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08.06.08

Collage of Hubble and Spitzer Images of Galaxy Cluster MS1054

A Hubble Space Telescope snapshot of galaxy cluster MS1054 is featured in the center of this image, with individual g... view image

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07.21.08

The Pinwheel Galaxy, M101, in the Infrared

The tangled arms of the Pinwheel galaxy, otherwise known as Messier 101, are decked out in red in this new infrared i... view image

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07.21.08

No Organics Zone Circles Pinwheel Galaxy

The Pinwheel galaxy, or Messier 101, sports bright reddish edges in this infrared image. Research from NASA's Spitzer... view image

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07.10.08

Super-Starburst Galaxy

The green and red splotch in this image is the most active star-making galaxy in the very distant universe. Nicknamed... view image

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07.10.08

Bursting with Stars: Starburst Galaxy Zw II 96

This image of starburst galaxy Zw II 96 shows what the "Baby Boom" galaxy may look like at closer range. view image

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06.23.08

The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946)

NGC 6946, or "The Fireworks Galaxy", is one of about a dozen nearby neighbors to the Milky Way. It is located approxi... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 13

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 16

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

Inner Milky Way Raging with Star Formation

More than 444,580 frames from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were stitched together to create this portrait of the ra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 8

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

A Roadmap to the Milky Way (Annotated)

Like early explorers mapping the continents of our globe, astronomers are busy charting the spiral structure of our g... view image

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06.03.08

A Roadmap to the Milky Way

Like early explorers mapping the continents of our globe, astronomers are busy charting the spiral structure of our g... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 1

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 14

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 12

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

Spitzer Finds Clarity in the Inner Milky Way

More than 800,000 frames from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were stitched together to create this infrared portrait ... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 2

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 4

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 9

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 10

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 6

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 15

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 11

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 5

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 7

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

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06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 3

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-04a

02.12.08

One of the Youngest and Brightest Galaxies in the Early Universe

A massive cluster of yellowish galaxies is seemingly caught in a spider web of eerily distorted background galaxies. ... view image

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01.25.08

Celestial Cities and the Roads That Connect Them

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that galaxies prefer to raise stars in cosmic suburbia r... view image

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01.10.08

Galaxies of all Shapes Host Black Holes

This artist's concept illustrates the two types of spiral galaxies that populate our universe: those with plump middl... view image

ssc2008-01a

01.10.08

Slender Galaxy with Robust Black Hole

This plot of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope indicates that a flat, spiral galaxy called NGC 3621 has a feed... view image

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12.14.07

Lifestyles of the Galaxies Next Door

The "lifestyles" of 75 neighboring galaxies are illuminated in this poster from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Scien... view image

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12.14.07

Inner Turmoil of Growing Galaxies

This artist's rendition illustrates a rare galaxy that is extremely dusty, and produces radio jets. Scientists suspec... view image

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12.10.07

A Classic Beauty

M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, is shown in X-Ray, Ultraviolet, Visible and Infrared light from Chandra, GALEX, Hubble and... view image

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10.25.07

Bursting with Stars and Black Holes

A growing black hole, called a quasar, can be seen at the center of a faraway galaxy in this artist's concept. Astron... view image

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10.22.07

To Catch a Galactic Thief: Galaxy 3C 326

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a distant, massive galaxy (3C 326) in the act of ripping ... view image

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10.22.07

Cosmic Caper Unfolds in Infrared: Spectrum of Stolen Hot Gas in 3C 326

This plot of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals vast reservoirs of hot gas in a galaxy about a billion ... view image

ssc2007-16a

10.09.07

Dust in the Wind of Quasar PG2112+059

An Infrared spectrum taken by Spitzer shows dust in the wind of a distant quasar. Where did all this dust come from ... view image

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10.09.07

Dust in the Quasar Wind

Dusty grains -- including tiny specks of the minerals found in the gemstones peridot, sapphires, and rubies -- can be... view image

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08.16.07

Dust in Hell

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected dust grains mingling with blazing hot gas at temperatu... view image

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08.06.07

Galactic Pileup

This artist's concept shows what the night sky might look like from a hypothetical planet around a star tossed out of... view image

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08.06.07

Galactic Pileup (no planet)

This artist's concept illustrates one of the largest smash-ups of galaxies ever observed. NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... view image

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08.06.07

Whopper Galaxy Collision

One of the biggest galaxy collisions ever observed is taking place at the center of this image. The four white blobs ... view image

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08.06.07

Fearsome Foursome: A Huge Galactic Merger

One of the biggest galaxy collisions ever observed is taking place at the center of this image. The four yellow blobs... view image

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07.04.07

Comet Galaxy in Abell 2667

The "Comet Galaxy, " part of the galaxy cluster Abell 2667, is the bright red object seen to the left of the cluster ... view image

ssc2007-11b

05.30.07

Distance to Dark Bodies

Using the unique orbit of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and a depth-perceiving trick called parallax, astronomers ha... view image

ssc2007-11a

05.30.07

Depth Perception in Space

This artist's concept shows how astronomers use the unique orbit of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and a depth-percei... view image

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05.30.07

Rings Around the Galaxy (Annotated)

Three newly-discovered streams arcing high over the Milky Way Galaxy are remnants of cannibalized galaxies and star c... view image

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05.30.07

Multiwavelength M81

This beautiful galaxy, M81, is seen at visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths in this composite image. view image

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05.28.07

Dwarf Galaxies in the Coma Cluster

This false-color mosaic of the central region of the Coma cluster combines infrared and visible-light images to revea... view image

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04.10.07

Anomalous Arms: Spiral Galaxy M106

In this composite image of spiral galaxy M106 (NGC 4258), optical, radio and infrared data combine to contrast the sp... view image

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01.10.07

Older Galaxy Pair Has Surprisingly Youthful Glow

Arp 82, a pair of interacting galaxies, bask in the glow of newly forming stars, something the two pre-collision gala... view image

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10.18.06

Forensic Evidence of a Galactic Collision

Astronomers have new evidence that the Andromeda spiral galaxy was involved in a violent head-on collision with the n... view image

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10.03.06

Amazing Andromeda Galaxy

The many "personalities" of our great galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, are exposed in this new composite imag... view image

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08.28.06

Our Chaotic Neighbor

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

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08.28.06

What's Old Is New in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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

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07.24.06

Black Hole Spills Kaleidoscope of Color

This new composite image from NASA's Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows a giant jet of particles that... view image

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06.08.06

Supernova Dust Factory in M74

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a "dust factory" thirty million light-years away in the... view image

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06.08.06

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope View of M74

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have created this infrared image of the spiral galaxy M74. view image

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06.05.06

Andromeda Makes a Splash

This infrared composite image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Andromeda galaxy, a neighbor to our Milky... view image

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06.05.06

Galaxies Gather at Great Distances

Astronomers have discovered nearly 300 galaxy clusters and groups, including almost 100 located 8 to 10 billion light... view image

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04.26.06

Ready for the Cosmic Ball

Something appears to be peering through a shiny red mask, in this new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... view image

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04.26.06

Eye in the Sky

These shape-shifting galaxies have taken on the form of a giant mask. The icy blue eyes are actually the cores of two... view image

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04.24.06

M82: Great Observatories Present Rainbow of a Galaxy

NASA's Spitzer, Hubble, and Chandra space observatories teamed up to create this multi-wavelength view of the M82 gal... view image

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04.20.06

Stacking Images To Find Faint Sources

This graphic demonstrates how the 24 micron images (shown in blue) of over 20,000 faint galaxies were added up to cre... view image

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03.31.06

Distant "SCUBA" Galaxy

This series of deep images shows the small field surrounding the brightest SCUBA galaxy (CUDSS 14.1) in this study at... view image

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03.21.06

Distant Galaxy Cluster ISCS J143809+341419

Like great friends, galaxies stick together. Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a handful ... view image

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03.02.06

A Shocking Surprise in Stephan's Quintet

This false-color composite image of the Stephan's Quintet galaxy cluster clearly shows one of the largest shock waves... view image

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02.15.06

Crystal Storm in Distant Galaxy

This graph of infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells astronomers that a distant galaxy called IRAS 0... view image

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02.15.06

Galatic Hearts of Glass

This artist's concept shows the violent core of a pair of colliding galaxies and the delicate greenish crystals that ... view image

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02.09.06

NGC 4579

Galaxy NGC 4579 was captured by the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxy Survey (SINGS) Legacy Project using the Spitzer Sp... view image

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01.11.06

Cartwheel Galaxy Makes Waves

This multi-wavelength composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy as seen by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer's Far Ultr... view image

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01.10.06

A Cauldron of Stars at the Galaxy's Center

This dazzling infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows hundreds of thousands of stars crowded into th... view image

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01.10.06

The Milky Way Center Aglow with Dust

Our Milky Way is a dusty place. So dusty, in fact, that we cannot see the center of the galaxy in visible light. But ... view image

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12.12.05

A GLIMPSE of the Milky Way

In visible light, the bulk of our Milky Way galaxy's stars are eclipsed behind thick clouds of galactic dust and gas.... view image

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11.22.05

Dwarf Galaxies Forming in Tidal Tails

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows little "dwarf galaxies" forming in the "tails" of two l... view image

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10.27.05

A SWIRE Picture is Worth Billions of Years

These spectacular infrared images, taken by the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic (SWIRE) Legacy project, enca... view image

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10.13.05

Three Faces of Andromeda

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured stunning infrared views of the famous Andromeda galaxy to reveal insights... view image

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09.27.05

Spitzer and Hubble Team up to Find 'Big Baby' Galaxies in the Distant Universe

This image demonstrates how data from two of NASA's Great Observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, are... view image

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09.27.05

Big Galaxy in Baby Universe

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes combined forces to uncover one of the most distant galaxies ever seen. The... view image

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09.15.05

NGC 7793

Galaxy NGC 7793, located approximately 10 million light-years away, is a member of the Sculptor group of galaxies. Th... view image

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09.15.05

NGC 3627 (M66)

This image of spiral galaxy NGC 3627, also known as Messier 66, was captured by the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxy Su... view image

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09.15.05

NGC 3351 (M95)

This image of galaxy NGC 3351, located approximately 30 million light-years away in the constellation Leo was capture... view image

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09.15.05

NGC 2976

The nearby galaxy NGC 2976, located approximately 10 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major near th... view image

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09.15.05

NGC 1566

This beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1566, located approximately 60 million light-years away in the constellation Dorado ... view image

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08.25.05

NGC 4725

On August 25, 2003, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope blasted into the same dark skies it now better understands. In jus... view image

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08.16.05

Milky Way Bar

This artist's rendering shows a view of our own Milky Way Galaxy and its central bar as it might appear if viewed fro... view image

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08.16.05

Milky Way Bar (annotated)

This artist's rendering shows a view of our own Milky Way Galaxy and its central bar as it might appear if viewed fro... view image

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08.03.05

Gorilla Black Hole in the Mist

This false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a distant galaxy (yellow) that houses a quasar, a su... view image

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07.28.05

Charting Ingredients for Life

This graph, or spectrum, charts light from a faraway galaxy located 10 billion light years from Earth. It tracks mid-... view image

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06.09.05

Interacting Galaxy Pair Arp 107

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope's sensitive infrared detectors map out faint regions of new star formation in this pai... view image

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06.09.05

Interacting Galaxy Pair Arp 65

High resolution images from NASA's Spitzer infrared telescope and GALEX ultraviolet telescope show the difference in ... view image

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05.04.05

Spitzer Spies Spectacular Sombrero

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes joined forces to create this striking composite image of one of the most p... view image

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04.13.05

Splendid Splinter

The spiral galaxy NGC 5907, sometimes known as the "Splinter Galaxy" because of its unusual appearance, is located in... view image

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03.16.05

Huge Hidden Halo!

This image composite compares a visible-light view (left) of the "Cigar galaxy" to an infrared view from NASA's Spitz... view image

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03.01.05

Shimmering in Infrared Light

This artist's conception shows what a dusty and bright galaxy located billions of light-years away might look like cl... view image

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03.01.05

Fingerprints in the Light

This graph, or spectrum, shows the light from a dusty, distant galaxy located 11 billion light-years away. The galaxy... view image

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01.11.05

At the Heart of Blobs

This artist's concept illustrates one possible answer to the puzzle of the "giant galactic blobs." These blobs (red),... view image

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11.05.04

First Peek at Spitzer's Legacy: Mysterious Whirlpool Galaxy

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured these infrared images of the "Whirlpool Galaxy," revealing strange struct... view image

ssc2005-03a

11.04.04

Mysterious Blob Galaxies Revealed

This image composite shows a giant galactic blob (red, left) and the three merging galaxies NASA's Spitzer Space Tele... view image

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09.07.04

Fire Within the Antennae Galaxies

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals hidden populations of newborn stars at the heart of t... view image

   

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