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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

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

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

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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01.12.11

Standard Candle in the Wind

This image layout illustrates how NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was able to show that astandard candle" used to meas... 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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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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07.14.10

A Massive Star and Its Cradle

This star-forming region is dominated by the bright, young star IRAS 13481-6124 (upper left), which is about twenty t... view image

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07.07.10

Dragon's Lair

A dragon-shaped cloud of dust seems to fly out from a bright explosion in this infrared light image from the Spitzer ... view image

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07.07.10

The Invisible Dragon

A dragon-shaped cloud of dust seems to fly out from a bright explosion in this infrared light image (top) from the Sp... view image

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06.24.10

Brown Dwarf as Cool as a Stellar Cucumber

This image shows what astronomers think is one of the coldest brown dwarfs discovered so far (red dot in middle of fr... view image

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05.20.10

Blobs House Twin Stars

New evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is showing that tight-knit twin stars might be triggered to form by ... view image

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12.23.09

A Quarter Century of Infrared Astronomy

International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA) Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology view image

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11.23.09

NASA's Great Observatories' View of the Crab Nebula

A star's spectacular death in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D. Now, almos... view image

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11.23.09

Twin Brown Dwarfs Wrapped in a Blanket

This image shows two young brown dwarfs, objects that fall somewhere between planets and stars in terms of their temp... view image

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11.04.09

A Picture of Unsettled Planetary Youth

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured this infrared image of a giant halo of very fine dust around the young star H... view image

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08.12.09

Trigger-Happy Cloud

This composite image, combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope shows the star... 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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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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12.16.08

Devastated Stellar Neighborhood

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the nasty effects of living near a group of massive stars: radia... view image

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12.08.08

Celestial Sea of Stars

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured a new, infrared view of the choppy star-making cloud called M17, also kno... view image

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10.25.08

Missing Black Holes Found!

Astronomers have unmasked hundreds of black holes hiding deep inside dusty galaxies billions of light-years away. view image

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10.08.08

Stellar Work of Art

This painterly portrait of a star-forming cloud, called NGC 346, is a combination of multiwavelength light from NASA'... view image

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09.18.08

HH 221: Laser-Sharp Jet Splits Water

A jet of gas firing out of a very young star can be seen ramming into a wall of material in this infrared image from ... view image

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07.15.08

'Peony Nebula' Star Settles for Silver Medal

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Peony Nebular, which may contain the second brightest star i... view image

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05.28.08

Ghostly Ring Around a Magnetar

This image shows a ghostly ring extending seven light-years across around the corpse of a massive star. The collapsed... view image

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04.10.08

Globular Cluster Omega Centauri Looks Radiant in Infrared

A cluster brimming with millions of stars glistens like an iridescent opal in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Te... view image

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02.11.08

Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust

Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud ... view image

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02.11.08

Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust

Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud ... view image

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11.29.07

Spinning Top Star

A rare, infrared view of a developing star and its flaring jets taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (right) shows... view image

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11.08.07

Bubbly Little Star: HH 46/47

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a baby star 1,140 light-years away from Earth blowing two massi... view image

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09.13.07

Infrared Coronet Cluster

The Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet cluster) is one of the nearest and most active reg... view image

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09.13.07

The Coronet Cluster in X-Ray and Infrared

The Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet cluster) is one of the nearest and most active reg... view image

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08.08.07

Stellar Families: Young Stars in Serpens

The Spitzer Space Telescope reveals embedded young stars in the Serpens South star cluster. view image

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06.11.07

A Supernova's Shockwaves: N132D

This composite X-ray and infrared image of supernova remnant N132D shows the aftermath of a massive star's violent de... view image

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05.17.07

Young Stars Emerge from Orion's Head

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of the hunter constellation,... view image

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05.17.07

Young Stars Emerge from Orion's Head

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of the hunter constellation,... view image

   

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