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07.09.10

The Dragon and the Swan (Gallery Explorer)

Hidden behind a dark veil of dust in the constellation Sagittarius, a lurking dragon has been revealed by the infrared eye of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. It gives us a glimpse into how spiral arms affect the formation of stars.

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06.13.08

Echoes of a Supernova (Showcase)

A supernova flash echoing through surrounding dust clouds has given astronomers a virtual time machine for studying t...

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04.15.08

Protostellar Jets (Gallery Explorer)

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11.30.07

Galaxies (Gallery Explorer)

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Trilogy of Terror (Showcase)

For Halloween, a trilogy of spooky star-forming regions tell a haunting tale of the lives and deaths of stars.

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10.02.07

Mira, A Real Shooting Star (Showcase)

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09.05.07

Helix Nebula (Gallery Explorer)

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05.30.07

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05.02.07

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They're known as the Pillars of Creation, but according to recent Spitzer observations these ghostly apparitions have...

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