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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is a space-based infrared observatory, part of NASA's Great Observatories program (which also includes Hubble, Chandra, and Compton). These podcasts offer information about the science discoveries, astronomy, and more.

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is a space-based infrared observatory, part of NASA's Great Observatories program (which also includes Hubble, Chandra, and Compton). These podcasts offer information about the science discoveries, astronomy, and more.

    Swirling Clumps of Planetary Material

    Swirling Clumps of Planetary Material

    Something appears to be pushing around a large clump of material that is in orbit of this star, and it's moving fast enough to make a difference in observations along a five month period.

    Trigger Happy Star Formation

    Trigger Happy Star Formation

    From recent discoveries made by two of NASA's Great Observatories comes new insight into how stars are created. Large nebula's scattered all around our galaxy, act as incubators for newborn stars to ignite and grow.

    Baby Stars Found Jumbled In Galactic Center

    Baby Stars Found Jumbled In Galactic Center

    At the center of our Milky Way galaxy is an area previously unseen by astronomers. Shrouded by clouds of swirling dusts and gases, before now our astronomers could only guess at what might lie behind this thick veil.

    Cool Stars Have Different Mix of Life-Forming Chemicals

    Cool Stars Have Different Mix of Life-Forming Chemicals

    It's life, Jim, but not as we know it! Well, at least the building blocks of life. A new study from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope hints that planets around stars cooler than our sun might possess a different mix of potentially life-forming chemicals.

    Exoplanet with Wild Temperature Swings

    Exoplanet with Wild Temperature Swings

    Talk about hot flashes! A planet that heats up to extreme temperatures in a matter of hours before quickly cooling back down.

    Dim Dwarfs

    Dim Dwarfs

    The new record-holder for dimmest known star-like object in the universe goes to twin brown dwarfs, each of which shines feebly with only one millionth the light of our sun.

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