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Follow the Dust to Find Planets Feature14-21_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Researchers studying what appears to be a beefed-up version of our solar system have discovered that it is encased in a halo of fine dust. The findings are based on infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, in which NASA is a partner.

NASA Rocket Experiment: Universe is Brighter Than We Thought Partner089_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Nov 06, 2014

A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infrared light in the dark space between galaxies, a diffuse cosmic glow as bright as all known galaxies combined. The glow is thought to be from orphaned stars flung out of galaxies.

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.

Welcome to ENSCI Morrisroe_ipac Euclid Tue, Oct 21, 2014

NASA has established the Euclid NASA Science Center at IPAC (ENSCI) in order to support US-based investigations using Euclid data. ENSCI will participate in the Euclid Consortium’s Science Ground Segment, providing algorithm and software development, participating in data quality assurance, and performing data processing. In addition, ENSCI will support the US research community by providing expert insight into the Euclid surveys, data processes, calibration, and products.

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.

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.

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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.