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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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11.18.10

A Powerful Shrouded Starburst

The collision of two spiral galaxies, has triggered this luminous starburst, the brightest ever seen taking place awa... 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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07.10.08

Bursting with Stars: Starburst Galaxy Zw II 96

This image of starburst galaxy Zw II 96 shows what the "Baby Boom" galaxy may look like at closer range. view image

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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

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01.10.07

Older Galaxy Pair Has Surprisingly Youthful Glow

Arp 82, a pair of interacting galaxies, bask in the glow of newly forming stars, something the two pre-collision gala... view image

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04.24.06

M82: Great Observatories Present Rainbow of a Galaxy

NASA's Spitzer, Hubble, and Chandra space observatories teamed up to create this multi-wavelength view of the M82 gal... view image

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03.31.06

Distant "SCUBA" Galaxy

This series of deep images shows the small field surrounding the brightest SCUBA galaxy (CUDSS 14.1) in this study at... view image

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01.11.06

Cartwheel Galaxy Makes Waves

This multi-wavelength composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy as seen by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer's Far Ultr... view image

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11.22.05

Dwarf Galaxies Forming in Tidal Tails

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows little "dwarf galaxies" forming in the "tails" of two l... view image

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09.15.05

NGC 2976

The nearby galaxy NGC 2976, located approximately 10 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major near th... view image

   

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