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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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01.05.16

Bow Shocks in Space G106.63

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

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01.05.16

Bow Shocks in Space G054.32

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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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

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11.03.15

A Giant Gathering of Galaxies

The galaxy cluster called MOO J1142+1527 can be seen here as it existed when light left it 8.5 billion years ago. The... view image

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09.10.15

What Feeds the Beast in a Galaxy Cluster? (annotated)

A massive cluster of galaxies, called SpARCS1049+56, can be seen in this multi-wavelength view from NASA's Hubble and... view image

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09.10.15

What Feeds the Beast in a Galaxy Cluster?

A massive cluster of galaxies, called SpARCS1049+56, can be seen in this multi-wavelength view from NASA's Hubble and... view image

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08.20.15

Twelve Years of Spitzer Images

This montage displays an image released from each year of operation of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Now celebratin... 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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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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07.30.15

Infrared Light Curve for Transiting Exoplanet HD 219134b

This plot captures the nearest known rocky exoplanet, dubbed HD 219134b, in the act of passing in front of its star. ... view image

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07.30.15

Location of Nearest Rocky Exoplanet Known

This sky map shows the location of the star HD 219134, host to the nearest confirmed rocky planet found to date outsi... view image

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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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07.02.15

Cosmic Sparklers

This new composite image of stellar cluster NGC 1333 combines X-rays from NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink); inf... 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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06.11.15

How to Make a Helium Atmosphere

This diagram illustrates how hypothetical helium atmospheres might form. These would be on planets about the mass of ... 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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04.14.15

Time Delay in Microlensing Event

This plot shows data obtained from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment, o... view image

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03.23.15

Embryonic Star's Outburst

Infrared images from instruments at Kitt Peak National Observatory (left) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope document... 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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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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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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12.12.14

Galactic Gathering Gives Sparkling Light Display

At this time of year, holiday parties often include festive lights. When galaxies get together, they also may be surr... view image

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12.05.14

A Flood of Gas (Annotated)

A new feature in the evolution of galaxies has been captured in this image of galactic interactions. view image

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11.10.14

Sibling Star Systems? Dust Structures Suggest So

This diagram illustrates two similar star systems, HD 95086 and HR 8799. Evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope... view image

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10.22.14

Ring of Stellar Fire

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, shows where the action is taking place in g... view image

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10.22.14

Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

The ghostly structures highlighting the peculiar patterns of orbiting stars in the center of the galaxy NGC 1292 stan... view image

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10.15.14

Sluggish Galaxy Grows Stars Slowly

A small galaxy, called Sextans A, is shown here in a multi-wavelength mosaic captured by the European Space Agency's ... 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

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09.24.14

Transmission Spectrum of HAT-P-11b

A plot of the transmission spectrum for exoplanet HAT-P-11b, with data from NASA's Kepler, Hubble and Spitzer observa... 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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