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10.11.17

Giant Exoplanet and Debris Disk

This artist's rendering shows a large exoplanet causing small bodies to collide in a disk of dust. view image

ssc2017-11a

10.04.17

Dusty Ring Around Boyajians Star

This illustration depicts a hypothetical uneven ring of dust orbitingKIC 8462852, also known as Boyajians Star or Tab... view image

ssc2017-10a

08.17.17

Brown Dwarf Weather

This artist's concept shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune and the oth... view image

ssc2017-09a

08.11.17

TRAPPIST-1 System - Artist Concept

This illustration shows what the TRAPPIST-1 system might look like from a vantage point near planet TRAPPIST-1f. view image

ssc2017-07a

05.25.17

Massive Star Goes Out With a Whimper Instead of a Bang (Artist's Concept)

Every second a star somewhere out in the universe explodes as a supernova. But some extremely massive stars go out wi... view image

ssc2017-06a

05.11.17

Warm Neptune HAT-P-26b

The atmosphere of the distant "warm Neptune" HAT-P-26b, illustrated here, is unexpectedly primitive, composed primari... view image

ssc2017-03a

04.26.17

Iceball Planet Artist's Concept

This artist's concept shows OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb, a planet discovered through a technique called microlensing. The pl... view image

ssc2017-01d

02.22.17

Transit Illustration of TRAPPIST-1

This illustration shows the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets as they might look as viewed from Earth using a fictional, incre... view image

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02.22.17

TRAPPIST-1 Statistics Table

This chart shows, on the top row, artist conceptions of the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 with their orbital periods, d... view image

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02.22.17

TRAPPIST-1 Comparison to Solar System and Jovian Moons

All seven planets discovered in orbit around the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 could easily fit inside the orbit of Mercu... view image

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02.22.17

Surface of TRAPPIST-1f

Imagine standing on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. This artist's concept is one interpretation of what it ... view image

ssc2017-01i

02.22.17

The Discovery of TRAPPIST-1 Planets

The first observations of the TRAPPIST-1 system reported in 2016 revealed three planets orbiting a small, red-dwarf s... view image

ssc2017-01a

02.22.17

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup

This artist's conception shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about thei... view image

ssc2017-01b

02.21.17

Abstract Concept of TRAPPIST-1 System

The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. This artist's concept appeared on... view image

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11.10.16

Brown Dwarf System

This illustration depicts a newly discovered brown dwarf, an object that weighs in somewhere between our solar system... view image

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08.26.16

Spitzer Beyond

This artist's concept shows NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Spitzer begins its "Beyond" mission phase on Oct. 1, 2016... view image

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07.27.16

The Loneliest Young Star

An unusual celestial object called CX330 was first detected as a source of X-ray light in 2009. It has been launching... view image

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06.14.16

Dimming of FU Orionis (Artist's Concept)

The brightness of outbursting star FU Orionis has been slowly fading since its initial flare-up in 1936. Researchers ... view image

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06.14.16

Dimming of FU Orionis (Fainter Phase Artist's Concept)

The brightness of outbursting star FU Orionis has been slowly fading since its initial flare-up in 1936. Researchers ... view image

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06.14.16

Dimming of FU Orionis (Brighter Phase Artist's Concept)

The brightness of outbursting star FU Orionis has been slowly fading since its initial flare-up in 1936. Researchers ... view image

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04.26.16

Protoplanetary Disk

This illustration shows a star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk. Material from the thick disk flows along the star... view image

ssc2016-01b

03.30.16

Hot-Lava World Illustration

This illustration shows one possible scenario for the hot, rocky exoplanet called 55 Cancri e, which is nearly two ti... view image

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12.14.15

Artist's Impression of "Hot Jupiter" Exoplanets

This image shows an artist's impression of the 10 hot Jupiter exoplanets studied using the Hubble and Spitzer space t... view image

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12.10.15

Cool Star Marked by Long-Lived Storm

This illustration shows a cool star, called W1906+40, marked by a raging storm near one of its poles. The storm is th... view image

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11.24.15

Swarm of Comets

This illustration shows a star behind a shattered comet which blocked the light of the star as they passed in front o... view image

ssc2015-02a

07.30.15

Hot, Rocky World

This artist's rendition shows one possible appearance for the planet HD 219134b, the nearest rocky exoplanet found to... view image

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07.30.15

Little Black Spot on the Star Today

This artist's conception shows the silhouette of a rocky planet, dubbed HD 219134b, as it passes in front of its star... view image

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06.25.15

Hypothetical 'Rejuvenated' Planets

This artist's concept shows a hypothetical "rejuvenated" planet -- a gas giant that has reclaimed its youthful infrar... view image

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06.11.15

Helium-Shrouded Planets

Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from N... view image

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05.05.15

Volcanic Activity on Super Earth 55 Cancri e

This artists impression of super-Earth 55 Cancri e shows a hot partially-molten surface of the planet before and afte... view image

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04.14.15

Map of Exoplanets Found in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered one of the most distant planets known, a gas giant about 13,000 light-years from Earth, c... view image

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04.14.15

Infographic: Finding Planets With Microlensing

This infographic explains how NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope can be used in tandem with a telescope on the ground to ... 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

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

ssc2014-07b

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

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

ssc2014-06a

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

ssc2014-05a

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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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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06.19.14

How to Measure the Size of an Asteroid

Observations of infrared light coming from asteroids provide a better estimate of their true sizes than visible-light... view image

   

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