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Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared Feature14-20_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Oct 22, 2014

It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV show, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly released image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1291.

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe Sextansa_tn Herschel Space Observatory Wed, Oct 15, 2014

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe Glx2014-01f_img01_tn GALEX Wed, Oct 15, 2014

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies.

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe Sextansa_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Oct 15, 2014

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet Ssc2014-07_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system.

Spitzer's SPLASH Project Dives Deep for Galaxies Feature14-17_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Astronomers "fishing" for galaxies turn up surprisingly massive catch. In one of the longest surveys the telescope will have ever performed, astronomers have begun a three-month expedition trawling for faint galaxies billions of light-years away.

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KOA Releases ESI Data Science Release Thu, Jul 31, 2014

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) has released to the public, data from the Echellette Spectrograph and Imager (ESI) instrument. 780 nights of data have been released, consisting of 21,988 science files and 27,935 calibration files. KOA has also released to PIs, 973 nights of data from the the now decommissioned Near Infrared Camera (NIRC), comprising 263,238 files with a data volume of 276 GB. These data will start to become public in July 2015.

KOA Releases LRIS Data Koa Science Release Fri, Oct 11, 2013

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) has released raw images and spectra from the Low Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (LRIS). As of Oct 1 3,480 nights of LRIS data have been archived, and 3,294 nights are public. These data go back as far as 1994.