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May 25, 2014
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Mit FIFI-LS auf den Spuren der Sternengeburt im Orionnebel

Neues Infrarot-Spektrometer aus Deutschland auf fliegender Sternwarte SOFIA im Einsatz Bei seinem ersten wissenschaftlichen Einsatz hat das neue Ferninfrarot-Spektrometer FIFI-LS (Field-Imaging Far-Infrared Line Spectrometer) die Geburt neuer Sterne im Orionnebel sowie in neun weiteren Himmelsregionen erforscht. Dabei hat das Instrument … Continue reading

February 27, 2014
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Spitzer Stares into the Heart of New Supernova in M82

The closest supernova of its kind to be observed in the last few decades has sparked a global observing campaign involving legions of instruments on the ground and in space, including NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. With its dust-piercing infrared vision, … Continue reading

January 8, 2014
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Stormy Stars? NASA’s Spitzer Probes Weather on Brown Dwarfs

Swirling, stormy clouds may be ever-present on cool celestial orbs called brown dwarfs. New observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that most brown dwarfs are roiling with one or more planet-size storms akin to Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot.” “As … Continue reading

November 11, 2013
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Spitzer and ALMA Reveal a Star’s Bubbly Birth

It’s a bouncing baby . . . star! Combined observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed the throes of stellar birth as never before in the well-studied object … Continue reading

October 6, 2012
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The Helix Nebula: Bigger in Death than Life

A dying star is refusing to go quietly into the night, as seen in this combined infrared and ultraviolet view from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), which NASA has lent to the California Institute of … Continue reading

September 25, 2012
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Infant Galaxy Offers Peek at Early Universe

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan State University astronomer is part of an international team of scientists that has discovered a galaxy so far, far away that its light was emitted not all that long after the Big Bang occurred. … Continue reading

July 1, 2011
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Making a Spectacle of Star Formation in Orion

Looking like a pair of eyeglasses only a rock star would wear, this nebula brings into focus a murky region of star formation. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope exposes the depths of this dusty nebula with its infrared vision, showing stellar … Continue reading

June 19, 2011
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A Green Ring Fit for a Superhero

This glowing emerald nebula seen by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is reminiscent of the glowing ring wielded by the superhero Green Lantern. In the comic books, the diminutive Guardians of the Planet “Oa” forged his power ring, but astronomers believe … Continue reading