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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

ssc2019-06a

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

ssc2019-05a

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

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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

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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

ssc2019-04a

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

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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

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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

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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

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11.16.18

Supernova Remnant G54

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

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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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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

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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

ssc2018-05a

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

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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

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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

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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

ssc2017-07b

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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04.14.16

The Spider Nebula

The spider part of "The Spider and the Fly" nebulae, IC 417 abounds in star formation, as seen in this infrared image... view image

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01.07.16

Galaxy Cluster IDCS J1426

Astronomers have made the most detailed study yet of an extremely massive young galaxy cluster using three of NASA's ... view image

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01.06.16

'Eta twins' in Galaxy M83

Hubble view of M83 -- the only galaxy known to host two potential "Eta twins." Its high rate of star formation increa... view image

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01.05.16

Bow Shocks in Space G054.32

Bow shocks thought to mark the paths of massive, speeding stars are highlighted in this image from NASA's Spitzer Spa... view image

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01.05.16

Bow Shocks in Space G050.35

Bow shocks thought to mark the paths of massive, speeding stars are highlighted in this image from NASA's Spitzer Spa... view image

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01.05.16

Bow Shocks in Space G106.63

Bow shocks thought to mark the paths of massive, speeding stars are highlighted in this image from NASA's Wide-field ... view image

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11.03.15

A Giant Gathering of Galaxies

The galaxy cluster called MOO J1142+1527 can be seen here as it existed when light left it 8.5 billion years ago. The... view image

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09.10.15

What Feeds the Beast in a Galaxy Cluster? (annotated)

A massive cluster of galaxies, called SpARCS1049+56, can be seen in this multi-wavelength view from NASA's Hubble and... view image

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09.10.15

What Feeds the Beast in a Galaxy Cluster?

A massive cluster of galaxies, called SpARCS1049+56, can be seen in this multi-wavelength view from NASA's Hubble and... view image

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08.20.15

Twelve Years of Spitzer Images

This montage displays an image released from each year of operation of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Now celebratin... view image

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08.19.15

Seeing Beyond the 'Monkey Head'

Scores of baby stars shrouded by dust are revealed in this infrared image of the star-forming region NGC 2174, as see... view image

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07.30.15

Location of Nearest Rocky Exoplanet Known

This sky map shows the location of the star HD 219134, host to the nearest confirmed rocky planet found to date outsi... view image

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07.02.15

Cosmic Sparklers

This new composite image of stellar cluster NGC 1333 combines X-rays from NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink); inf... view image

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03.23.15

Embryonic Star's Outburst

Infrared images from instruments at Kitt Peak National Observatory (left) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope document... view image

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01.27.15

Evolution of a Massive Star

This series of images show three evolutionary phases of massive star formation, as pictured in infrared images from N... view image

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01.27.15

Finding 'Yellowballs' in our Milky Way

Volunteers using the web-based Milky Way Project brought star-forming features nicknamed "yellowballs" to the attenti... 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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12.12.14

Galactic Gathering Gives Sparkling Light Display

At this time of year, holiday parties often include festive lights. When galaxies get together, they also may be surr... view image

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12.05.14

A Flood of Gas (Annotated)

A new feature in the evolution of galaxies has been captured in this image of galactic interactions. view image

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10.22.14

Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

The ghostly structures highlighting the peculiar patterns of orbiting stars in the center of the galaxy NGC 1292 stan... view image

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10.22.14

Ring of Stellar Fire

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, shows where the action is taking place in g... view image

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10.15.14

Sluggish Galaxy Grows Stars Slowly

A small galaxy, called Sextans A, is shown here in a multi-wavelength mosaic captured by the European Space Agency's ... view image

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09.09.14

Take a Splash Into the Cosmos

Millions of galaxies populate the patch of sky known as the COSMOS field, short for Cosmic Evolution Survey, a portio... view image

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08.21.14

Supernova Seen In Two Lights

The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray l... view image

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07.02.14

Black Hole Jets Make Shock Waves

A composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4258 showing X-ray emission observed with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory... view image

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07.02.14

Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display

A galaxy about 23 million light-years away is the site of impressive, ongoing, fireworks. Rather than paper, powder, ... view image

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06.19.14

I Spy a Little Asteroid With My Infrared Eye

This image of asteroid 2011 MD was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in Feb. 2014, over a period of 20 hours. T... view image

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06.12.14

Foreground Clusters Magnify Distant Galaxies

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with the Hubble Space Telescope to conduct the Spitzer UltRaFaint Survey... view image

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06.04.14

Dissecting Dust from Detonation of Dead Star

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows N103B -- all that remains from a supernova that explode... 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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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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05.21.14

Dense, Dusty Cores Up Close

Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. The ... view image

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05.21.14

Mapping the Densest Dusty Cloud Cores

Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. The ... view image

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05.21.14

Dark Clouds on the Milky Way's Horizon

The large cloud looms in the very center of this image of the galactic plane from Spitzer. A new study takes advantag... view image

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05.15.14

Coyote Head Nebula Does Not Approve

This striking star formation region, mapped in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, was recently spotted... view image

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05.07.14

The Flame Nebula

A star cluster in the center of the Flame Nebula about 1,400 light years from Earth. view image

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04.25.14

Cold and Quick: a Fast-Moving Brown Dwarf

This 4-panel image shows the coldest brown dwarf yet seen, and the fourth closest system to our sun. Called WISE J085... view image

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04.23.14

Professional and Amateur Quartet of Galaxies

A new collaboration combines data from amateur astronomers with data from NASA mission archives. view image

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03.27.14

Distant Galaxies Lensed by Cluster J0717

J0717 isn't just a large cluster of galaxies; astronomers are using it like a giant telephoto lens attachment to stud... view image

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03.20.14

GLIMPSE the Galaxy All the Way Around

A new panorama from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows us our galaxy's plane all the way around us in infrared light. view image

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02.26.14

M82 Galaxy with Supernova

The supernova SN 2014J is seen in this image near its peak brightness in the first week of February 2014. It appears ... view image

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02.26.14

The Cigar Galaxy M82

This image shows M82, also known as the "Cigar galaxy," in infrared light, as observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... view image

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02.26.14

Seeing Through a Veil of Dust

The closest supernova of its kind to be observed in the last few decades has sparked a global observing campaign invo... view image

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02.20.14

The Shocking Behavior of a Speedy Star

The antics of a speeding star are on display in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

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01.29.14

Development of Massive Elliptical Galaxies

This graphic shows the evolutionary sequence in the growth of massive elliptical galaxies over 13 billion years, as g... view image

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12.18.13

Galactic Metropolis

The large white and yellow dots in this picture are stars in our galaxy, while the rest of the smaller dots are dista... view image

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11.14.13

A Galaxy on the Edge

The thin edge of a distant spiral galaxy appears in sharp relief in the new image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.... view image

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11.14.13

Two Galaxies Masquerading as One

What might look like a colossal jet shooting away from a galaxy turns out to be an illusion. New data from the Nation... view image

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11.11.13

Bubbly Newborn Star

Combined observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillime... view image

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10.28.13

Death Beckons Three Aging Stars

This trio of ghostly images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the disembodied remains of dying stars called p... view image

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10.28.13

Ghost of Jupiter Nebula

The Ghost of Jupiter, also known as NGC 3242, is located roughly 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Hydra. view image

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10.28.13

Little Dumbbell Nebula

This planetary nebula, known as NGC 650 or the Little Dumbbell, is about 2,500 light-years from Earth in the Perseus ... view image

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10.28.13

Exposed Cranium Nebula

This planetary nebula, located roughly 5,000 light-years away in the Vela constellation, is host to a hot, massive dy... view image

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09.10.13

Spitzer Spies a Comet Coma and Tail

With the help of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered that what was thought to be a large aste... view image

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09.10.13

Spitzer Spies a Comet Coma and Tail

This image represents a more elaborate image processing step, in which the glow of the coma has been removed based on... view image

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09.10.13

Spitzer Spies a Comet Coma and Tail

Don Quixote's coma and tail -- features of comets -- as revealed in infrared light by Spitzer. The coma appears as a ... view image

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08.22.13

The Barred Sculptor Galaxy

The spectacular swirling arms and central bar of the Sculptor galaxy are revealed in this new view from NASAs Spitzer... view image

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08.22.13

The Tortured Clouds of Eta Carinae

Massive stars can wreak havoc on their surroundings, as can be seen in this new view of the Carina nebula from NASAs ... view image

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08.01.13

Monster in the Middle: Brightest Cluster Galaxy

This image shows two of the galaxy clusters observed by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Spitzer Space ... view image

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07.23.13

Spitzer Eyes Comet ISON

These images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of Comet ISON were taken on June 13, when ISON was 310 million miles... view image

ssc2013-05b

06.05.13

Stars Shoot Jets in Cosmic Playground

Dozens of newborn stars sprouting jets from their dusty cocoons have been spotted in images from NASA's Spitzer Space... view image

ssc2013-05c

06.05.13

Life and Death Intermingled

In what may look to some like an undersea image of coral and seaweed, a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... view image

ssc2013-05d

06.05.13

Galaxies in Hiding

There are nearly 200 galaxies within the marked circles in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. These are ... view image

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06.05.13

Galaxies in Hiding

There are nearly 200 galaxies in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. These are part of the Perseus-Pisces... 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

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05.24.13

Infrared Iris

This cloud of glowing gas is the Iris nebula, as seen in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The main c... view image

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05.16.13

Galactic Wheels within Wheels

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the double-ringed galaxy Messier 94. Just outside the b... view image

   

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