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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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09.26.12

An Artist's View of the Heart of a Quasar

Quasars, as pictured here in this artist's concept, are bright, energetic regions around giant, active black holes in... view image

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10.27.10

Buckyballs in Space

NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has detected buckyballs - intriguing, miniature-soccer-ball-shaped molecules - in inter... view image

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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

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07.22.10

Space Balls

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has at last found buckyballs in space, as illustrated by this artist's conception show... view image

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03.17.10

How to Spot a Primitive Black Hole

These two data plots from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show a primitive supermassive black hole (top) compared to a... view image

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03.17.10

Prehistoric Black Hole

This artist's conception illustrates one of the most primitive supermassive black holes known (central black dot) at ... view image

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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

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03.16.09

Galaxies Collide to Create Hot, Huge Galaxy

This image of a pair of colliding galaxies called NGC 6240 shows them in a rare, short-lived phase of their evolution... view image

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01.10.08

Slender Galaxy with Robust Black Hole

This plot of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope indicates that a flat, spiral galaxy called NGC 3621 has a feed... view image

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12.14.07

Inner Turmoil of Growing Galaxies

This artist's rendition illustrates a rare galaxy that is extremely dusty, and produces radio jets. Scientists suspec... view image

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10.25.07

Bursting with Stars and Black Holes

A growing black hole, called a quasar, can be seen at the center of a faraway galaxy in this artist's concept. Astron... view image

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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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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

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08.03.05

Gorilla Black Hole in the Mist

This false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a distant galaxy (yellow) that houses a quasar, a su... 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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