This artist’s conception illustrates the brown dwarf named 2MASSJ22282889-431026. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
PASADENA, Calif. — Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed “weather map” yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs. The forecast shows wind-driven, planet-sized clouds enshrouding these strange [...]
This is an artist’s rendering of the debris belt around the star Vega. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Scientists working with data from both NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory have confirmed the detection of an asteroid-belt-like debris belt around the nearby star Vega.
Two space telescopes given to NASA by the National Reconnaissance Office, both of which have characteristics similar to the Hubble Space Telescope (seen here), are being opened up for proposals for innovative uses. Photo Credit: NASA
NASA is looking into a variety of potential uses for two of the space agency’s space-based telescopes. The [...]
The study used data from the Spitzer Space Telescope about dusty disks around young stars, such as the one shown in this artist’s impression. Image Credit: NASA
Asteroid belts similar to the one around the Sun, but not ones that are much sparser or denser, might be crucial to the appearance of life on [...]