A massive and rare merging of two galaxies has been spotted in images taken by the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA participation.
This galaxy's ring of fire "burns, burns, burns" with young stars.
Scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., now have the capability to systematically investigate the molecular evolution of cosmic carbon. For the first time, these scientists are able to automatically interpret previously unknown infrared emissions from space that come from surprisingly complex organic molecules, called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are abundant and important across the universe. This allows scientists at Ames were able to interpret the cosmic infrared maps made by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
The supermassive black hole at the core of our Milky Way galaxy is gobbling up hot gas, according to a new study from the Herschel space observatory.
Astronomers are using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to dissect the atmospheres of an exotic class of planets called hot Jupiters.
Herschel has produced an intricate view of the remains of a star that died in a stellar explosion a millennium ago. It has provided further proof that the interstellar dust which lies throughout our Galaxy is created when massive stars reach the end of their lives.
NEOWISE and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the 2013 NEOWISE Post-Cryo Data Release on May 22, 2013.
Information about NASA's 2009 Decadal Process.
The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) released an update on 25 April 2013. Content highlights include the addition of 310,514 new objects and 1.7 million cross-identifications across the electromagnetic spectrum based on data integrated from 3,167 new publications. Over 27,000 new images contributed by authors of journal articles have been included, and eight new review articles with contextual links to database queries are available in the Level 5 knowledgebase.
ESA, NASA, the Planck Collaboration, and IRSA announce the first release of all sky temperature maps, foreground component maps and cosmology results from the Planck mission. The NASA Planck Archive is hosted at IRSA within IPAC.
A number of IPAC projects, teams and individuals were honored today with NASA Achievement Awards. These recognitions reflect the dedication and creativity of these individuals and teams as well as the support and contributions by many others at IPAC that make each success possible.
This conference aims to explore the formation and evolution of galaxies using mostly gas tracers. Infrared and submillimeter observations gauge not only the quantity and distribution of gas in galaxies, but also the thermal and dynamical state of its various phases. Star formation and feedback involve physics that can be constrained with long wavelength observations: photoelectric heating, UV excitation, turbulence, cosmic rays, shock waves, atomic and molecular line emission, and thermal emission from dust. The conference will begin with what we know about the physical conditions of gas in the nearby universe out to z = 1, and then push outwards to earlier epochs when galaxies were forming most of their stars.