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12.19.14

Horsehead Nebula Disappears in Infrared Light

The famous Horsehead nebula seen in visible-light images (inset) looks quite different when viewed in infrared light,... view image

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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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12.05.14

A Flood of Gas (Annotated)

A new feature in the evolution of galaxies has been captured in this image of galactic interactions. view image

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11.10.14

Sibling Star Systems? Dust Structures Suggest So

This diagram illustrates two similar star systems, HD 95086 and HR 8799. Evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... view image

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10.22.14

Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

The ghostly structures highlighting the peculiar patterns of orbiting stars in the center of the galaxy NGC 1292 stan... view image

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10.22.14

Ring of Stellar Fire

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, shows where the action is taking place in g... view image

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10.15.14

Sluggish Galaxy Grows Stars Slowly

A small galaxy, called Sextans A, is shown here in a multi-wavelength mosaic captured by the European Space Agency's ... view image

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09.24.14

Seeing Starlight Through a Planet's Rim

A Neptune-size planet with a clear atmosphere is shown crossing in front of its star in this artist's depiction. Such... view image

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09.24.14

Transmission Spectrum of HAT-P-11b

A plot of the transmission spectrum for exoplanet HAT-P-11b, with data from NASA's Kepler, Hubble and Spitzer observa... view image

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09.24.14

A Sunny Outlook for 'Weather' on Exoplanets

Scientists were excited to discover clear skies on a relatively small planet, about the size of Neptune, using the co... view image

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09.09.14

Take a Splash Into the Cosmos

Millions of galaxies populate the patch of sky known as the COSMOS field, short for Cosmic Evolution Survey, a portio... view image

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09.09.14

SPLASH Project Fishes for Galaxies

Scientists "fish" for galaxies in this playful, digitally altered photo. The researchers are part of a program called... view image

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08.28.14

Witnessing a Planetary Wreckage

Astronomers were surprised to see these data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in January 2013, showing a huge erup... view image

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08.28.14

Building Planets Through Collisions

Planets, including those like our own Earth, form from epic collisions between asteroids and even bigger bodies, call... view image

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08.27.14

A Cauldron of Star Birth in the Center of a Young Galaxy

Artist's impression of a firestorm of star birth deep inside core of young, growing elliptical galaxy. view image

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08.21.14

Supernova Seen In Two Lights

The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray l... view image

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07.23.14

Gauging an Alien World's Size

Using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes, scientists have made the most precise measurement ever of... view image

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07.02.14

Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display

A galaxy about 23 million light-years away is the site of impressive, ongoing, fireworks. Rather than paper, powder, ... view image

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07.02.14

Black Hole Jets Make Shock Waves

A composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4258 showing X-ray emission observed with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory... view image

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06.19.14

I Spy a Little Asteroid With My Infrared Eye

This image of asteroid 2011 MD was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in Feb. 2014, over a period of 20 hours. T... view image

   

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