Galactic Blobs | › Pluto-Sized Collision
01.11.05 - Astronomers have numerous technical terms and numbering systems for describing the universe, but one type of mysterious object has yet to be classified. They are called blobs.› Pluto-Sized Collision
01.10.05 - Astronomers say a dusty disc swirling around the nearby star Vega is bigger than earlier thought.
12.09.04 - Two of NASA's Great Observatories have provided astronomers an unprecedented look at dusty planetary debris around stars the size of our Sun.
11.09.04 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is helping astronomers better understand how stars form out of thick clouds of gas and dust, and how the molecules in those clouds ultimately become planets.
10.18.04 - Planets are built over a long period of massive collisions between rocky bodies as big as mountain ranges.
10.12.04 - New infrared images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the University of Wyoming Infrared Observatory reveal a never- before-seen globular cluster within the dusty confines of the Milky Way.
09.07.04 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has set its infrared sight on a major galactic collision and witnessed not death, but a teeming nest of life.
06.28.04 - What would our Milky Way galaxy look like if we could travel outside it and snap a picture? Check out Spitzer's image of a virtual twin of our galaxy.
05.27.04 - The story of how you and the ground beneath your feet evolved out of space dust is beginning to unfold with a new batch of findings from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
04.13.04 - Despite their size, massive stars are not always easy to spot.› View Image Feature
05.11.04 - The Archive provides access to the infrared telescope's data.
02.12.04 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope sends a Valentine from the universe: a stellar nursery resembling shimmering pink rosebuds.