The latest vodcasts about the Spitzer Space Telescope and its discoveries.

Homes Away From Home? Revisiting the Seven Planets of TRAPPIST-1

21 Feb 2018 at 6:00pm
One year ago, astronomers announced the discovery that seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbited around the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Now a year later, additional data have refined our understanding of these planets.We now know more about the TRAPPIST-1 system than any other solar system other than ... Read more...

Not So Strange New Worlds

4 Feb 2018 at 6:00pm
Since 2017, we knew the TRAPPIST-1 system had seven earth-sized planets. Now in 2018, a study using new data--including extensive observations by NASA's Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes--has provided more information about this amazing system. We now know more about TRAPPIST-1 than any planeta... Read more...

Imagining the Planets of TRAPPIST-1

4 Feb 2018 at 6:00pm
This video shows artist's concepts of the seven Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1, an exoplanet system about 40 light-years away, based on data current as of February 2018. Each planet is shown in sequence, starting with the innermost TRAPPIST-1 b and ending with the outermost TRAPPIST-1 h. Read more...

Brown Dwarf Weather Animation

16 Aug 2017 at 7:00pm
This artist's concept animation shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune and the other outer planets in the solar system. Read more...

Brown Dwarf Weather Annotated

16 Aug 2017 at 7:00pm
This artist's concept animation shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune and the other outer planets in the solar system. Read more...

Brown Dwarf Weather Animated Chart

16 Aug 2017 at 7:00pm
This artist's concept animation shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune and the other outer planets in the solar system. Read more...

Stampy! The Science-Loving Postage Stamp!

15 Dec 2015 at 6:00pm
Stampy helps a student learn about the engineering behind NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Featuring Richard Horvitz, Robert Picardo, and Danny Pudi. Read more...

Fusion vs. Fission

11 Feb 2014 at 6:00pm
When a science-mad A.I. system is installed at NASA, two hapless computer technicians learn the process behind nuclear fusion in the Sun, and how it differs from fission. Read more...

Ask an Astronomy Brain Parasite

15 Jul 2013 at 7:00pm
Deep inside an astronomer's head, a parasite (voiced by Alan Tudyk) taps into his brain to learn about...science! Specifically, about why astronauts appear weightless in space. Wil Wheaton co-stars. Read more...

Robot Astronomy Talk Show In Progress: The Mass of Asteroids

25 Feb 2013 at 6:00pm
Cameron Diaz teaches Robot IR-2 (Ed Wasser) how astronomers can measure the mass of asteroids from tremendous distances. Read more...

Spitzer Space Telescope Resources

Spitzer Space Telescope
Portal page for the various Spitzer Space Telescope resources.