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G352.7-0.1: Supernova Cleans Up its Surroundings Partner087_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Supernovas are the spectacular ends to the lives of many massive stars. These explosions can produce enormous amounts of energy and be as bright as an entire galaxy.

New Tool Finds Buried Treasure in Spitzer Archives Feature14-07_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Our Solar System is swarming with asteroids and comets. Although astronomers have identified many thousands of these space rocks, new candidates turn up all the time; some small fraction of which might even pose a threat of colliding with Earth.

Spitzer Sees the Galactic Dawn with 'Frontier Fields' Feature14-06_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Mar 27, 2014

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, in tandem with other major NASA observatories, has recently embarked on a major new mission to glimpse the universe's very first galaxies.

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Brings 360-Degree View of Galaxy to Our Fingertips Ssc2014-02_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Touring the Milky Way now is as easy as clicking a button with NASA's new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic presented Thursday at the TED 2014 Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

Herschel Completes Largest Survey of Cosmic Dust in Local Universe Nhsc2014-004_tn Herschel Space Observatory Tue, Mar 18, 2014

The largest census of dust in local galaxies has been completed using data from the Herschel space observatory, providing a huge legacy to the scientific community.

NASA's WISE Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'Planet X' Pia17992-640 WISE Fri, Mar 07, 2014

After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed "Planet X."

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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 As of Oct 1 3,480 nights of LRIS data have been archived, and 3,294 nights are public.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.