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10.22.14

Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

The ghostly structures highlighting the peculiar patterns of orbiting stars in the center of the galaxy NGC 1292 stan... view image

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10.22.14

Ring of Stellar Fire

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, shows where the action is taking place in g... view image

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04.23.14

Professional and Amateur Quartet of Galaxies

A new collaboration combines data from amateur astronomers with data from NASA mission archives. view image

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02.26.14

Seeing Through a Veil of Dust

The closest supernova of its kind to be observed in the last few decades has sparked a global observing campaign invo... view image

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02.26.14

M82 Galaxy with Supernova

The supernova SN 2014J is seen in this image near its peak brightness in the first week of February 2014. It appears ... view image

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02.26.14

The Cigar Galaxy M82

This image shows M82, also known as the "Cigar galaxy," in infrared light, as observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... view image

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11.14.13

Two Galaxies Masquerading as One

What might look like a colossal jet shooting away from a galaxy turns out to be an illusion. New data from the Nation... view image

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11.14.13

A Galaxy on the Edge

The thin edge of a distant spiral galaxy appears in sharp relief in the new image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.... view image

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08.22.13

The Barred Sculptor Galaxy

The spectacular swirling arms and central bar of the Sculptor galaxy are revealed in this new view from NASAs Spitzer... view image

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05.16.13

Galactic Wheels within Wheels

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the double-ringed galaxy Messier 94. Just outside the b... view image

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12.14.12

Revealing Hidden Black Holes

This composite image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 3627, located about 30 million light years from Earth. view image

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08.02.12

The Swirling Arms of the M100 Galaxy

The galaxy Messier 100, or M100, shows its swirling spiral in this infrared image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.... view image

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08.02.12

Hot and Cold in the M100 Galaxy

The galaxy Messier 100, or M100, shows its swirling spiral in this infrared image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.... view image

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05.23.12

A Pinwheel Galaxy Rainbow

This image of the Pinwheel Galaxy, or M101, combines data in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet and x-rays from four ... view image

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01.10.12

Dusty Space Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light, this nearby dwarf galaxy looks like a fiery, circular explosion. Rat... view image

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11.23.11

M83 The Milky Ways Smaller Cousin

This spectacular spiral galaxy is known to astronomers as Messier 83. Colloquially, it is also called the Southern P... view image

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11.23.11

A Dusty View of Milky Ways Smaller Cousin

This spectacular spiral galaxy is known to astronomers as Messier 83. Colloquially, it is also called the Southern P... view image

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07.20.11

A Twisted Dust Web in the Galaxy IC 342

Looking like a spiders web swirled into a spiral, the galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this ima... view image

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07.20.11

A Twisted Star-Forming Web in the Galaxy IC 342

Looking like a spiders web swirled into a spiral, the galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this ima... view image

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06.30.11

Galaxies Near and Far

This split view shows how a normal spiral galaxy around our local universe (left) might have looked back in the dista... view image

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05.25.11

Galactic Train Wrecks

This montage shows three examples of colliding galaxies from a new photo atlas of galactic "train wrecks." view image

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03.03.11

Spitzer's Sunflower

The various spiral arm segments of the Sunflower galaxy, also known as Messier 63, show up vividly in this image take... view image

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03.03.11

Sunflower Galaxy Glows with Infrared Light

The various spiral arm segments of the Sunflower galaxy, also known as Messier 63, show up vividly in this image take... view image

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12.23.10

Maffei 2: The Hidden Galaxy

Maffei 2 is the poster child for an infrared galaxy that is almost invisible to optical telescopes. Foreground dust c... view image

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11.18.10

A Powerful Shrouded Starburst

The collision of two spiral galaxies, has triggered this luminous starburst, the brightest ever seen taking place awa... view image

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08.05.09

Spitzer's First Warm Images

These images are some of the first to be taken during Spitzer's warm mission -- a new phase that began after the tele... view image

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04.30.09

Star Streams in the Galaxy M81

On the left is an image of Messier 81 taken in blue light, while on the right is a specially-processed version of an ... view image

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04.30.09

Why Are Galaxies So Smooth?

Located about 46 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major, NGC 2841 is helping astronomers solv... view image

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04.28.09

Multispectral Triangulum Galaxy (4 Channels)

This image is a blend of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer's M33 image and another taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescop... view image

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04.28.09

Multispectral Triangulum Galaxy (3 Channels)

This image is a blend of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer's M33 image and another taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescop... view image

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04.03.09

M33: A Close Neighbor Reveals its True Size and Splendor

One of our closest galactic neighbors shows its awesome beauty in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

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04.03.09

M33: A Close Neighbor Reveals its True Size and Splendor

One of our closest galactic neighbors shows its awesome beauty in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

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02.10.09

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy

This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 is a composite of views from Spitzer, Hubble, and Chandra. view image

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02.10.09

Spiral Galaxy M101 - NASA's Great Observatories

Three views of the galaxy Messier 101 show a swirling spiral of stars, gas, and dust. Messier 101 is nearly twice as ... 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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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

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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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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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

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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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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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05.30.07

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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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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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

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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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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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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06.08.06

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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06.05.06

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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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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04.26.06

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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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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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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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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09.15.05

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 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 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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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

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06.28.04

Morphology of Our Galaxy's Twin

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured these infrared images of a nearby spiral galaxy that resembles our own Mi... view image

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05.11.04

Dissection of a Galaxy - Spiral Galaxy NGC 300

NGC 300 is a face-on spiral galaxy located 7.5 million light-years away in the southern constellation Sculptor. This ... view image

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12.18.03

Spiral Galaxy Messier 81

The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this NASA Spitzer Space Telescope imag... view image

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12.18.03

Spiral Galaxy Messier 81

The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space T... view image

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11.24.03

Messier 81

The magnificent and dusty spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in these NASA Spitzer Space Tel... view image

 

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