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06.03.08

A Roadmap to the Milky Way

Like early explorers mapping the continents of our globe, astronomers are busy charting the spiral structure of our g... view image

ssc2008-11a8

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 8

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a9

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 9

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a

06.03.08

Spitzer Finds Clarity in the Inner Milky Way

More than 800,000 frames from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were stitched together to create this infrared portrait ... view image

ssc2008-10b

06.03.08

A Roadmap to the Milky Way (Annotated)

Like early explorers mapping the continents of our globe, astronomers are busy charting the spiral structure of our g... view image

sig05-019

10.27.05

A SWIRE Picture is Worth Billions of Years

These spectacular infrared images, taken by the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic (SWIRE) Legacy project, enca... view image

sig05-010a

08.16.05

Milky Way Bar

This artist's rendering shows a view of our own Milky Way Galaxy and its central bar as it might appear if viewed fro... view image

sig05-010

08.16.05

Milky Way Bar (annotated)

This artist's rendering shows a view of our own Milky Way Galaxy and its central bar as it might appear if viewed fro... view image

sig12-002

03.07.12

Finding Bubbles in the Milky Way

A huge team of volunteers from the general public has poured over observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope an... view image

sig11-017

11.23.11

M83 The Milky Ways Smaller Cousin

This spectacular spiral galaxy is known to astronomers as Messier 83. Colloquially, it is also called the Southern P... view image

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11.23.11

A Dusty View of Milky Ways Smaller Cousin

This spectacular spiral galaxy is known to astronomers as Messier 83. Colloquially, it is also called the Southern P... view image

ssc2008-11a2

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 2

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a3

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 3

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a11

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 11

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a4

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 4

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a5

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 5

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a12

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 12

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a13

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 13

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a7

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 7

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a10

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 10

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11b

06.03.08

Inner Milky Way Raging with Star Formation

More than 444,580 frames from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were stitched together to create this portrait of the ra... view image

ssc2014-02a

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

sig10-002

03.10.10

Counting the Youth in a Middle Aged Galaxy

This image is roughly 1/34 of the entire GLIMPSE Survey of our Milky Way galaxy. This small section is riddled with y... view image

sig05-025

12.12.05

A GLIMPSE of the Milky Way

In visible light, the bulk of our Milky Way galaxy's stars are eclipsed behind thick clouds of galactic dust and gas.... view image

ssc2008-11a16

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 16

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a15

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 15

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

sig07-008

05.30.07

Rings Around the Galaxy (Annotated)

Three newly-discovered streams arcing high over the Milky Way Galaxy are remnants of cannibalized galaxies and star c... view image

ssc2008-11a14

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 14

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a1

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 1

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

ssc2008-11a6

06.03.08

GLIMPSE-MIPSGAL Milky Way 6

This is one segment of an infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. More than 800,000 fra... view image

sig12-003

03.07.12

An Audience-Favorite Nebula

If astronomy had its own Academy Awards, then this part of the Milky Way would have been the Favorite Nebula pick for... view image

ssc2006-02a

01.10.06

A Cauldron of Stars at the Galaxy's Center

This dazzling infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows hundreds of thousands of stars crowded into th... view image

ssc2004-16a

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

ssc2006-14a

06.05.06

Andromeda Makes a Splash

This infrared composite image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Andromeda galaxy, a neighbor to our Milky... 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

ssc2009-20a

11.10.09

Great Observatories' Unique Views of the Milky Way

In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, NASA's Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope,... view image

sig11-003

03.18.11

Stars Gather in 'Downtown' Milky Way

A view from the bustling center of our galactic metropolis. Spitzer Space Telescope offers us a fresh, infrared view ... view image

SIRTF_ir_2

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

SIRTF_ir_3a

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

ssc2006-17a

08.28.06

Our Chaotic Neighbor

This vibrant image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our ow... view image

ssc2006-17b

08.28.06

What's Old Is New in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This vibrant image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our ow... 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

sig13-002

04.03.13

Taken Under the "Wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Young stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), one of the closest galaxies to our Milky Way. view image

sig05-023

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

ssc2009-13a

06.10.09

Baby Stars in Galactic Rat's Nest

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows three baby stars in the bustling center of our Milky Wa... view image

sig15-002

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

ssc2005-10b

04.20.05

Alien Asteroid Belt Compared to our Own

This artist's concept illustrates what the night sky might look like from a hypothetical alien planet in a star syste... view image

SIRTF

08.23.03

Spitzer Rendered against an Infrared (100 Micron) Sky

Spitzer seen against the infrared sky. The band of light is the glowing dust emission from the Milky Way galaxy seen ... view image

ssc2007-13c1

08.06.07

Galactic Pileup (no planet)

This artist's concept illustrates one of the largest smash-ups of galaxies ever observed. NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... view image

ssc2012-01b

01.10.12

A Dwarf Galaxy's Star Bar and Dusty Wing

Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light, is one of the biggest satellite galaxies of our home galaxy, though ... view image

ssc2007-13c

08.06.07

Galactic Pileup

This artist's concept shows what the night sky might look like from a hypothetical planet around a star tossed out of... view image

ssc2013-05d1

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

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

ssc2007-11b

05.30.07

Distance to Dark Bodies

Using the unique orbit of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and a depth-perceiving trick called parallax, astronomers ha... view image

ssc2013-05a

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

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

sig08-008

06.23.08

The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946)

NGC 6946, or "The Fireworks Galaxy", is one of about a dozen nearby neighbors to the Milky Way. It is located approxi... 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

sig14-013

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

ssc2004-12a

06.28.04

Morphology of Our Galaxy's Twin

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured these infrared images of a nearby spiral galaxy that resembles our own Mi... view image

sig14-020

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

sig12-008

08.02.12

Hot and Cold in the M100 Galaxy

The galaxy Messier 100, or M100, shows its swirling spiral in this infrared image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.... view image

sig12-007

08.02.12

The Swirling Arms of the M100 Galaxy

The galaxy Messier 100, or M100, shows its swirling spiral in this infrared image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.... view image

ssc2010-09a

10.27.10

Extragalactic Space Balls

For the first time, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected little spheres of carbon, called buckyballs, in a gal... view image

ssc2009-08b

04.03.09

M33: A Close Neighbor Reveals its True Size and Splendor

One of our closest galactic neighbors shows its awesome beauty in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

ssc2009-08a

04.03.09

M33: A Close Neighbor Reveals its True Size and Splendor

One of our closest galactic neighbors shows its awesome beauty in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

ssc2009-03b

02.10.09

Spiral Galaxy M101 - NASA's Great Observatories

Three views of the galaxy Messier 101 show a swirling spiral of stars, gas, and dust. Messier 101 is nearly twice as ... view image

sig11-018

12.12.11

Dragonfish Coming At You in Infrared

This turbulent region, jam-packed with stars, is home to some of the most luminous massive stars in our Milky Way gal... view image

sig14-010b

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

ssc2009-17a

08.12.09

Trigger-Happy Cloud

This composite image, combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope shows the star... 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

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

ssc2019-13a

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

sig06-016

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

ssc2004-15c

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

sig05-024

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

ssc2020-14a

08.25.20

W51

The star-forming nebula W51 is one of the largest "star factories" in the Milky Way galaxy. Interstellar dust blocks ... view image

ssc2009-13b

06.10.09

Telltale Signs of Stellar Youth

These data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a newborn star at the center of our Milky Way. Our galaxy's cor... view image

sig05-001

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

sig10-025

12.23.10

Maffei 2: The Hidden Galaxy

Maffei 2 is the poster child for an infrared galaxy that is almost invisible to optical telescopes. Foreground dust c... view image

ssc2008-12a

07.10.08

Super-Starburst Galaxy

The green and red splotch in this image is the most active star-making galaxy in the very distant universe. Nicknamed... view image

ssc2005-19b

09.27.05

Spitzer and Hubble Team up to Find 'Big Baby' Galaxies in the Distant Universe

This image demonstrates how data from two of NASA's Great Observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, are... view image

sig06-019

07.24.06

Black Hole Spills Kaleidoscope of Color

This new composite image from NASA's Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows a giant jet of particles that... view image

sig14-009

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

sig11-007

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

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

ssc2009-14a

07.23.09

Coiled Creature of the Night

The galaxy NGC 1097 is located 50 million light-years away. It is spiral-shaped with long, spindly arms of stars. The... view image

sig08-015

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

ssc2004-01a

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

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

sig16-17

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

ssc2008-07a

04.10.08

Globular Cluster Omega Centauri Looks Radiant in Infrared

A cluster brimming with millions of stars glistens like an iridescent opal in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Te... 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

ssc2012-13a

10.03.12

Cepheids as Cosmology Tools

This graph illustrates the Cepheid period-luminosity relationship, which scientists use to calculate the size, age an... 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

sig11-009

07.20.11

A Twisted Star-Forming Web in the Galaxy IC 342

Looking like a spiders web swirled into a spiral, the galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this ima... view image

sig11-010

07.20.11

A Twisted Dust Web in the Galaxy IC 342

Looking like a spiders web swirled into a spiral, the galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this ima... view image

ssc2007-13a

08.06.07

Whopper Galaxy Collision

One of the biggest galaxy collisions ever observed is taking place at the center of this image. The four white blobs ... view image

ssc2007-13b

08.06.07

Fearsome Foursome: A Huge Galactic Merger

One of the biggest galaxy collisions ever observed is taking place at the center of this image. The four yellow blobs... view image

   

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