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ssc2020-12a

06.22.20

HIP 67522 b: The Youngest Known Hot Jupiter

This artwork illustrates the newly-discovered the exoplanet HIP 67522 b, which appears to be the youngest hot Jupiter... view image

ssc2020-11b

04.29.20

Sizes of Black Holes in Galaxy OJ 287 Relative to the Solar System

Two supermassive black holes are locked in an orbital dance at the core of the distant galaxy OJ 287. This diagram sh... view image

ssc2020-11a

04.28.20

Black Hole Disk Flare in Galaxy OJ 287

This image shows two massive black holes in the OJ 287 galaxy. The smaller black hole orbits the larger one, which is... view image

ssc2020-10a

04.17.20

Spitzer California Nebula Mosaic

This series of image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope on Jan. 25, 2020, shows part of the California Nebula, w... view image

ssc2020-10b

04.17.20

Spitzer California Nebula Mosaic Callout

This image shows the section of the nebula captured by Spitzer in the context of a larger, visible-light image of the... view image

ssc2020-09a

04.09.20

Windy Brown Dwarf

For the first time, scientists have directly measured wind speed on a brown dwarf, pictured here in an illustration. ... view image

ssc2020-09b

04.09.20

Brown Dwarf Comparison

Brown dwarfs are more massive than planets but not quite as massive as stars. Generally speaking, they have between 1... view image

ssc2020-04b

01.28.20

Kelt-9b: The Hottest Hot Jupiter (Tall)

This artist's concept shows planet KELT-9b orbiting its host star, KELT-9. It is the hottest gas giant planet discove... view image

ssc2020-04a

01.28.20

Kelt-9b: The Hottest Hot Jupiter (Wide)

This artist's concept shows planet KELT-9b orbiting its host star, KELT-9. It is the hottest gas giant planet discove... view image

ssc2020-06b

01.27.20

Tarantula Nebula Spitzer 3-Color Image

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Tarantula Nebula in three wavelengths of infrared light, eac... view image

ssc2020-06c

01.27.20

Tarantula Nebula Spitzer 3-Color Image (Annotated)

This image shows the location of Supernova 1987A and the starburst region R136 where massive stars form at a signific... view image

ssc2020-06a

01.27.20

Tarantula Nebula Spitzer 2-Color Image

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Tarantula Nebula in two wavelengths of infrared light, each ... view image

ssc2020-05a

01.24.20

Spitzer in Space: Final Voyage

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear to an observer at the e... view image

ssc2020-05b

01.24.20

Spitzer in Space: Final Voyage (Portrait)

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear to an observer at the e... view image

ssc2020-05d

01.24.20

Spitzer in Space: Infrared Final Voyage

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear at the end of its missi... view image

ssc2020-05c

01.24.20

Spitzer in Space: Infrared Final Voyage (Portrait)

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear at the end of its missi... view image

ssc2019-18a

12.19.19

Perseus Molecular Cloud

A collection of gas and dust over 500 light-years across, the Perseus Molecular Cloud hosts an abundance of young sta... view image

ssc2019-17a

10.30.19

The Jack-o-Lantern Nebula

This carved-out cloud of gas and dust has been nicknamed the "Jack-o'-lantern Nebula" because it looks like a cosmic ... view image

ssc2019-17b

10.30.19

The Jack-o-Lantern Nebula

This carved-out cloud of gas and dust has been nicknamed the "Jack-o'-lantern Nebula" because it looks like a cosmic ... view image

ssc2019-16a1

09.30.19

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere!

This cloud of gas and dust in space is full of bubbles inflated by wind and radiation from massive young stars. Each ... view image

ssc2019-16b

09.30.19

Bow Shocks Between the Bubbles

These four images show bow shocks, or arcs of warm dust formed as winds from fast-moving stars push aside dust grains... view image

ssc2019-16a

09.30.19

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere! (Annotated)

This cloud of gas and dust is full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from massive young stars. Yel... view image

ssc2019-15d

08.27.19

M81 Galaxy by Starlight

The nearby spiral galaxy, Messier 81 (M81) is shown in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This image sho... view image

ssc2019-15b

08.27.19

Full Infrared View of the M81 Galaxy

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

ssc2019-15c

08.27.19

The Dust of Galaxy M81

Wispy patterns of dust trace the spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space ... view image

ssc2019-15a

08.27.19

Galaxy M81 in Infrared, Revisited

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

ssc2019-14c

08.19.19

Dark World (Full)

This artist's illustration depicts the exoplanet LHS 3844b, which is 1.3 times the mass of Earth and orbits an M dwar... view image

ssc2019-14b

08.19.19

Detecting the Infrared Glow of a Dark World

This infographic illustrates how astronomers using NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope observations of the LHS 3844b system... view image

ssc2019-14a

08.19.19

Dark World

This artist's illustration depicts the exoplanet LHS 3844b, which is 1.3 times the mass of Earth and orbits an M dwar... view image

ssc2019-13a

08.07.19

Perfectly Sideways Galaxy

Galaxy NGC 5866 lies 44 million light-years from Earth and has a diameter of roughly 60,000 light-years a little mor... view image

ssc2019-12a

07.02.19

NASA's Great Observatories Probe New Class of Exoplanet

This artist's illustration shows the theoretical internal structure of the exoplanet GJ 3470 b. It is unlike any plan... view image

ssc2019-11a

06.26.19

The Whirlpool Galaxy in Visible Light

This image shows the Whirlpool galaxy, also known as Messier 51 and NGC 5194/5195, which is actually a pair of galaxi... view image

ssc2019-11d

06.26.19

The Infrared Whirlpool Galaxy

This image shows the Whirlpool galaxy, also known as Messier 51 and NGC 5194/5195, which is actually a pair of galaxi... view image

ssc2019-11c

06.26.19

The Whirlpool Galaxy in Infrared Light

This image shows the Whirlpool galaxy, also known as Messier 51 and NGC 5194/5195, which is actually a pair of galaxi... view image

ssc2019-11b

06.26.19

The Whirlpool Galaxy in Visible and Infrared Light

This image shows the Whirlpool galaxy, also known as Messier 51 and NGC 5194/5195, which is actually a pair of galaxi... view image

ssc2019-09a

06.04.19

Spitzer Final Voyage Poster

A poster celebrating Spitzer Final Voyage. On January 30th 2020, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will complete its mis... view image

ssc2019-08d

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

ssc2019-08a

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

ssc2019-08c

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

ssc2019-06b

05.08.19

First Galaxy Illustration Approximation

This artist's illustration shows what one of the very first galaxies in the universe might have looked like. High lev... view image

ssc2019-06a

05.08.19

A Field of Galaxies Seen by Spitzer and Hubble

This deep-field view of the sky, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, is dominated by galaxies - including some v... view image

ssc2019-05c

04.25.19

Spitzer Captures Messier 87

The galaxy M87 looks like a hazy, blue space-puff in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. At the galaxy's ... view image

ssc2019-05b

04.25.19

Spitzer Captures Messier 87 (Jets)

The galaxy M87, imaged here by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, is home to a supermassive black hole that spews two je... view image

ssc2019-05a

04.25.19

Spitzer Captures Messier 87 (EHT)

This wide-field image of the galaxy M87 was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The top inset shows a close-up o... 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

ssc2019-03b

02.27.19

Galaxy Merger VII Zw 96

This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 6786 (right) and UGC 11415 (left), also collectively called... view image

ssc2019-03c

02.27.19

Galaxy Merger Arp 302

This image shows two merging galaxies known as Arp 302, also called VV 340. In these images, different colors corresp... view image

ssc2019-03a

02.27.19

Galaxy Merger Arp86

This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 7752 (larger) and NGC 7753 (smaller), also collectively cal... view image

ssc2018-16a

11.16.18

Supernova Remnant G54

This image of supernova remnant G54.1+0.3 includes radio, infrared and X-ray light. 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

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

ssc2018-10a

08.09.18

Ultrahot Jupiter WASP-121b

These simulated views of the ultrahot Jupiter WASP-121b show what the planet might look like to the human eye from fi... view image

ssc2018-09a

08.02.18

Spitzer Spies Supernova Remnant HBH3

Thin, red veins of energized gas mark the location of the supernova remnant HBH3 in this image from NASA's Spitzer Sp... view image

ssc2018-08c

06.16.18

TDE observed in Arp299B

A diagram showing the components of the TDE observed in Arp299B. view image

ssc2018-08a

06.15.18

A Tidal Disruption Event in Arp299B

An image of the galaxy Arp299B, which is undergoing a merging process with Arp299A, captured by NASA's Hubble space t... view image

ssc2018-08b

06.15.18

Black Hole vs. Star: A Tidal Disruption Event (Artist's Concept)

An artist's concept of a tidal disruption event (TDE) that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive... view image

ssc2018-04a

02.05.18

Illustration of TRAPPIST-1 Planets as of Feb. 2018

This illustration shows the seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1. The image does not show the planets' orbits to sc... view image

ssc2018-04b2

02.05.18

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup - Feb. 2018 (unannotated)

This artist's concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the pla... view image

ssc2018-04b1

02.05.18

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup - Feb. 2018

This artist's concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the pla... view image

ssc2018-04d

02.05.18

TRAPPIST-1 Compared to Jovian Moons and Inner Solar System - Feb. 2018

All seven planets discovered in orbit around the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 could easily fit inside the orbit of Mercu... view image

ssc2018-04e

02.05.18

Comparing TRAPPIST-1 to the Solar System

This graph presents known properties of the seven TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets (labeled b thorugh h), showing how they stack... view image

ssc2018-04c

02.05.18

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Data - Feb. 2018

This chart shows, on the top row, artist concepts of the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 with their orbital periods, dist... view image

ssc2018-05a

01.31.18

Arp 142: The Penguin and the Egg

This image of distant interacting galaxies, known collectively as Arp 142, bears an uncanny resemblance to a penguin ... view image

ssc2018-03a

01.22.18

"Wrong-way" Winds on CoRoT-2b

This illustration depicts the strange case of the backwards hotspot researchers have found on the hot exoplanet known... view image

ssc2017-18a

11.29.17

WASP-18b Artist's Concept

WASP-18b is an exoplanet located 325 light-years from Earth. The planet's mass is 10 times that of Jupiter, and it or... view image

ssc2017-17a

11.16.17

55 Cancri e with Atmosphere

The super-Earth exoplanet 55 Cancri e, depicted with its star in this artist's concept, likely has an atmosphere thic... view image

ssc2017-16a

11.01.17

Polluted White Dwarf

This artist's concept shows an exoplanet and debris disk orbiting a polluted white dwarf. view image

ssc2017-15a

10.30.17

Starburst Chart

Over their individual histories, the vast majority of galaxies are thought to produce stars at relatively slow rates.... view image

ssc2017-14a

10.16.17

Spitzer Sees Flicker of Neutron Star Collision

NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has provisionally detected the faint afterglow of the explosive merger of two neutron s... view image

ssc2017-14a1

10.16.17

Infrared View of NGC 4993, Host Galaxy to a Neutron Star Merger

NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has provisionally detected the faint afterglow of the explosive merger of two neutron s... view image

ssc2017-14a2

10.16.17

Flicker of A Neutron Star Merger in Infrared Light

NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has provisionally detected the faint afterglow of the explosive merger of two neutron s... view image

ssc2017-12a

10.11.17

Giant Exoplanet and Debris Disk

This artist's rendering shows a large exoplanet causing small bodies to collide in a disk of dust. view image

ssc2017-11a

10.04.17

Dusty Ring Around Boyajians Star

This illustration depicts a hypothetical uneven ring of dust orbitingKIC 8462852, also known as Boyajians Star or Tab... view image

ssc2017-10a

08.17.17

Brown Dwarf Weather

This artist's concept shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune and the oth... view image

ssc2017-09a

08.11.17

TRAPPIST-1 System - Artist Concept

This illustration shows what the TRAPPIST-1 system might look like from a vantage point near planet TRAPPIST-1f. view image

ssc2017-07a

05.25.17

Massive Star Goes Out With a Whimper Instead of a Bang (Artist's Concept)

Every second a star somewhere out in the universe explodes as a supernova. But some extremely massive stars go out wi... view image

ssc2017-07b

05.25.17

Massive Star Goes Out With a Whimper Instead of a Bang

This pair of visible-light and near-infrared photos from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the giant star N6946-BH1... view image

ssc2017-06a

05.11.17

Warm Neptune HAT-P-26b

The atmosphere of the distant "warm Neptune" HAT-P-26b, illustrated here, is unexpectedly primitive, composed primari... view image

ssc2017-05a

05.10.17

Crab Nebula from Five Observatories

In the summer of the year 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers saw a new "guest star," that appeared six times brighter than ... view image

ssc2017-05a1

05.10.17

Crab Nebula from Five Observatories

In the summer of the year 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers saw a new "guest star," that appeared six times brighter than ... view image

ssc2017-03a

04.26.17

Iceball Planet Artist's Concept

This artist's concept shows OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb, a planet discovered through a technique called microlensing. The pl... view image

ssc2017-01c

02.22.17

Surface of TRAPPIST-1f

Imagine standing on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. This artist's concept is one interpretation of what it ... view image

ssc2017-01h

02.22.17

The TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

The TRAPPIST-1 system contains a total of seven planets, all around the size of Earth.Three of them -- TRAPPIST-1e, f... view image

ssc2017-01g

02.22.17

TRAPPIST-1 Comparison to Solar System and Jovian Moons

All seven planets discovered in orbit around the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 could easily fit inside the orbit of Mercu... view image

ssc2017-01f

02.22.17

TRAPPIST-1 Statistics Table

This chart shows, on the top row, artist conceptions of the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 with their orbital periods, d... view image

ssc2017-01a

02.22.17

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup

This artist's conception shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about thei... view image

ssc2017-01d

02.22.17

Transit Illustration of TRAPPIST-1

This illustration shows the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets as they might look as viewed from Earth using a fictional, incre... view image

ssc2017-01e

02.22.17

500 Hours of Spitzer Observations of TRAPPIST-1

This data plot shows infrared observations by NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope of a system of seven planets orbiting TRA... view image

ssc2017-01i

02.22.17

The Discovery of TRAPPIST-1 Planets

The first observations of the TRAPPIST-1 system reported in 2016 revealed three planets orbiting a small, red-dwarf s... view image

ssc2017-01b

02.21.17

Abstract Concept of TRAPPIST-1 System

The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. This artist's concept appeared on... view image

sig16-19

11.10.16

Brown Dwarf Microlensing Diagram

Two space-based telescopes teamed up with ground-based observatories to observe a microlensing event caused by a brow... view image

sig16-20

11.10.16

Brown Dwarf Microlensing Illustration

This illustration depicts a newly discovered brown dwarf, an object that weighs in somewhere between our solar system... view image

sig16-20a

11.10.16

Brown Dwarf System

This illustration depicts a newly discovered brown dwarf, an object that weighs in somewhere between our solar system... view image

sig16-18

09.28.16

'Pandora's Cluster' Seen by Spitzer

This image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744, also called Pandora's Cluster, was taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The... view image

sig16-17

09.08.16

'Enterprise' Nebulae Seen by Spitzer

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the TV series "Star Trek," which first aired September 8th,1966, a new infra... view image

sig16-16

09.08.16

'Enterprise' Nebulae Seen by Spitzer (annotated)

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the TV series "Star Trek," which first aired September 8th,1966, a new infra... view image

sig16-15

08.29.16

Age-Defying Star

An age-defying star called IRAS 19312+1950 exhibits features characteristic of a very young star and a very old star.... view image

sig16-14

08.26.16

Spitzer Beyond

This artist's concept shows NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Spitzer begins its "Beyond" mission phase on Oct. 1, 2016... view image

sig16-13

08.26.16

Spitzer's Journey

This diagram shows how the different phases of Spitzers mission relate to its location relative to the Earth over time. view image

   

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