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10.30.19

The Jack-o-Lantern Nebula

This carved-out cloud of gas and dust has been nicknamed the "Jack-o'-lantern Nebula" because it looks like a cosmic ... view image

ssc2019-17b

10.30.19

The Jack-o-Lantern Nebula

This carved-out cloud of gas and dust has been nicknamed the "Jack-o'-lantern Nebula" because it looks like a cosmic ... view image

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09.30.19

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere!

This cloud of gas and dust in space is full of bubbles inflated by wind and radiation from massive young stars. Each ... view image

ssc2019-16a

09.30.19

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere! (Annotated)

This cloud of gas and dust is full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from massive young stars. Yel... view image

ssc2019-08a

05.31.19

Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC-MIPS)

This image was compiled using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope using the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) and the... view image

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05.31.19

Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC Annotated)

This image shows data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, from the IRAC instrument, with colors corresponding to wav... view image

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05.31.19

Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC)

This image shows data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, from the IRAC instrument, with colors corresponding to wav... view image

ssc2019-08b

05.31.19

Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC-MIPS Annotated)

This image was compiled using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope using the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) and the... view image

ssc2019-04a

03.27.19

Space Butterfly

What looks like a red butterfly in space is in reality a nursery for hundreds of baby stars, revealed in this infrare... view image

ssc2018-14a

10.23.18

The Cat's Paw Nebula MIPS & IRAC

The Cat's Paw Nebula, imaged here by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope using the MIPS and IRAC instruments, is a star-fo... view image

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10.23.18

The Cat's Paw Nebula IRAC

The Cat's Paw Nebula, imaged here by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope using the IRAC instrument, is a star-forming regi... view image

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09.08.16

'Enterprise' Nebulae Seen by Spitzer

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the TV series "Star Trek," which first aired September 8th,1966, a new infra... view image

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09.08.16

'Enterprise' Nebulae Seen by Spitzer (annotated)

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the TV series "Star Trek," which first aired September 8th,1966, a new infra... view image

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04.14.16

The Spider Nebula

The spider part of "The Spider and the Fly" nebulae, IC 417 abounds in star formation, as seen in this infrared image... view image

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08.19.15

Seeing Beyond the 'Monkey Head'

Scores of baby stars shrouded by dust are revealed in this infrared image of the star-forming region NGC 2174, as see... view image

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01.27.15

Finding 'Yellowballs' in our Milky Way

Volunteers using the web-based Milky Way Project brought star-forming features nicknamed "yellowballs" to the attenti... view image

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01.27.15

Evolution of a Massive Star

This series of images show three evolutionary phases of massive star formation, as pictured in infrared images from N... view image

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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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05.28.14

Warm Spitzer Sees 'Serpent' Star-Forming Cloud Spawning Stars

Within the swaddling dust of the Serpens Cloud Core, astronomers are studying one of the youngest collections of star... view image

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05.28.14

The 'Serpent' Star-Forming Cloud Spawns Stars

Within the swaddling dust of the Serpens Cloud Core, astronomers are studying one of the youngest collections of star... view image

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05.21.14

Mapping the Densest Dusty Cloud Cores

Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. The ... view image

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05.21.14

Dark Clouds on the Milky Way's Horizon

The large cloud looms in the very center of this image of the galactic plane from Spitzer. A new study takes advantag... view image

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05.15.14

Coyote Head Nebula Does Not Approve

This striking star formation region, mapped in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, was recently spotted... view image

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05.07.14

The Flame Nebula

A star cluster in the center of the Flame Nebula about 1,400 light years from Earth. view image

ssc2013-07b

08.22.13

The Tortured Clouds of Eta Carinae

Massive stars can wreak havoc on their surroundings, as can be seen in this new view of the Carina nebula from NASAs ... view image

ssc2013-05c

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

ssc2013-05a

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

ssc2013-05b

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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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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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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08.31.12

A Surprisingly Bright Superbubble

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

ssc2012-02a

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

ssc2012-02b

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

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

   

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