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10.09.07

Dust in the Wind of Quasar PG2112+059

An Infrared spectrum taken by Spitzer shows dust in the wind of a distant quasar. Where did all this dust come from ... view image

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10.09.07

Dust in the Quasar Wind

Dusty grains -- including tiny specks of the minerals found in the gemstones peridot, sapphires, and rubies -- can be... view image

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08.16.07

Dust in Hell

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected dust grains mingling with blazing hot gas at temperatu... view image

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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

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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

ssc2007-11a

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

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

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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

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04.20.06

Stacking Images To Find Faint Sources

This graphic demonstrates how the 24 micron images (shown in blue) of over 20,000 faint galaxies were added up to cre... view image

ssc2006-06b

02.15.06

Galatic Hearts of Glass

This artist's concept shows the violent core of a pair of colliding galaxies and the delicate greenish crystals that ... view image

ssc2006-06a

02.15.06

Crystal Storm in Distant Galaxy

This graph of infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells astronomers that a distant galaxy called IRAS 0... view image

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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

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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

ssc2005-15a

07.28.05

Charting Ingredients for Life

This graph, or spectrum, charts light from a faraway galaxy located 10 billion light years from Earth. It tracks mid-... view image

ssc2005-08b

03.01.05

Shimmering in Infrared Light

This artist's conception shows what a dusty and bright galaxy located billions of light-years away might look like cl... view image

ssc2005-08a

03.01.05

Fingerprints in the Light

This graph, or spectrum, shows the light from a dusty, distant galaxy located 11 billion light-years away. The galaxy... view image

ssc2005-03b

01.11.05

At the Heart of Blobs

This artist's concept illustrates one possible answer to the puzzle of the "giant galactic blobs." These blobs (red),... view image

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12.18.03

Galaxy IRAS F00183-7111

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected the building blocks of life in the distant universe, albeit in a violent ... view image

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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

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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

   

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