Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf named 2MASSJ22282889-431026, creating the most detailed “weather map” yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs. Artist’s conception: NASA/JPL-Caltech
A star’s spectacular death in the constellation Taurus by Spitzer Space Telescope, was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D. Now, almost a thousand years later, a super dense object – called a neutron star - left behind by the explosion is seen spewing out a blizzard of high-energy particles into the expanding debris field known as the Crab Nebula. Image: X-Ray: NASA/CXC/J.Hester (ASU); Optical: NASA/ESA/J.Hester & A.Loll (ASU); Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R.Gehrz (Univ. Minn)
A Super-Earth likely a diamond planethas ben discovered by researchers at the Yale University. It’s about a rocky planet twice Earth’s size orbiting a nearby star. llustration of 55 Cancri e, a super-Earth that’s thought to have a thick layer of diamond (Yale News/Haven Giguere)
A storm of comets around a star near our own, called Eta Corvi, is sawn in this artist’s conception. Evidence for this barrage comes from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, whose infrared detectors picked up indications that comets were recently torn to shreds after colliding with a rocky body. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This composite image of Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies located about 430 million light years from Earth, shows X-rays from the NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink) and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope (red, green, blue) produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md.