Spitzer • October 30th, 2019
Look closer to see why scientists studying this distant cloud of dust and gas think it resembles a cosmic jack-o'-lantern.
Spitzer • September 30th, 2019
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from young, massive stars. Each...
Spitzer • August 27th, 2019
NASA launched its Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit around the Sun on Aug. 25, 2003. Since then, the observatory has been lifting the veil on the wonders of the cosmos, from...
Spitzer • August 19th, 2019
A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a rocky planet orbiting a star beyond the Sun.
Spitzer • August 7th, 2019
It might look like a lightsaber floating in space, but the red beam in the middle of this image is actually a galaxy seen edge-on.
Spitzer • July 2nd, 2019
Two NASA space telescopes have teamed up to identify, for the first time, the detailed chemical "fingerprint" of a planet between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. No planets like...
Spitzer • June 26th, 2019
Unlike Andy Warhol's famous silkscreen grids of repeating images rendered in different colors, the varying hues of this galaxy represent how its appearance changes in different...
Spitzer • June 13th, 2019
After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on Jan. 30, 2020. By then, the spacecraft will...
Spitzer • May 31st, 2019
The evolution of stellar families - born from the same clumps of gas and dust - is just some of what's on display in this sweeping image.