Spitzer Zoomable Images

ssc2012-01b

A Dwarf Galaxy's Star Bar and Dusty Wing

Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light, is one of the biggest satellite galaxies of our home galaxy, though it is still considered a dwarf galaxy compared to the big spiral of our Milky Way....

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ssc2012-02a1

Stars Brewing in Cygnus X

A bubbling cauldron of star birth is highlighted in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope....

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ssc2011-03a1

An Extended Stellar Family

This swirling landscape of stars is known as the North America nebula. In visible light, the region resembles North America, but in this new infrared view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the continent disappears....

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ssc2011-03a2

The Case of the Disappearing Continent

This swirling landscape of stars is known as the North America nebula. In visible light, the region resembles North America, but in this new infrared view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the continent disappears....

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Orion's Dreamy Stars

A colony of hot, young stars is stirring up the cosmic scene in this new picture from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope....

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ssc2008-15b1

W5 Star Formation Region

Generations of stars can be seen in this new infrared portrait of star formation region W5 from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope....

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ssc2008-03a1

Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust: Rho Ophiuchi

Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. ...

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ssc2006-14a1

Andromeda

This infrared composite image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Andromeda galaxy, a neighbor to our Milky Way galaxy. The image highlights the contrast between the galaxy's choppy waves of dust (red) and smooth sea of older stars (blue)....

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ssc2005-23a1

W5 in the Infrared

This image shows an infrared data taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of a region dubbed the "Mountains of Creation." Towering pillars of dust are aglow with the light of embryonic stars (white/yellow). The added detail in the Spitzer image reveals a dy...

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ssc2004-06a1

Spitzer IRAC view of Star Formation in the DR21 Region

Hidden behind a shroud of dust in the constellation Cygnus is an exceptionally bright source of radio emission called DR21. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope allows us to peek behind the cosmic veil and pinpoint one of the most massive natal stars yet seen in ...

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ssc2012-01a

Dusty Space Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light, this nearby dwarf galaxy looks like a fiery, circular explosion. Rather than fire, however, those ribbons are actually giant ripples of dust spanning tens or hundreds of light-years. ...

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Stars Gather in 'Downtown' Milky Way

A view from the bustling center of our galactic metropolis. Spitzer Space Telescope offers us a fresh, infrared view of the frenzied scene at the center of our Milky Way, revealing what lies behind the dust....

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ssc2011-03a3

North America Nebula in Different Lights

This new view of the North America nebula combines both visible and infrared light observations, taken by the Digitized Sky Survey and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, respectively, into a single vivid picture....

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Bright Lights, Green City

Two extremely bright stars illuminate a greenish mist in this and other images from the new GLIMPSE360 survey....

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Warm Mission Dreamy Stars of Orion

A colony of hot, young stars is stirring up the cosmic scene in this new picture from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope....

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ssc2008-15a1

W5 Star Formation Region

Generations of stars can be seen in this new infrared portrait of the star formation region W5 from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope....

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ssc2006-17b1

Large Magellanic Cloud in the Infrared

This vibrant image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy....

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ssc2006-02a1

Spitzer View of the Center of the Milky Way

This dazzling infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows hundreds of thousands of stars crowded into the swirling core of our spiral Milky Way galaxy. ...

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ssc2005-12a1

Carina Nebula

This false-color image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the "South Pillar" region of the star-forming region called the Carina Nebula. Like cracking open a watermelon and finding its seeds, the infrared telescope "busted open" this murky cloud...

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