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06.05.13

Stars Shoot Jets in Cosmic Playground

Dozens of newborn stars sprouting jets from their dusty cocoons have been spotted in images from NASA's Spitzer Space... view image

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06.05.13

Bubbles Within Bubbles (annotated)

This infrared image shows a striking example of what is called a hierarchical bubble structure, in which one giant bu... view image

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06.05.13

Life and Death Intermingled

In what may look to some like an undersea image of coral and seaweed, a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... view image

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05.24.13

Infrared Iris

This cloud of glowing gas is the Iris nebula, as seen in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The main c... view image

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04.03.13

Taken Under the "Wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Young stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), one of the closest galaxies to our Milky Way. view image

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02.08.13

Strobe-like Flashes Discovered in a Suspected Binary Protostar

Flashes of light pulsing through the nebula surrounding the protostellar object LRLL 54361 are captured in this time-... view image

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12.18.12

Massive Star Makes Waves

The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi is having a "shocking" effect on the surrounding dust clouds in this infrared image from... view image

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11.08.12

Probing a Nearby Stellar Cradle

The Cygnus OB2 star cluster is about 5,000 light years from Earth and contains many massive young stars. 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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08.31.12

A Surprisingly Bright Superbubble

This composite image shows a superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud. 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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04.17.12

A New View of the Tarantula Nebula

A massive star-forming region located about 160,000 light years away. 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

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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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02.29.12

Orion's Rainbow of Infrared Light

This new view of the Orion nebula highlights fledgling stars hidden in the gas and clouds. It shows infrared observat... view image

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01.10.12

Stars Brewing in Cygnus X

A bubbling cauldron of star birth is highlighted in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

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01.10.12

Goings On Around Star-forming Towns

In this new action-packed view of the Cygnus X star-forming region from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, stars can be ... view image

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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

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11.11.11

30 Doradus and The Growing Tarantula Within

About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow... view image

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10.24.11

All That Remains of Exploded Star

Infrared images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer are combined in this imag... view image

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10.24.11

All Eyes on Oldest Recorded Supernova

This image combines data from four different space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains o... view image

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09.28.11

Living the High Life

The high-mass stars in NGC 281 drive many aspects of their galactic environment through powerful winds flowing from t... view image

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09.14.11

Into the Depths of the Lagoon Nebula

Swirling dust clouds and bright newborn stars dominate the view in this image of the Lagoon nebula from NASAs Spitzer... 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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06.29.11

Making a Spectacle of Star Formation in Orion

The cosmos sport a pair of infrared shades, as seen in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. view image

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06.14.11

In the Blackest Night, a Green Ring Nebula

This glowing emerald nebula seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is reminiscent of the glowing ring wielded by the ... view image

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05.26.11

Stars Adorn Orion's Sword

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what lies near the sword of the constellation Orion -- an active... view image

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05.26.11

Finding Forsterite Around a Developing Star

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have, for the first time, found signatures of silicate crystals aro... view image

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05.26.11

Cosmic Fountain of Crystal Rain

This graphic illustrates a stellar fountain of crystal rain, beginning with a Spitzer picture of the star in question... view image

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05.24.11

New View of the Great Nebula in Carina

Compared to our own Sun, it is about 100 times as massive and a million times as bright. This famed variable hypergia... view image

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04.04.11

Undercover Jet Exposed

This image layout shows two views of the same baby star -- at left is a visible-light image, and at right is an infra... 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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02.10.11

Changing Face of the North America Nebula

This image layout reveals how the appearance of the North America nebula can change dramatically using different comb... view image

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02.10.11

Babies in the North America Nebula

Stars at all stages of development, from dusty little tots to young adults, are on display in a new image from NASA's... view image

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02.10.11

North America Nebula Disappears

This image layout compares visible (left) and infrared views of the North America nebula, taken by the Digitized Sky ... view image

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09.23.10

An Unexpected Scattering of Light

This series of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a dark mass of gas and dust, called a core, where new... view image

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07.28.10

Bright Lights, Green City

Two extremely bright stars illuminate a greenish mist in this and other images from the new GLIMPSE360 survey. view image

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07.28.10

A Shocking Outflow

This image shows an outflow of gas from a new star as it jets from a space object dubbed IRAS 21078+5211, among other... view image

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07.28.10

Awash in Green and Red

This wispy, vast structure in the constellation Perseus has a small bubble right in its center puffed out by the spas... view image

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07.28.10

Beastly Stars and a Bubble

A star forming region called BG2107+49 shines from the considerable distance of more than 30,000 light years away in ... view image

   

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