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NASA spots the aftermath of a massive collision in deep space

March 25th, 2022

Astronomers spotted the aftermath of a massive space collision. NASA says the resulting dust cloud was big enough to block the light from its nearby star when it passed in front of it. A group of astronomers led by Kate Su from the University of Arizona published a study on the collision in The Astrophysical …

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NASA kills one of its most trusted satellites

January 31st, 2020

With so many pieces of high-tech hardware at its disposal, it’s easy to forget that some of NASA’s most impressive machines are rapidly aging. The Spitzer Space Telescope is one of those machines, and after over 16 long years in space, the trusty spacecraft is now finally being retired. NASA announced on Thursday that Spitzer …

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NASA’s Spitzer just spotted a galaxy perfectly aligned with Earth

August 7th, 2019

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is capable of capturing some truly stunning snapshots of distant features in space, and usually, when we see images of vast spiral galaxies we get to see them face-first. A new photo shot by Spitzer of a distant galaxy called NGC 5866 is much different, but no less interesting. We don’t …