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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-29 Herschel Space Observatory
Hubble Space Telescope
HIFI
WFC3
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The young galaxy SDSS090122.37+181432.3, also known as S0901, is seen here by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope as the bright arc to the left of the central bright galaxy.
PIA18004:
Smeared and Magnified Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-03 IRAS
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Infrared Astronomical Satellite's View of the Sky
PIA12335:
Infrared Astronomical Satellite's View of the Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-09 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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The green dot in the middle of this image might look like an emerald amidst glittering diamonds, but is a dim star belonging to a class called brown dwarfs; it is the first ultra-cool brown dwarf discovered by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.
PIA13444:
Collecting Brown Dwarfs in the Night Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-05 NGC 335 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (left) and visual image (right) of the face on barred and ringed spiral galaxy NGC 3351 (M95).
PIA07909:
Face on Barred and Ringed Spiral Galaxy NGC 3351
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-10 Ant nebula Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope image of a celestial object called the Ant Nebula may shed new light on the future demise of our Sun.
PIA04216:
Ant Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-25 NGC 4625 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This image shows the hidden spiral arms that were discovered around the galaxy called NGC 4625 (top) by the ultraviolet eyes of NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. An armless companion galaxy called NGC 4618 is pictured below.
PIA03541:
Look at my Arms!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-25 NGC 4625 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This image highlights the hidden spiral arms (blue) that were discovered around the nearby galaxy NGC 4625 by the ultraviolet eyes of NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
PIA03536:
Hello to Arms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-25 NGC 4625 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This image shows two companion galaxies, NGC 4625 (top) and NGC 4618 (bottom), and their surrounding cocoons of cool hydrogen gas (purple). The huge set of spiral arms on NGC 4625 (blue) was discovered by the ultraviolet eyes of NASA's GALEX.
PIA03540:
Galactic Halos of Hydrogen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-23 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has uncovered the coldest brown dwarf known so far (green dot in very center of this infrared image). WISE 1828+2650 is located in the constellation Lyra. The blue dots are a mix of stars and galaxies.
PIA14721:
Reigning Title-Holder for Coldest Brown Dwarf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
Visible Light
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope caught a glimpse of the Cepheus constellation, thirty thousand light-years away; astronomers think they've found a massive star whose death barely made a peep.
PIA08453:
The (Almost) Invisible Aftermath of a Massive Star's Death
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 IRAS
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The image on the left shows an infrared view of the center of our Milky Way galaxy as seen by the 1983 Infrared Astronomical Satellite, which surveyed the whole sky with only 62 pixels. The image on the right shows an infrared view similar to what NASA's
PIA12465:
The Next Generation of Infrared Views
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-14 Hale Telescope
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This image taken with the Palomar Observatory's Hale Telescope, shows the light from three planets orbiting a star 120 light-years away. The planets' star, called HR8799, is located at the spot marked with an 'X.'
PIA13034:
Portrait of Distant Planets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-13 Planck
Planck LFI-HFI
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This all-sky image shows the spatial distribution over the whole sky of the galactic haze at 30 and 44 GHz, extracted from the Planck observations.
PIA15228:
The Mysterious Galactic Haze seen by Planck
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-13 Planck
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
Planck LFI-HFI
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This all-sky image shows the distribution of the galactic haze seen by ESA's Planck mission at microwave frequencies superimposed over the high-energy sky, as seen by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
PIA15229:
Galactic Haze seen by Planck and Galactic 'Bubbles' seen by Fermi
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-07 Galaxy NGC 3310 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are studying the colors of star clusters to determine the age and history of starburst galaxies, a technique somewhat similar to the process of learning the age of a tree by counting its rings.
PIA04229:
Starburst Galaxy NGC 3310
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-01 Protostellar Disk L1157 Owens Valley Millimeter Array
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These observations of interstellar dark cloud L1157, are located in the Cepheus constellation. The multi-colored area shows a dust disk surrounding a newborn star.
PIA04211:
Protostellar Disk L1157
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 HD 189733 1088x745x3
This artist concept shows the planetary system called HD 189733, located 63 light-years away in the constellation Velpecula.
PIA12505:
Probing Exoplanets From the Ground (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-03 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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Supernova Blast Bonanza in Nearby Galaxy
PIA05202:
Supernova Blast Bonanza in Nearby Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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The galaxy NGC 4395 is shown here in infrared light, captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This dwarf galaxy is relatively small in comparison with our Milky Way galaxy, which is nearly 1,000 times more massive.
PIA17997:
Bulgeless Galaxy Hides Black Hole
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-01 Galaxy NGC 4622 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a spiral galaxy that may rotate in the opposite direction from what was expected.
PIA04224:
Backwards Spiral Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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The potential planet-forming disk (or 'protoplanetary disk') of a sun-like star is being violently ripped away by the powerful winds of a nearby hot O-type star in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA01319:
A Star's Close Encounter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-16 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This image is an all-sky infrared map consisting of data taken by previous missions: the Infrared Astronomical Satellite; NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer; and the Two-Micron All-Sky Survey.
PIA13120:
WISE Eyes the Whole Sky Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-02 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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These images, taken with NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii, show a brightening inside a galaxy caused by a flare from its nucleus. The arrow in each image points to the galaxy.
PIA15620:
Black Hole Swallows a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
MIPS
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope imaged the mysterious ring around magnetar SGR 1900+14 in infrared light.
PIA10711:
Ghostly Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 934x935x3
Two young binary stars may be the source of mysterious clock-like bursts of light from an object called LRLL 54361 that lies inside the star-forming region IC 348, located 950 light-years away.
PIA16689:
Artist's Impression of Pulsating Object LRLL 54361
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-10 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The green and red splotch in this image is the most active star-making galaxy in the very distant universe. Nicknamed 'Baby Boom,' it was spotted 12.3 billion light-years away by a suite of telescopes, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA10932:
Super Starburst Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-05 NGC 3190 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of a diverse group of galaxy types. NGC 3190 is a dusty edge on spiral galaxy. NGC 3187 is highly distorted.
PIA07907:
Diverse Group of Galaxy Types, NGC 3190 Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-19 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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This picture, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's WFPC2, shows a galaxy known as NGC 6872 in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the smaller galaxy that can be seen just above NGC 6872.
PIA17808:
Hubble Feathers the Peacock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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This composite image of the Tycho supernova remnant combines infrared and X-ray observations obtained with NASA's Spitzer and Chandra space observatories, respectively,
PIA11435:
Vivid View of Tycho's Supernova Remnant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-17 Planck
IRAS
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This three-color combination constructed from ESA Planck's two highest frequency channels and an image obtained with the NASA's Infrared Astronomical Satellite shows local dust structures within 500 light-years of the sun.
PIA12964:
Tendrils of Cold Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-04 Herschel Space Observatory
PACS
SPIRE
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This parallelogram shaped region of dust observed by ESA's Herschel Space telescope can be best described using galaxy formation models where a flat spiral galaxy collides with an elliptical galaxy becoming warped in the process.
PIA15421:
The Action-Packed Centaurus A
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-04 Herschel Space Observatory
PACS
SPIRE
XMM-Newton
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Inner structural features seen in this image from ESA's Herschel Space Observatory are helping scientists to understand the mechanisms and interactions within the galaxy.
PIA15422:
Centaurus A All Prettied Up in Infrared and X-Rays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-20 Sol (our sun) Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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Particles from the Heliosphere
PIA12374:
Particles from the Heliosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-06 Planck
Planck LFI-HFI
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This image of the microwave sky was synthesized using data spanning the range of light frequencies detected by ESA's Planck. A vast portion of the sky is dominated by the diffuse emission from gas and dust in our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA13239:
Planck's View of the Whole Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-21 Planck
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This frame from an artist's animation depicts the 'life' of a photon, or particle of light, as it travels across space and time, from the very early universe ESA's Planck satellite.
PIA16882:
A Journey of Light Through Space and Time Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image illustrates that buckyballs -- discovered in space by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope -- closely resemble old fashioned, black-and-white soccer balls, only on much smaller scales.
PIA13289:
Mini Soccer Balls in Space Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's image illustrates vibrating buckyballs -- spherical molecules of carbon discovered in space for the first time by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA13290:
Buckyballs Jiggle Like Jello (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Herschel Space Observatory
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This frame from a simulation shows the merging of two massive galaxies. The merging galaxies are split into two views: a visible-light view on the left, and infrared view on the right.
PIA17012:
Mega Galaxy Merger Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-07 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image showcases the Saturnian system, beginning with the planet itself and panning out to its newest addition -- an enormous ring discovered in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA12258:
Saturn Family Tour
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-11 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the Globular cluster Messier 2 (M2) was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on August 20, 2003. This image is a small section of a single All Sky Imaging Survey exposure of only 129 seconds in the constellation Aquarius.
PIA04926:
Globular Cluster Messier 2 in Aquarius
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-20 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope used its infrared camera to image this beautiful bulb which might look like a Christmas ornament but is the blown-out remains of a stellar explosion, or supernova.
PIA10206:
Cosmic Ornament of Gas and Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-06 55 Cancri PlanetQuest
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This artist's concept shows four of the five planets that orbit 55 Cancri, a star much like our own. The most recently discovered planet, and the fourth out from the star, looms large in the foreground.
PIA10108:
Plentiful Planetary System (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-20 Kepler-20 Kepler
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This still from an artist's animation flies through the Kepler-20 star system, where NASA's Kepler mission discovered the first Earth-size planets around a star beyond our own. The system is jam-packed with five planets.
PIA14887:
An Unusual Planetary System (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-15 Sol (our sun) Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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As the solar wind flows from the sun, it creates a bubble in space known as the
PIA12310:
The Bubble of Our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This image from a set of animations show NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft exploring a new region in our solar system called the 'magnetic highway'.
PIA16486:
Voyager 1 Explores the "Magnetic Highway" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This cloud of glowing gas is the Iris nebula, also called NGC 7023.as seen in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. It lies 1,300 light-years away in the Cepheus constellation.
PIA17015:
Infrared Iris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
Plasma Wave Instrument
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This visual represents sounds captured of interstellar space by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft. Voyager 1's plasma wave instrument detected the vibrations of dense interstellar plasma.
PIA17045:
Voyager Captures Sounds of Interstellar Space Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows the general locations of NASA's two Voyager spacecraft. Voyager 1 (top) has sailed beyond our solar bubble into interstellar space. Voyager 2 (bottom) is still exploring the outer layer of the solar bubble.
PIA17048:
One Voyager Out, One Voyager In (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft against a backdrop of stars.
PIA17049:
Voyager in Space (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This graphic of Voyager 1 shows its location when it crossed into interstellar space.
PIA17441:
Observed Change in Density Shows Voyager is in Interstellar Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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The artist's concept on left is based on theoretical models predicting the direction and strength of magnetic field lines coming from the sun and interstellar space.
PIA17442:
Mystery of the Interstellar Magnetic Field (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows the outer layers of our solar bubble, or heliosphere, and nearby interstellar space. NASA's Voyager 1 is currently exploring a region of interstellar space.
PIA17460:
Moving into Interstellar Space (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This schematic shows our solar bubble moving through nearby interstellar space, or the space between stars.
PIA17463:
Heliosphere Traveling Through Interstellar Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-21 Spitzer Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
Subaru Telescope
IRAC
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The big blob-like structure shown here, named Himiko after the legendary ancient queen of Japan, turns out to be three galaxies thought to be in the process of merging into one.
PIA17558:
Three-headed Galactic Blob
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-03 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, helped lead astronomers to what appears to be a new example of a dancing black hole duo.
PIA17562:
Two Black Holes on Way to Becoming One (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This frame from an animation based on NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope data illustrates an unexpected warm spot on the surface of a gaseous exoplanet.The bright orange patches are the hottest part of the planet.
PIA13494:
Weird Warm Spot on Exoplanet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-13 Planck
High Frequency Instrument
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This all-sky image shows the distribution of carbon monoxide (CO), a molecule used by astronomers to trace molecular clouds across the sky, as seen by Planck.
PIA15227:
All-sky Image of Molecular Gas and Three Molecular Cloud Complexes seen by Planck
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Near Infrared Spectrometer
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The false-color composite image of the Stephan’s Quintet galaxy cluster is made up of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and a ground-based telescope in Spain.
PIA02587:
A Shocking Surprise in Stephan's Quintet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-27 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft exploring a region called the 'depletion region' or 'magnetic highway' at the outer limits of our heliosphere, the bubble the sun blows around itself.
PIA17034:
Transitional Regions at the Heliosphere's Outer Limits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-11 Dumbbell Nebula Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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Close-up of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
PIA04249:
Close-up of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-02 Orion Nebula Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a bow shock around a very young star in the nearby Orion nebula, an intense star-forming region of gas and dust.
PIA04227:
Orion Nebula and Bow Shock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows the different expected directions of the magnetic fields in interstellar space (black lines) and the magnetic field emanating from our sun (white lines) as NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft travels northward out of the heliosphere.
PIA16485:
Solar and Interstellar Magnetic Fields (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-05 NGC 1291 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image (left) and visual image (right) from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of the barred ring galaxy NGC 1291. The VIS image is dominated by the inner disk and bar. The UV image is dominated by the low surface brightness outer arms.
PIA07910:
Barred Ring Galaxy NGC 1291
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-28 NGC 7331 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured these infrared images of a nearby spiral galaxy that resembles our own Milky Way. The targeted galaxy, known as NGC 7331 and sometimes referred to as our galaxy's twin.
PIA06322:
Morphology of Our Galaxy's 'Twin'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this ultraviolet color image of the galaxy NGC5474 on June 7, 2003. NGC5474 is located 20 million light-years from Earth and is within a group of galaxies dominated by the Messier 101 galaxy.
PIA04634:
Galaxy NGC5474
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this ultraviolet color image of the galaxy NGC5962 on June 7, 2003. This spiral galaxy is located 90 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04635:
Galaxy NGC5962
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet color image of the galaxy UGC10445 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 7 and June 14, 2003. UGC10445 is a spiral galaxy located 40 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04623:
Galaxy UGC10445
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This single orbit exposure, ultraviolet color image of Messier 101 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 20, 2003. Messier 101 is a large spiral galaxy located 20 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04632:
Messier 101 Single Orbit Exposure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this image of the spiral galaxy Messier 51 on June 19 and 20, 2003. Messier 51 is located 27 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04628:
Galaxy Messier 51
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 83 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 7, 2003. Located 15 million light years from Earth and known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy,
PIA04629:
Galaxy Messier 83
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-06 Carina Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This infrared snapshot of a region in the constellation Carina near the Milky Way was taken shortly after NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer ejected its cover. The
PIA12486:
WISE 'First-Light' Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-26 Planck
Planck LFI-HFI
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The big Hunter in the sky is seen in a new light by Planck, a European Space Agency mission with significant NASA participation. The long-wavelength image shows most of the constellation Orion, highlighting turbid clouds of cold material.
PIA13066:
Planck's View of Orion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-26 Perseus Planck
Planck LFI-HFI
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A low activity, star-formation region in the constellation Perseus, as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck.
PIA13065:
Planck Sees Perseus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This is an ultraviolet color image of the galaxy NGC5398 taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 7, 2003. NGC5398 is a barred spiral galaxy located 60 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04633:
Galaxy NGC5398
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-10 Vega Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope recently captured these images of the star Vega, located 25 light years away in the constellation Lyra.
PIA07218:
Tiny Particles, So Far Away
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-30 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Herbig-Haro 30, the prototype of a gas-rich 'young stellar object' disk around a star.
PIA17835:
Dark Disks Around Young Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-05 NGC 1851 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of the globular cluster NGC 1851 in the southern constellation Columba.
PIA07908:
Globular Cluster NGC 1851 in the Southern Constellation Columba
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Something appears to be peering through a shiny red mask, in this new false-colored image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The mysterious blue eyes are actually starlight from the cores of two merging galaxies, called NGC 2207 and IC 2163.
PIA08098:
Ready for the Cosmic Ball
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-14 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291, located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. NGC 1291 is notable for its unusual inner bar and outer ring structure.
PIA10114:
NGC 1291
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-27 Kepler
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This illustration shows the unusual orbit of planet Kepler-413b around a close pair of orange and red dwarf stars. The planet's 66-day orbit is tilted 2.5 degrees with respect to the plane of the binary stars' orbit.
PIA17848:
Star System Bonanza (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Messier 100 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
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The galaxy Messier 100, or M100, shows its swirling spiral in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The arcing spiral arms of dust and gas that harbor star forming regions glow vividly when seen in the infrared.
PIA15909:
Hot and Cold in the M100 Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Messier 100 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This infrared image, from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, of M100 is a classic example of a grand design spiral galaxy, with prominent and well-defined spiral arms winding from the hot center, out to the cooler edges of the galaxy.
PIA15910:
The Swirling Arms of the M100 Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-09 NGC 246 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a dying star (center) surrounded by a cloud of glowing gas and dust.
PIA06755:
Ring of Stellar Death
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Sol (our sun) Solar Dynamic Observatory
Atmospheric Imaging Assembly
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The dark region seen on the face of the sun at the end of March 2013 is a coronal hole (just above and to the right of the middle of the picture), which is a source of fast solar wind leaving the sun in this image from NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory.
PIA17669:
Pulses from the Sun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-19 Chandra X-ray Observatory
NuSTAR
Chandra X-ray Telescope
NuSTAR
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NASA's NuSTAR has, for the first time, imaged the radioactive 'guts' of a supernova remnant, the leftover remains of a star that exploded. The NuSTAR data are blue, and show high-energy X-rays.
PIA17841:
Radioactive Core of a Dead Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-30 Edge-on Galaxy ESO 510 G13 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has imaged an unusual edge-on galaxy, revealing remarkable details of its warped dusty disc and showing how colliding galaxies trigger the birth of new stars.
PIA04213:
Edge-on Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-14 Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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Known as IRAS 20324+4057 ('The Tadpole'), taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2012, shows a bright blue tadpole as it appears to swim through the inky blackness of space.
PIA18168:
The Tadpole and the Wriggler
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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Arp 148& - Mayall's Object
PIA10385:
Arp 148& - Mayall's Object
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-15 Galaxy NGC 4013 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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An amazing 'edge-on' view of a spiral galaxy 55 million light years from Earth has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The image reveals in great detail huge clouds of dust and gas extending along and above the galaxy's main disk.
PIA04217:
Galaxy NGC 4013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-31 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
GALEX Telescope
WISE Telescope
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Evidence from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Galaxy Evolution Explorer missions provide support for the 'inside-out' theory of galaxy evolution, which holds that star formation starts at the core of the galaxy and spreads outward.
PIA17554:
Galaxies Grow from Inside Out
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope image of a glowing stellar nursery provides a spectacular contrast to the opaque cloud seen in visible light (inset).
PIA04934:
Dark Globule in IC 1396 (IRAC)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-25 Spitzer Space Telescope
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This diagram illustrates the locations of the star systems closest to the sun. The year when the distance to each system was determined is listed after the system's name.
PIA18003:
Welcome to the Sun's Neighborhood
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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Collision Between Two Spiral Galaxies
PIA10387:
Collision Between Two Spiral Galaxies
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-30 Black Hole 925x1197x3
This graphic shows the computer simulation of a black hole from start to finish. Plasma is falling slowly toward the black hole in a (at the upper left). The plasma has a magnetic field, shown by the white lines.
PIA04206:
Black Hole Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows N103B -- all that remains from a supernova that exploded a millennium ago in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy 160,000 light-years away from our own Milky Way.
PIA18009:
Dissecting Dust from Detonation of Dead Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Sol (our sun) SOHO
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
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This composite image combines NASA's Extreme Ultravoilet Imaging Telescope images from three wavelengths into one that reveals solar features unique to each wavelength.
PIA03150:
Color Composite of Solar Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-25 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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NASA's Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes have uncovered a long-lost population of active supermassive black holes, or quasars located deep in the bellies of distant, massive galaxies (circled in blue).
PIA10091:
Missing Black Holes Found!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
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A composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4258 showing X-ray emission observed with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue) and infrared emission observed with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (red and green).
PIA18462:
Black Hole Jets Make Shock Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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In the quest to better understand the birth of stars and the formation of new worlds, astronomers have used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to examine the massive stars contained in a cloudy region called Sharpless 140.
PIA05878:
A Natal Microcosm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-06 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This composite image represent views of Kepler's supernova remnant taken in X-rays, visible light, and infrared radiation.
PIA06910:
Kepler's Supernova Remnant: A View from Spitzer Space Telescope
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