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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.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-02-27 23:43
last episode published
2010-07-22 00:00
publication frequency
41.1 days
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Number of Episodes
40
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
22.07.2010

Unsettled Youth: A Chaotic Planetary System

During the infancy of our solar system, when our planets had not yet settled down into their orbits, this was a dangerous place to live. The planets wobbled and jostled around left over asteroids, comets and other debris floating in between their orbit...
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
1.06.2010

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.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
5.02.2010

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.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
4.09.2009

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.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
7.04.2009

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.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
28.01.2009

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.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
12.12.2008

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.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
13.11.2008

Twin Asteroid Belts

The star Epsilon Eridani is even stranger than fiction. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has shown it has two asteroid belts.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
18.09.2008

Water Hit with Young Star's Best Shot

Water is being blasted to pieces by a young star's laser-like jets, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The discovery provides a better understanding of how water -- an essential ingredient for life as we know it -- is pr...
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
25.08.2008

Spitzer's Fifth Anniversary

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope continues to surprise astronomers. On its fifth anniversary, we recap some of this Great Observatory's biggest discoveries.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
15.07.2008

Brightest Star in the Galaxy has New Competition

A contender for the title of brightest star in our Milky Way galaxy has been unearthed in the dusty metropolis of the galaxy's center.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
13.06.2008

Missing Spiral Arms

As a result of a new Spitzer Space Telescope study, two of our own Milky Way Galaxy's spiral arms have gone away.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
23.05.2008

Holes on Mars

Spitzer isn't the only infrared mission. Infrared images from another of NASA's robotic missions help us understand mysterious features on the surface of Mars.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
24.03.2008

Diamondoids in Space

Diamonds may be rare on Earth, but surprisingly common in space -- and new research shows that the infrared eyes of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are perfect for finding them.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
25.02.2008

Common Earths

Terrestrial planets might form around many, if not most, of the nearby sun-like stars in our galaxy. These new results suggest that worlds with potential for life might be more common than we thought.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
4.02.2008

Cosmic Suburbia

Young city dwellers on Earth aren't the only ones rushing to suburbia to start families. New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that galaxies also prefer to breed stars in the cosmic suburbs.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
19.12.2007

Uncommon Moons

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that moons like Earth's -- that formed out of tremendous collisions -- are uncommon in the universe, arising at most in only 5 to 10 percent of planetary systems.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
22.10.2007

Galactic Thief Caught Stealing Gas

A big galaxy, spotted stealing gas from a passing galaxy about half its size, was caught red-handed by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
9.10.2007

Dust in the Wind of Black Holes

The dust that makes everything around us -- and even ourselves -- may have come from black holes.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
3.10.2007

Building an Earth?

An infant Earth may be forming in a star system over 400 light-years away, according to new results from the Spitzer Space Telescope.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
12.09.2007

Neon Signs in Space

A recent detection of neon gas in planet-forming disks may help us better understand how planets form and whether or not life may exist elsewhere in the cosmos.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
16.08.2007

Putting the Brakes on Star Formation

Spitzer learns why one class of galaxy seems to have trouble forming new stars.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
10.08.2007

Planets with Four Suns?

New results from the Spitzer Space Telescope hint that other solar systems may be even more exotic than we've ever imagined.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
14.05.2007

A Tale of Two Worlds -- One Hot, One Windy

Astronomers have studied two very intriguing planets beyond our solar system -- one super hot, one super windy. This podcast comes from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
29.03.2007

Double Sunsets in Distant Skies

Once thought to be the stuff of science fiction, double sunsets may be much more common in the universe than previously believed. Dr. David Trilling discusses the Spitzer Space Telescope's recent results.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
21.02.2007

Hunting for Molecules on Faraway Planets

A first from the Spitzer Space Telescope. A new finding is a stepping stone to eventually studying signs of life on worlds where life could exist. (JPL Podcast)
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
21.02.2007

Atmospheres on Alien Worlds

Using the Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have for the first time discovered what the atmosphere is like on planets outside our solar system! Drs. Sara Seager and David Charbonneau discuss this groundbreaking technique with Robert Hurt.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
9.01.2007

Pillars of Destruction

Hubble's"Pillars of Creation" within the Eagle Nebula is one of the most famous astronomical images of all time. But new Spitzer observations by Nicolas Flagey have led to a surprising discovery: they may soon become"Pillars of Destruction."
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
18.12.2006

Spitzer Sees the Light

In the beginning there was darkness...but now, Spitzer Scientists say they are seeing the universe's first light.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
5.12.2006

Wounded Comet Spills Secrets About Distant Solar Systems

Could Comet Tempel 1 provide the key to understanding solar systems beyond our own? Dr. Carey Lisse talks with Linda Vu about the results of the Deep Impact mission.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
27.09.2006

A Galactic Soap Opera

Our story begins in the deep, dark universe, where galaxies, like people, lead fascinating lives, filled with drama. (JPL Podcast)
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
8.09.2006

Cosmic Disk Brakes for Spinning Stars

Can planet-forming disks put the brakes on spinning stars? Dr. Luisa Rebull discusses Spitzer results that may solve this astronomical mystery.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
14.08.2006

Piercing the Sword of Orion

Astronomers have long scrutinized the vast and layered clouds of the Orion nebula, an industrious star-making factory visible to the naked eye in the sword of the famous hunter constellation. Yet, Orion is still full of secrets.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
23.06.2006

Last of the Great Observatories

Years before Spitzer was launched into space, the entire mission was cancelled! Dr. George Rieke discusses the incredible story of what brought it back from the dead, and how that information is influencing new infrared telescopes being developed today...
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
5.06.2006

Unmarked Grave of a Dead Star

Spitzer has found a supernova remnant that no other telescope has seen. Dr. Patrick Morris discusses his team's discovery of this shy object which can't be detected in visible or even most bands of infrared light.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
11.05.2006

Searching for Solar Systems Like Ours

Are solar systems like our own common in the universe, or is ours an oddball? Dr. Lynne Hillenbrand discusses her work on a project designed to answer this question, and what they have discovered so far.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
5.04.2006

Phoenix Rising from a Supernova's Ashes

A supernova may be the ultimate end of a star's life, but this may not be the story's end. Recent Spitzer results hint at new planetary systems arising from the ashes of the old. Dr. Deepto Chakrabarty and Zhongxiang Wang discuss their startling discov...
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
5.04.2006

Spitzer Finds Hints of Planet Birth Around Dead Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered new evidence that planets might rise up out of a dead star's ashes. (JPL Podcast)
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
16.03.2006

Seeing Smoke from a Galactic Fire

Michelle Thaller speaks with Dr. George Helou about a striking new image of Galaxy M82, the discovery of mysterious organic dust clouds around the galaxy, and what they may reveal about the origin of organic material in our own galaxy.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
2.03.2006

Origins of Organics

Robert Hurt talks to Yanling Wu about her studies of blue compact dwarf galaxies, and what they tell us about the origins of organic molecules in infant galaxies.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author