Following dust may hold key to finding new planets

Infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory has found a dusty star system, which might help in finding new planets.

Slow-growing galaxies to reveal how universe was formed
Slow-growing galaxies to reveal how universe was formed

Do you wonder why some galaxies flourish with star formation and others barely bloom? The answer lies in slow-growing galaxies.

NASA identifies third valid candidate for asteroid capture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

NASA`s Spitzer finds Milky Way`s blooming countryside

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

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

Rare gravitational arc spotted behind distant, gigantic galaxy cluster

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found a puzzling arc of light behind an extremely massive cluster of galaxies residing 10 billion light-years away.

NASA `solves` 2,000-year supernova mystery

New infrared observations from NASA telescopes have revealed how the first supernova ever recorded occurred and how its shattered remains ultimately spread out to great distances.

NASA’s Spitzer sees the cosmos through ‘warm’ infrared eyes

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is starting a second career and taking its first shots of the cosmos since warming up.