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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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06.05.13

Galaxies in Hiding

There are nearly 200 galaxies within the marked circles in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. These are ... view image

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06.05.13

Galaxies in Hiding

There are nearly 200 galaxies in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. These are part of the Perseus-Pisces... 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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12.14.12

Revealing Hidden Black Holes

This composite image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 3627, located about 30 million light years from Earth. view image

ssc2012-12a

09.19.12

A Glimmer from a Dark Cosmic Era

With the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astr... view image

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08.02.12

The Swirling Arms of the M100 Galaxy

The galaxy Messier 100, or M100, shows its swirling spiral in this infrared image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.... view image

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08.02.12

Hot and Cold in the M100 Galaxy

The galaxy Messier 100, or M100, shows its swirling spiral in this infrared image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.... view image

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05.23.12

A Pinwheel Galaxy Rainbow

This image of the Pinwheel Galaxy, or M101, combines data in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet and x-rays from four ... view image

ssc2012-06a

04.24.12

The Sombrero Galaxy's Split Personality

The infrared vision of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that the Sombrero galaxy -- named after its appear... view image

ssc2012-06b

04.24.12

Sombrero Galaxy Not So Flat After All

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal the Sombrero galaxy is not simply a regular flat disk gal... view image

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03.07.12

An Audience-Favorite Nebula

If astronomy had its own Academy Awards, then this part of the Milky Way would have been the Favorite Nebula pick for... view image

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03.07.12

Finding Bubbles in the Milky Way

A huge team of volunteers from the general public has poured over observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope an... view image

ssc2012-01b

01.10.12

A Dwarf Galaxy's Star Bar and Dusty Wing

Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light, is one of the biggest satellite galaxies of our home galaxy, though ... view image

ssc2012-01a

01.10.12

Dusty Space Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light, this nearby dwarf galaxy looks like a fiery, circular explosion. Rat... view image

ssc2011-10a

12.21.11

Distant Galaxy Bursts with Stars

This image shows one of the most distant galaxies known, called GN-108036, dating back to 750 million years after the... view image

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11.23.11

M83 The Milky Ways Smaller Cousin

This spectacular spiral galaxy is known to astronomers as Messier 83. Colloquially, it is also called the Southern P... view image

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11.23.11

A Dusty View of Milky Ways Smaller Cousin

This spectacular spiral galaxy is known to astronomers as Messier 83. Colloquially, it is also called the Southern P... 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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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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05.25.11

Galactic Train Wrecks

This montage shows three examples of colliding galaxies from a new photo atlas of galactic "train wrecks." view image

ssc2011-05a

04.12.11

Annotated View of Abell 383

The giant cluster of elliptical galaxies in the center of this image contains so much dark matter mass that its gravi... view image

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03.18.11

Stars Gather in 'Downtown' Milky Way

A view from the bustling center of our galactic metropolis. Spitzer Space Telescope offers us a fresh, infrared view ... view image

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03.03.11

Sunflower Galaxy Glows with Infrared Light

The various spiral arm segments of the Sunflower galaxy, also known as Messier 63, show up vividly in this image take... view image

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03.03.11

Spitzer's Sunflower

The various spiral arm segments of the Sunflower galaxy, also known as Messier 63, show up vividly in this image take... view image

ssc2011-02a

01.12.11

Galactic City at the Edge of the Universe

The growing galactic metropolis, named COSMOS-AzTEC3, is the most distant known massive "proto-cluster" of galaxies, ... 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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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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08.18.10

Ancient Galaxy Cluster Still Producing Stars

Astronomers have found that stars are forming more rapidly in the center of a distant galaxy cluster than at its edge... view image

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05.11.10

Galactic Metropolis

In this recent deep excavation, courtesy of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have unearthed what may be th... view image

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03.10.10

Counting the Youth in a Middle Aged Galaxy

This image is roughly 1/34 of the entire GLIMPSE Survey of our Milky Way galaxy. This small section is riddled with y... view image

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01.05.10

Dusty, Little Galaxy

The infrared portrait of the Small Magellanic Cloud reveals the stars and dust in this galaxy as never seen before. view image

ssc2010-02a

01.05.10

Little Galaxy Explored

The infrared portrait of the Small Magellanic Cloud reveals the stars and dust in this galaxy as never seen before. view image

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01.05.10

Little Galaxy with a Tail

The infrared portrait of the Small Magellanic Cloud reveals the stars and dust in this galaxy as never seen before. view image

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11.10.09

Great Observatories' Unique Views of the Milky Way

In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, NASA's Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope,... 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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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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06.10.09

Baby Stars in Galactic Rat's Nest

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows three baby stars in the bustling center of our Milky Wa... view image

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04.30.09

Star Streams in the Galaxy M81

On the left is an image of Messier 81 taken in blue light, while on the right is a specially-processed version of an ... view image

   

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