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10.28.13

Exposed Cranium Nebula

This planetary nebula, located roughly 5,000 light-years away in the Vela constellation, is host to a hot, massive dy... view image

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10.28.13

Ghost of Jupiter Nebula

The Ghost of Jupiter, also known as NGC 3242, is located roughly 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Hydra. view image

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10.28.13

Little Dumbbell Nebula

This planetary nebula, known as NGC 650 or the Little Dumbbell, is about 2,500 light-years from Earth in the Perseus ... view image

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10.28.13

Death Beckons Three Aging Stars

This trio of ghostly images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the disembodied remains of dying stars called p... view image

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10.03.12

The Helix Nebula: Unraveling at the Seams

A dying star is throwing a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy E... view image

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07.02.12

A Planetary Nebula Pair

How is it that two glowing globs of gas that look completely different can actually be basically the same thing? In t... view image

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08.10.11

Weighing in on the Dumbbell Nebula

The Dumbbell nebula, also known as Messier 27, pumps out infrared light in this image from NASAs Spitzer Space Teles... view image

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07.22.10

Jiggling Soccer-Ball Molecules in Space

These data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show the signatures of buckyballs in space. view image

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08.05.09

Spitzer's First Warm Images

These images are some of the first to be taken during Spitzer's warm mission -- a new phase that began after the tele... view image

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03.12.09

'Cat's Eye' Planetary Nebula

The "Cat's Eye" nebula, or NGC 6543, is a well-studied example of a "planetary nebula." Such objects are the glowing ... view image

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08.24.07

Spitzer Celebrates Fourth Anniversary with Celestial Fireworks

A newly expanded image of the Helix nebula lends a festive touch to the fourth anniversary of the launch of NASA's Sp... view image

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02.12.07

Comets Kick Up Dust in Helix Nebula

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed b... view image

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01.18.06

The Mark of a Dying Star

Six hundred and fifty light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, a dead star about the size of Earth, is refusin... view image

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01.09.06

The Infrared Helix

The Helix Nebula, which is composed of gaseous shells and disks puffed out by a dying sunlike star, exhibits complex ... view image

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02.11.05

Ring Beholds a Delicate Flower

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds a delicate flower in the Ring Nebula, as shown in this image. The outer shell of... view image

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08.08.04

Ring of Stellar Death

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a dying star (center) surrounded by a cloud of glowing gas and d... view image

   

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