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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

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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

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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

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02.12.07

Comets Kick Up Dust in Helix Nebula

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed b... view image

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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

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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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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

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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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11.30.06

Red Giant Plunging Through Space

This image from the Spitzer Space Telescope (left panel) shows the "bow shock" of a dying star named R Hydrae (R Hya)... view image

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10.24.06

Seeing Stars in Serpens

Infant stars are glowing gloriously in this infrared image of the Serpens star-forming region, captured by NASA's Spi... view image

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10.03.06

A Star's Close Encounter

The potential planet-forming disk (or "protoplanetary disk") of a sun-like star is being violently ripped away by the... 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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04.05.06

Circle of Ashes

This plot tells astronomers that a pulsar, the remnant of a stellar explosion, is surrounded by a disk of its own ash... view image

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02.08.06

Little Dust Grains in Giant Stellar Disks

This graph of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the composition of a monstrous disk of what may be plane... view image

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01.11.06

Evidence for Comets Found in Dead Star

This graph of data, or spectrum, from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope indicates that a dead star, or white dwarf, call... view image

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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

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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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12.20.05

Life's Starting Materials Found in Dusty Disk

This graph, or spectrum, from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells astronomers that some of the most basic ingredient... view image

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12.14.05

The Invisible Disk

Astronomers can detect the presence of disks of dust orbiting distant stars by measuring how the combined light from ... 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

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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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10.20.05

Planet Clumps and Crystals Around Brown Dwarfs

This graph of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the spectra (middle four lines) of dusty disks around fo... view image

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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

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04.20.05

Super-Comet or Big Asteroid Belt

This graph of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope demonstrates that the dust around a nearby star called HD 6983... view image

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03.22.05

The Language of Planetary Light

This graph of data from NASA's Spitzer Space telescope shows changes in the infrared light output of two star-planet ... view image

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03.15.05

Double Helix Nebula

The double helix nebula as revelaed in the infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The spots are infrared-luminou... view image

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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

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01.10.05

Tiny Particles, So Far Away

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope recently captured these images of the star Vega, located 25 light years away in the co... view image

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12.09.04

Debris Disks Around Sun-Like Stars AU Microscopii and HD 107146

Debris disks are shown here around two stars, one a small red dwarf, the other like our sun but much younger. view image

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12.09.04

Planets Point to Dust

This graph of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope indicates that stars with known planets (blue) are more likely... view image

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12.09.04

Is There Anybody Home?

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope recently captured these infrared images of six older stars with known planets. The yel... view image

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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

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11.09.04

Spitzer Spectrum of Ices in a Protoplanetary Disc

Astronomers have made the first clear detection of a variety of ices -- water, ammonium, and carbon dioxide -- in the... 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

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10.18.04

Spitzer Detects Surprisingly Large Rings of Dust

This graph shows the extent of planetary debris discs around nearby stars of various ages, as measured by NASA's Spit... view image

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10.12.04

Galactic Fossil Found Behind Curtain of Dust

This image mosaic shows the same patch of sky in various wavelengths of light. While the visible-light image (left) s... view image

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10.12.04

Spitzer Digs Up Galactic Fossil

This infrared image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a globular cluster previously hidden in the dusty p... view image

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10.06.04

Kepler's Supernova Remnant: Views from Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer

These images represent views of Kepler's supernova remnant taken in X-rays, visible light, and infrared radiation. Th... view image

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10.06.04

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)

Johannes Kepler documented the explosion of a supernova in 1604, which was the last such event observed in our Milky ... view image

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10.06.04

NASA's Great Observatories Provide a Detailed View of Kepler's Supernova Remnant

NASA's three Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Ob... view image

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07.02.04

Planetary Building Blocks Found in Surprising Place

This graph of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows that an extraordinarily low-mass brown dwarf, or "failed... view image

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06.01.04

Hidden Black Holes

Astronomers have probed the deep sky with NASA's three Great Observatories for hidden black holes and come to the con... view image

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06.01.04

Infrared Detective to the Rescue

In a collaborative effort between NASA's three Great Observatories, astronomers have solved a cosmic mystery by ident... view image

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05.27.04

Spectra Show Protoplanetary Disk Structures

How can you tell if a star has a protoplanetary disk around it, when the disk is too small to image directly? Using t... view image

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05.27.04

Spitzer Spectra of Protoplanetary Disks

Using sensitive instruments onboard NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have seen the first building blocks of... view image

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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12.18.03

Fomalhaut Circumstellar Disk

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope has obtained the first infrared images of the dust disc surrounding Fomalhaut, the 1... view image

 

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