NASA’s TESS, Spitzer Missions Discover a World Orbiting a Unique Young Star

From NASA En español For more than a decade, astronomers have searched for planets orbiting AU Microscopii, a nearby star still surrounded by a disk of debris left over from…

Galactic Pyrotechnics From 23 Million Light Years Away

From NASA Dec. 31, 2019 Galactic Pyrotechnics From 23 Million Light Years Away A galaxy about 23 million light years away is the site of impressive, ongoing fireworks. Rather than…

Stellar Snowflake Cluster

From NASA Dec. 23, 2019 Newborn stars, hidden behind thick dust, are revealed in this image of a section of the so-called Christmas Tree Cluster from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.…

Revealing the Milky Way’s Center

Spitzer Space Telescope, Milky Way Galaxy, center

An Infrared View of the M81 Galaxy

Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major, which also includes the Big Dipper, nearby galaxy Messier 81 is easily visible through binoculars or a small telescope. M81 is located…

Quick, somebody slap a carbon tax on this new planet

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope Reveals First Carbon-Rich Planet PASADENA, Calif. — Astronomers have discovered that a huge, searing-hot planet orbiting another star is loaded with an unusual amount of carbon.…