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NASA identifies third valid candidate for asteroid capture

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:55

NASA said Thursday it has identified an "odd, tiny asteroid" as a third valid candidate for its ambitious asteroid-capture mission.

End of road for NASA`s Spitzer space telescope

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 16:30

Faced with a budget crunch, NASA is likely to shutter its Spitzer space telescope, an infrared space observatory, the fourth and final of NASA`s Great Observatories.

NASA telescope captures 360-degree glimpse of the Milky Way galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:48

Scientists at NASA have come up with an interactive map of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

See image of Orion Nebula – a stellar nursery 1,500 light years

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 00:04

NASA has released a stunning picture of the Orion Nebula which was constructed using infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Storms as big as Jupiter`s `great red spot` discovered on brown dwarfs

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 10:24

New observations from NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope have suggested that most brown dwarfs also feature one or more Jupiter`s "Great Red Spot" like planet-size storms.

3D model to help put 300-year old Cassiopeia A supernova remnant on display

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 10:52

Scientists have combined data from Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope, and ground-based facilities to build a 3D model of the 300-year old Cassiopeia A supernova that blew a massive star apart, and sent the debris flying at a velocity of millions of miles per hour.

Scientists map patchy clouds on alien planet Kepler-7b

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 10:15

Astronomers using data from NASA`s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes were able to create the first cloud map of a planet that is beyond our solar system, a Jupiter-like world known as Kepler-7b.

10 years of NASA’s Spitzer Telescope in space

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 21:33

Since its launching from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on August 25, 2003, the Spitzer has been wowing us with its infrared eyes by sending wonderful images it has captured of the universe.

Monster galaxies` appetite slows down with age

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 13:02

New research from NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has found that, contrary to previous theories, gargantuan galaxies appear to slow their growth over time.

Massive CO2 emissions observed on comet ISON

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:51

NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope has observed what most likely are strong carbon dioxide emissions from Comet ISON ahead of its anticipated pass through the inner solar system later this year.

NASA`s Spitzer finds Milky Way`s blooming countryside

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 11:13

Using NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have found blooming stars in our Milky Way galaxy`s more barren territories, far from its crowded core.

Exoplanet smaller than Earth discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 11:34

Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have detected what they believe is a planet two-thirds the size of Earth.