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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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10.24.12

Unmasking a Hidden Glow

Researchers were able to detect this background glow, which spreads across the whole sky, by masking out light from g... view image

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10.24.12

Unmasking a Hidden Glow

This image shows a mysterious, background infrared glow captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

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10.03.12

Climbing the Cosmic Distance Ladder

Astronomers using NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope have greatly improved the cosmic distance ladder used to measure the ... view image

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09.19.12

A Glimmer from a Dark Cosmic Era

With the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astr... view image

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06.07.12

First Structures in the Distant Universe

Astronomers have uncovered the patterns of light that appear to be from the first stars and galaxies that formed in t... view image

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01.12.11

Galactic City at the Edge of the Universe

The growing galactic metropolis, named COSMOS-AzTEC3, is the most distant known massive "proto-cluster" of galaxies, ... view image

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11.24.10

Bent Galactic Jets

Astronomers have caught sight of an unusual galaxy that, like a lighthouse, has illuminated new details about a celes... view image

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05.11.10

Galactic Metropolis

In this recent deep excavation, courtesy of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have unearthed what may be th... view image

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10.25.08

Missing Black Holes Found!

Astronomers have unmasked hundreds of black holes hiding deep inside dusty galaxies billions of light-years away. view image

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10.25.07

Stacks of Light

These two images show "stacked" Chandra images for two different classes of distant, massive galaxy detected with Spi... view image

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09.06.07

Hubble and Spitzer Uncover Smallest Galaxy Building Blocks

In this image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, several objects are identified as the faintest, most compact galaxies e... view image

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07.04.07

Comet Galaxy in Abell 2667

The "Comet Galaxy, " part of the galaxy cluster Abell 2667, is the bright red object seen to the left of the cluster ... view image

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05.30.07

Depth Perception in Space

This artist's concept shows how astronomers use the unique orbit of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and a depth-percei... view image

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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

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12.18.06

Brief History of the Universe

This artist's timeline chronicles the history of the universe, from its explosive beginning to its mature, present-da... view image

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12.18.06

The Universe's First Fireworks

These images reveal a background glow of light from a period of time when the universe was less than one billion year... view image

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05.10.06

Finding Faint Galaxies

When one galaxy wont do the trick, perhaps 20,000 will do. Stacking faint galaxies seen at 24 microns (left, blue) al... view image

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11.02.05

Fiery First Stars

The top panel is an image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of stars and galaxies in the constellation Draco, cover... view image

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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

   

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