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05.31.19

Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC-MIPS)

This image was compiled using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope using the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) and the... view image

ssc2019-08b

05.31.19

Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC-MIPS Annotated)

This image was compiled using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope using the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) and the... view image

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05.31.19

Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC Annotated)

This image shows data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, from the IRAC instrument, with colors corresponding to wav... view image

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05.31.19

Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC)

This image shows data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, from the IRAC instrument, with colors corresponding to wav... view image

ssc2019-04a

03.27.19

Space Butterfly

What looks like a red butterfly in space is in reality a nursery for hundreds of baby stars, revealed in this infrare... view image

ssc2018-14a

10.23.18

The Cat's Paw Nebula MIPS & IRAC

The Cat's Paw Nebula, imaged here by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope using the MIPS and IRAC instruments, is a star-fo... view image

ssc2018-14b

10.23.18

The Cat's Paw Nebula IRAC

The Cat's Paw Nebula, imaged here by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope using the IRAC instrument, is a star-forming regi... view image

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12.19.14

Horsehead Nebula Disappears in Infrared Light

The famous Horsehead nebula seen in visible-light images (inset) looks quite different when viewed in infrared light,... view image

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05.28.14

The 'Serpent' Star-Forming Cloud Spawns Stars

Within the swaddling dust of the Serpens Cloud Core, astronomers are studying one of the youngest collections of star... view image

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05.28.14

Warm Spitzer Sees 'Serpent' Star-Forming Cloud Spawning Stars

Within the swaddling dust of the Serpens Cloud Core, astronomers are studying one of the youngest collections of star... view image

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06.05.13

Bubbles Within Bubbles (annotated)

This infrared image shows a striking example of what is called a hierarchical bubble structure, in which one giant bu... view image

ssc2012-02b

01.10.12

Goings On Around Star-forming Towns

In this new action-packed view of the Cygnus X star-forming region from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, stars can be ... view image

ssc2012-02a

01.10.12

Stars Brewing in Cygnus X

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

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09.14.11

Into the Depths of the Lagoon Nebula

Swirling dust clouds and bright newborn stars dominate the view in this image of the Lagoon nebula from NASAs Spitzer... view image

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06.29.11

Making a Spectacle of Star Formation in Orion

The cosmos sport a pair of infrared shades, as seen in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

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06.14.11

In the Blackest Night, a Green Ring Nebula

This glowing emerald nebula seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is reminiscent of the glowing ring wielded by the ... view image

ssc2011-06a

05.26.11

Stars Adorn Orion's Sword

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what lies near the sword of the constellation Orion -- an active... view image

ssc2011-04a

04.04.11

Undercover Jet Exposed

This image layout shows two views of the same baby star -- at left is a visible-light image, and at right is an infra... view image

ssc2011-03c

02.10.11

Babies in the North America Nebula

Stars at all stages of development, from dusty little tots to young adults, are on display in a new image from NASA's... view image

ssc2011-03a

02.10.11

Changing Face of the North America Nebula

This image layout reveals how the appearance of the North America nebula can change dramatically using different comb... view image

ssc2011-03b

02.10.11

North America Nebula Disappears

This image layout compares visible (left) and infrared views of the North America nebula, taken by the Digitized Sky ... view image

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09.23.10

An Unexpected Scattering of Light

This series of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a dark mass of gas and dust, called a core, where new... view image

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07.28.10

Bright Lights, Green City

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

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07.07.10

Dragon's Lair

A dragon-shaped cloud of dust seems to fly out from a bright explosion in this infrared light image from the Spitzer ... view image

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07.07.10

The Invisible Dragon

A dragon-shaped cloud of dust seems to fly out from a bright explosion in this infrared light image (top) from the Sp... view image

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12.23.09

A Quarter Century of Infrared Astronomy

International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA) Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology view image

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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

ssc2009-15a

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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12.24.08

2-Channel RCW 49

This image of prolific star-forming region RCW 49 exposes breathtaking detail of this dark and dusty region, which is... view image

ssc2008-17a

10.08.08

Stellar Work of Art

This painterly portrait of a star-forming cloud, called NGC 346, is a combination of multiwavelength light from NASA'... view image

ssc2008-15b

07.21.08

Spitzer Reveals Stellar 'Family Tree'

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

ssc2008-15a

07.21.08

Spitzer Reveals Stellar 'Family Tree'

Generations of star formation can be seen in this infrared portrait of W5 from the Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

ssc2008-13a

07.15.08

'Peony Nebula' Star Settles for Silver Medal

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Peony Nebular, which may contain the second brightest star i... view image

ssc2008-09a

05.29.08

Ghostly Stellar Echoes in Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope highlights dramatic changes in phenomena referred to as light echoes a... view image

ssc2008-03a

02.11.08

Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust

Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud ... view image

ssc2008-03b

02.11.08

Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust

Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud ... view image

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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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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08.08.07

Stellar Families: Young Stars in Serpens

The Spitzer Space Telescope reveals embedded young stars in the Serpens South star cluster. 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

ssc2007-07b

04.12.07

Pink Pleiades

The Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades, seem to float on a bed of feathers in a new infrared image from NASA's... view image

ssc2007-07a

04.12.07

The Seven Sisters Pose for Spitzer

The Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades, seem to float on a bed of feathers in a new infrared image from NASA's... 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

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

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

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

ssc2005-14d

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

ssc2005-14c

06.09.05

Cassiopeia A: Death Becomes Her

This stunning multi-mission picture shows off the many sides of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A. It is made up of ... view image

ssc2005-14b

06.09.05

Dead Star Rumbles

This Spitzer Space Telescope composite shows the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (white ball) and surrounding clouds o... view image

ssc2005-14a

06.09.05

A Year in the Life of an Infrared Echo

These Spitzer Space Telescope images, taken one year apart, show the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A and surrounding c... 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

ssc2004-08a

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

ssc2004-06b

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

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

ssc2004-02a

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

ssc2003-06b

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

ssc2003-06f

12.18.03

Embedded Outflow in HH 46/47

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope transforms a dark cloud into a silky translucent veil, revealing the m... 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

   

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