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05.26.11

Finding Forsterite Around a Developing Star

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have, for the first time, found signatures of silicate crystals aro... view image

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05.26.11

Cosmic Fountain of Crystal Rain

This graphic illustrates a stellar fountain of crystal rain, beginning with a Spitzer picture of the star in question... view image

ssc2010-06a

07.22.10

Jiggling Soccer-Ball Molecules in Space

These data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show the signatures of buckyballs in space. view image

ssc2009-21b

11.23.09

Dusty Beginnings of a Star

This artist's rendering gives us a glimpse into a cosmic nursery as a star is born from the dark, swirling dust and g... view image

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02.26.08

Diamonds in Space

This artist's concept shows a multitude of tiny diamonds next to a hot star. Diamonds are abundant in space, but they... view image

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12.20.07

Dissecting the Wake of a Supernova Explosion: Cassiopeia A

The elements and molecules that flew out of the Cassiopeia A star when it exploded about 300 years ago can be seen cl... 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

ssc2007-08c

04.18.07

Evaporating Protoplanetary Disk

Young, cooler stars like our sun can form in the danger zones around scorching hot stars, called O-stars. The closer ... view image

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01.09.07

Luminous Blue Variable HD168625: Destined To Be a Supernova?

A Luminous Blue Variable star, HD168625, is surrounded by a bipolar nebula that is similar to the one around SN1987A.... view image

ssc2006-19b

10.26.06

Cassiopeia A: Once an Onion, Always an Onion

This artist's concept illustrates a massive star before and after it blew up in a cataclysmic supernova explosion. Th... view image

ssc2006-03b

01.09.06

Artist's Impression of Massive Star Cluster

This is an illustration of one of the most massive star clusters within our Milky Way Galaxy, containing 14 rare red ... view image

ssc2005-15b

07.28.05

Ingredients for Life

This artist's conception symbolically represents complex organic molecules, known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons... view image

ssc2005-14d

06.09.05

Illustration of a Light Echo

Across the vast distances of space, light can 'echo' off of distant dust clouds in much the same way that sound can e... view image

ssc2004-20b

11.09.04

Artist's Conception of L1014

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected a faint, warm object inside the apparently starless core of a small, dens... view image

ssc2004-04b

03.08.04

Illustration of Star Formation in Henize 206

This three-panel diagram shows the process of triggered star formation. view image

ssc2003-06g

12.18.03

Embedded Outflow in HH 46/47

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has lifted the cosmic veil to see an otherwise hidden newborn star, while detecting th... view image

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08.23.03

Spitzer Seen against an Infrared Sky

Spitzer seen against the infrared sky. The band of light is the glowing dust emission from the Milky Way galaxy seen ... view image

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08.23.03

Infrared View of Spitzer

Spitzer seen against the infrared sky. The band of light is the glowing dust emission from the Milky Way galaxy seen ... view image

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01.01.03

Jets of Outflowing Gas Burst from a Forming Star

Jets of outflowing gas burst from a forming star still accumulating material from the surrounding disk. view image

 

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