NASA Has Discovered the Darkest Shadows in the Galaxy

NASA and the University of Zurich have announced the discovery of what are believed to be the darkest spots in the galaxy outside of a black hole's event horizon. » 5/22/14 12:20pm 5/22/14 12:20pm

Best Jobs In Science: NASA Concept Illustrators Turn Raw Data Into Art

We talked to the Spitzer Space Telescope's visualization team about the challenges and rewards of rendering the mission's reams of non-visual data into something that catches the public eye. » 8/18/10 6:40pm 8/18/10 6:40pm

Evidence of Planetary Collision Observed by NASA, Rebel Force Wanted…

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has picked up on what seems to be evidence of two planets impacting and then exploding in a oh-dear-God-it's-like-the-Death-Stars-all-over-again-no-no-nooooooooooo way. The artist's animation of the event looks phenomenal, but sadly lacks any kablooey! sounds. » 8/11/09 9:30pm 8/11/09 9:30pm

Spitzer Space Telescope Celebrates 5th Birthday With Portrait of…

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the last of the space agency's Great Observatories » 8/23/08 8:00pm 8/23/08 8:00pm satellites to launch, celebrated its fifth birthday recently... giving me the opportunity to post this amazing multigenerational picture of star-forming region in the constellation Cassiopeia, 6,500 light-years from Earth. The photo…