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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

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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

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05.25.17

Massive Star Goes Out With a Whimper Instead of a Bang

This pair of visible-light and near-infrared photos from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the giant star N6946-BH1... view image

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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

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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

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05.10.17

Crab Nebula from Five Observatories

In the summer of the year 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers saw a new "guest star," that appeared six times brighter than ... view image

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05.10.17

Crab Nebula from Five Observatories

In the summer of the year 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers saw a new "guest star," that appeared six times brighter than ... view image

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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

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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

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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

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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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

500 Hours of Spitzer Observations of TRAPPIST-1

This data plot shows infrared observations by NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope of a system of seven planets orbiting TRA... view image

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02.22.17

The TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

The TRAPPIST-1 system contains a total of seven planets, all around the size of Earth.Three of them -- TRAPPIST-1e, f... view image

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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

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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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02.21.17

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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11.10.16

Brown Dwarf Microlensing Illustration

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

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11.10.16

Brown Dwarf Microlensing Diagram

Two space-based telescopes teamed up with ground-based observatories to observe a microlensing event caused by a brow... view image

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09.28.16

'Pandora's Cluster' Seen by Spitzer

This image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744, also called Pandora's Cluster, was taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The... 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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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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08.29.16

Age-Defying Star

An age-defying star called IRAS 19312+1950 exhibits features characteristic of a very young star and a very old star.... 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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08.26.16

Spitzer's Journey

This diagram shows how the different phases of Spitzers mission relate to its location relative to the Earth over time. 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 (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 (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

Light Echo Diagram

Astronomers can use light echoes to measure the distance from a star to its surrounding protoplanetary disk. This dia... 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

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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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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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03.30.16

Hot N' Hotter Planet Measured by Spitzer

The varying brightness of an exoplanet called 55 Cancri e is shown in this plot of infrared data captured by NASA's S... view image

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03.28.16

HD 80606b Light Curve

Astronomers watched an exoplanet called HD 80606b heat up and cool off during its sizzling-hot orbit around its star.... view image

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03.28.16

Simulated Atmosphere of a Hot Gas Giant

The turbulent atmosphere of a hot, gaseous planet known as HD 80606b is shown in this simulation based on data from N... view image

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01.07.16

Galaxy Cluster IDCS J1426

Astronomers have made the most detailed study yet of an extremely massive young galaxy cluster using three of NASA's ... view image

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01.06.16

'Eta twins' in Galaxy M83

Hubble view of M83 -- the only galaxy known to host two potential "Eta twins." Its high rate of star formation increa... view image

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01.05.16

Bow Shocks in Space G050.35

Bow shocks thought to mark the paths of massive, speeding stars are highlighted in this image from NASA's Spitzer Spa... view image

   

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