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ssc2020-12a

06.22.20

HIP 67522 b: The Youngest Known Hot Jupiter

This artwork illustrates the newly-discovered the exoplanet HIP 67522 b, which appears to be the youngest hot Jupiter... view image

ssc2020-11b

04.29.20

Sizes of Black Holes in Galaxy OJ 287 Relative to the Solar System

Two supermassive black holes are locked in an orbital dance at the core of the distant galaxy OJ 287. This diagram sh... view image

ssc2020-11a

04.28.20

Black Hole Disk Flare in Galaxy OJ 287

This image shows two massive black holes in the OJ 287 galaxy. The smaller black hole orbits the larger one, which is... view image

ssc2020-09a

04.09.20

Windy Brown Dwarf

For the first time, scientists have directly measured wind speed on a brown dwarf, pictured here in an illustration. ... view image

ssc2020-09b

04.09.20

Brown Dwarf Comparison

Brown dwarfs are more massive than planets but not quite as massive as stars. Generally speaking, they have between 1... view image

ssc2020-04b

01.28.20

Kelt-9b: The Hottest Hot Jupiter (Tall)

This artist's concept shows planet KELT-9b orbiting its host star, KELT-9. It is the hottest gas giant planet discove... view image

ssc2020-04a

01.28.20

Kelt-9b: The Hottest Hot Jupiter (Wide)

This artist's concept shows planet KELT-9b orbiting its host star, KELT-9. It is the hottest gas giant planet discove... view image

ssc2020-05c

01.24.20

Spitzer in Space: Infrared Final Voyage (Portrait)

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear at the end of its missi... view image

ssc2020-05a

01.24.20

Spitzer in Space: Final Voyage

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear to an observer at the e... view image

ssc2020-05d

01.24.20

Spitzer in Space: Infrared Final Voyage

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear at the end of its missi... view image

ssc2020-05b

01.24.20

Spitzer in Space: Final Voyage (Portrait)

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear to an observer at the e... view image

ssc2019-14c

08.19.19

Dark World (Full)

This artist's illustration depicts the exoplanet LHS 3844b, which is 1.3 times the mass of Earth and orbits an M dwar... view image

ssc2019-14a

08.19.19

Dark World

This artist's illustration depicts the exoplanet LHS 3844b, which is 1.3 times the mass of Earth and orbits an M dwar... view image

ssc2019-14b

08.19.19

Detecting the Infrared Glow of a Dark World

This infographic illustrates how astronomers using NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope observations of the LHS 3844b system... view image

ssc2019-12a

07.02.19

NASA's Great Observatories Probe New Class of Exoplanet

This artist's illustration shows the theoretical internal structure of the exoplanet GJ 3470 b. It is unlike any plan... view image

ssc2019-09a

06.04.19

Spitzer Final Voyage Poster

A poster celebrating Spitzer Final Voyage. On January 30th 2020, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will complete its mis... view image

ssc2019-06b

05.08.19

First Galaxy Illustration Approximation

This artist's illustration shows what one of the very first galaxies in the universe might have looked like. High lev... view image

ssc2018-10a

08.09.18

Ultrahot Jupiter WASP-121b

These simulated views of the ultrahot Jupiter WASP-121b show what the planet might look like to the human eye from fi... view image

ssc2018-08c

06.16.18

TDE observed in Arp299B

A diagram showing the components of the TDE observed in Arp299B. view image

ssc2018-08b

06.15.18

Black Hole vs. Star: A Tidal Disruption Event (Artist's Concept)

An artist's concept of a tidal disruption event (TDE) that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive... view image

ssc2018-08a

06.15.18

A Tidal Disruption Event in Arp299B

An image of the galaxy Arp299B, which is undergoing a merging process with Arp299A, captured by NASA's Hubble space t... view image

ssc2018-04b2

02.05.18

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup - Feb. 2018 (unannotated)

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

ssc2018-04a

02.05.18

Illustration of TRAPPIST-1 Planets as of Feb. 2018

This illustration shows the seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1. The image does not show the planets' orbits to sc... view image

ssc2018-04c

02.05.18

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Data - Feb. 2018

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

ssc2018-04d

02.05.18

TRAPPIST-1 Compared to Jovian Moons and Inner Solar System - Feb. 2018

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

ssc2018-04b1

02.05.18

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup - Feb. 2018

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

ssc2018-04e

02.05.18

Comparing TRAPPIST-1 to the Solar System

This graph presents known properties of the seven TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets (labeled b thorugh h), showing how they stack... view image

ssc2018-03a

01.22.18

"Wrong-way" Winds on CoRoT-2b

This illustration depicts the strange case of the backwards hotspot researchers have found on the hot exoplanet known... view image

ssc2017-18a

11.29.17

WASP-18b Artist's Concept

WASP-18b is an exoplanet located 325 light-years from Earth. The planet's mass is 10 times that of Jupiter, and it or... view image

ssc2017-17a

11.16.17

55 Cancri e with Atmosphere

The super-Earth exoplanet 55 Cancri e, depicted with its star in this artist's concept, likely has an atmosphere thic... view image

ssc2017-16a

11.01.17

Polluted White Dwarf

This artist's concept shows an exoplanet and debris disk orbiting a polluted white dwarf. view image

ssc2017-12a

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

ssc2017-01c

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

   

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