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ssc2007-19a

11.29.07

Spinning Top Star

A rare, infrared view of a developing star and its flaring jets taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (right) shows... view image

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11.08.07

Bubbly Little Star: HH 46/47

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a baby star 1,140 light-years away from Earth blowing two massi... view image

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09.13.07

Infrared Coronet Cluster

The Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet cluster) is one of the nearest and most active reg... view image

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09.13.07

The Coronet Cluster in X-Ray and Infrared

The Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet cluster) is one of the nearest and most active reg... view image

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05.17.07

Young Stars Emerge from Orion's Head

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of the hunter constellation,... view image

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05.17.07

Young Stars Emerge from Orion's Head

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of the hunter constellation,... view image

ssc2007-08b

04.18.07

Every Rose Has a Thorn: Planetary Danger Zones

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Rosette nebula, a pretty star-forming region more t... 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

ssc2007-08a

04.18.07

Heart of the Rosette Nebula

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Rosette nebula, a pretty star-forming region more t... view image

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04.17.07

Spitzer Digs Up Hidden Stars in a Dark Molecular Cloud

Two rambunctious young stars are destroying their natal dust cloud with powerful jets of radiation, in an infrared co... view image

ssc2007-01b

01.09.07

Cosmic Epic Unfolds in Infrared: The Eagle Nebula (Call-Out)

This majestic view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle nebul... view image

ssc2007-01a

01.09.07

Cosmic Epic Unfolds in Infrared: The Eagle Nebula

This majestic view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle nebul... view image

ssc2007-01d

01.09.07

Unwrapping the Pillars

This image composite highlights the pillars of the Eagle nebula, as seen in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Te... view image

ssc2007-01c

01.09.07

Eagle Nebula Flaunts Its Infrared Feathers

This set of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Eagle nebula in different hues of infrared light. Ea... view image

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01.09.07

Infrared View of the Eagle Nebula

This infrared view of the Eagle Nebula contrasts the hot dust of a supernova with cooler regions of star formation. view image

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11.07.06

Chaos at the Heart of Orion

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 ligh... view image

ssc2006-21a2

11.07.06

Hubble's sharpest view of the Orion Nebula

This dramatic image offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming. The i... view image

ssc2006-20a

10.27.06

Where Galactic Snakes Live

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what astronomers are referring to as a "snake" (upper l... view image

ssc2006-20b

10.27.06

Where Galactic Snakes Live (Artistically Enhanced)

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what astronomers are referring to as a "snake" (upper l... view image

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10.25.06

Perseus' Stellar Neighbors

Baby stars are forming near the eastern rim of the cosmic cloud Perseus, revealed in this infrared image from NASA's ... view image

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09.08.06

Story of Stellar Birth

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the complex life cycle of young stars, from their dust-shroude... view image

ssc2006-16d

08.14.06

A Slice of Orion

This image composite shows a part of the Orion constellation surveyed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The shape of... view image

ssc2006-16c

08.14.06

The Infrared Hunter

This image composite compares infrared and visible views of the famous Orion nebula and its surrounding cloud, an ind... view image

ssc2006-16b

08.14.06

The Sword of Orion

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making facto... view image

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08.14.06

Baby Stars in the Witch Head Nebula

Eight hundred light-years away in the Orion constellation, a gigantic murky cloud called the "Witch Head" nebula is b... view image

ssc2006-16a

08.14.06

Orion's Inner Beauty

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making facto... view image

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06.06.06

Dusty Death of a Massive Star

The supernova remnant 1E0102.2-7219 (inset) revealed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope sits next to the nebula N76 in... view image

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05.19.06

Baby Stars Brewing in the Witch Head Nebula

Eight hundred light-years away in the Orion constellation, a gigantic murky cloud called the "Witch Head Nebula" is t... view image

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01.12.06

Cosmic Tornado

This "tornado," designated Herbig-Haro 49/50, is shaped by a cosmic jet packing a powerful punch as it plows through ... view image

ssc2006-02b

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

ssc2006-03a

01.09.06

A Hidden, Massive Star Cluster Awash with Red Supergiants

The sky is a jewelry box full of sparkling stars in these infrared images. The crown jewels are 14 massive stars on t... 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

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12.22.05

Stellar Snowflake Cluster

Newborn stars, hidden behind thick dust, are revealed in this image of a section of the Christmas Tree Cluster from N... view image

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12.12.05

New Star Cluster Discovered in the Infrared

Using an automated computer method to sift through data collected by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers on t... view image

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12.12.05

Star Clusters Found in the MIlky Way

A metropolis of stellar activity is captured in these Spitzer infrared images taken by the Galactic Legacy Infrared M... view image

ssc2007-14b

11.15.05

Steamy Star in NGC 1333

Spitzer has detected a pre-planetary disk of dust surrounding an embryonic star, called NGC 1333-IRAS 4B, that is dre... view image

ssc2005-24a

11.15.05

Chaotic Star Birth

Located 1,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Perseus, a reflection nebula called NGC 1333 epitomizes the... view image

ssc2005-23a

11.09.05

Now You See Stars, Now You Don't

The image composite compares an infrared image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to a visible-light picture of ... view image

ssc2005-23b

11.09.05

Towering Infernos

This majestic false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the "mountains" where stars are born. Dubbe... view image

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10.28.05

Black Widow Nebula Hiding in the Dust

In the constellation Circinus, where previous visible-light observations by the Digital Sky Survey (left) saw only a ... view image

ssc2005-12a

05.30.05

All Pillars Point To Eta

This false-color image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the "South Pillar" region of the star-forming re... view image

ssc2005-02a

01.12.05

New Views of a Familiar Beauty

This image composite compares the well-known visible-light picture of the glowing Trifid Nebula (left panel) with inf... view image

ssc2005-02b4

01.12.05

Spitzer/IRAC Image of the Trifid Nebula

This image shows a close-up infrared view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of the glowing Trifid Nebula, a giant s... view image

ssc2004-20a

11.09.04

The Starless Core that Isn't

The "Cores to Disks" Spitzer Legacy team is using the two infrared cameras on NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to searc... 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

ssc2004-18a

10.28.04

'Galactic Ghoul' Rears Its Spooky Head

A "monster" lurking behind a blanket of cosmic dust is unveiled in this new Halloween image from NASA's Spitzer Space... view image

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10.25.04

Massive Young Stars Trigger Stellar Birth

RCW 108 is a region where stars are actively forming within the Milky Way galaxy about 4,000 light years from Earth. ... view image

ssc2004-08a

05.27.04

Stellar Jewels Shine in New Spitzer Image

One of the most prolific birthing grounds in our Milky Way galaxy, a nebula called RCW 49, is exposed in superb detai... view image

ssc2004-08e

05.27.04

Locations of RCW 49 and Taurus Star-Forming Regions

This image shows the relative locations of the RCW 49 and Taurus star-forming regions. view image

ssc2004-07a

05.11.04

A Natal Microcosm

In the quest to better understand the birth of stars and the formation of new worlds, astronomers have used NASA's Sp... view image

ssc2004-06b

04.13.04

Star Formation in the DR21 Region

Hidden behind a shroud of dust in the constellation Cygnus is a stellar nursery called DR21, which is giving birth to... view image

ssc2004-06a

04.13.04

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... view image

ssc2005-02b

03.31.04

Stellar 'Incubators' Seen Cooking up Stars

This image composite compares visible-light views with an infrared view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of the gl... view image

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03.10.04

A Bubble Bursts

Revealed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, RCW 79 is seen in the southern Milky Way, 17,200 light-years from Earth i... view image

ssc2004-04a

03.08.04

Star Formation in Henize 206

Within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a nearby and irregularly-shaped galaxy seen in the Southern Hemisphere, lies... 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

ssc2004-02a

02.12.04

Rosebud of a Reflection Nebula

A cluster of newborn stars herald their birth in this interstellar Valentine's Day commemorative picture obtained wit... view image

ssc2004-01a

01.13.04

The Tarantula Nebula

NASA's new Spitzer Space Telescope, formerly known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, has captured in stunning... view image

ssc2003-06a

12.18.03

Dark Globule in IC 1396

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope image of a glowing stellar nursery provides a spectacular contrast to the opaque cloud... view image

ssc2003-06b

12.18.03

Dark Globule in IC 1396

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured a glowing stellar nursery within a dark globule that is opaque at visible... 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

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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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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