Spitzer • May 17th, 2023
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-size exoplanet, or world beyond our solar system, that may be carpeted with volcanoes. Called LP 791-18 d, the planet could undergo volcanic...
Spitzer • December 15th, 2022
A team led by researchers at the University of Montreal has found evidence that two exoplanets orbiting a red dwarf star are "water worlds," where water makes up a large...
Spitzer • November 29th, 2022
The youngest stars often shine in bright bursts as they consume material from surrounding disks.
Spitzer • November 22nd, 2022
In a tale of cosmic proportions, the region is being transformed by the massive stars that live and die within it.
Spitzer • October 11th, 2022
GJ 1252 b, a rocky, terrestrial "super-Earth" discovered in 2020, has been given a closer look and astronomers have found that the exoplanet could have a very minimal atmosphere...
Spitzer • July 7th, 2022
A new study using archival observations by the now-retired Spitzer Space Telescope found a common trait among distant worlds where the exotic clouds form.
Spitzer • April 11th, 2022
New research led by space scientists at the University of Leicester has revealed how temperatures in Neptune’s atmosphere have unexpectedly fluctuated over the past two decades.
Spitzer • March 18th, 2022
Major smashups between rocky bodies shaped our solar system. Observations of a similar crash give clues about how frequent these events are around other stars.
Spitzer • February 22nd, 2022
Five years ago, astronomers revealed a spectacular collection of other worlds: the TRAPPIST-1 system.