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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-07 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observes two relatively small prominences above the Sun's surface twisted and streamed charged particles over a 20-hour period July 30-31, 2018.
PIA22661:
Twisting Prominences Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-14 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory scientists use their computer models to generate a view of the sun's magnetic field. An extreme ultraviolet view of the sun is compared with the same image showing the superimposed field lines on August 10, 2018.
PIA22662:
Magnetic Field Portrayed Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a minor eruption of charged particles rising up and twisting about before falling back into the Sun in this close-up of the Sun from a two-hour period on Aug. 13, 2018.
PIA22673:
Twisting Outburst Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-03 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that over the course of just one day a tiny active region grew to became almost as large as its many-days-old neighbor (Aug. 23-24, 2018).
PIA22680:
New Active Region Grows Up Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-17 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that a large coronal hole began to emerge and intensify (Sept. 4-6, 2018).
PIA22722:
Emerging Coronal Hole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-17 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that in just about seven hours, the SDO spacecraft saw the moon transit the Sun two times (Sept. 9-10, 2018).
PIA22723:
Double Lunar Transit Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-24 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows two images taken at virtually the same time but in different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.
PIA22724:
Two Wavelengths, Two Different Images Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-17 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the Sun's rotation bringing a new active region into view, revealing the dynamic arches and twisting streams of its magnetic field (Oct. 10-11, 2018).
PIA18139:
Sole Active Region in Profile Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-29 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that a solar prominence rose up above the Sun's surface, twisted and spun around, then became elongated and broke away. (Oct. 24-25, 2018).
PIA18140:
Eruptive Prominence Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-12 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a good-sized coronal hole at a slanted angle nearly centered on the face of the sun (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2018).
PIA18141:
Central Coronal Hole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-14 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a lunar transit, when the Moon partially blocked SDO's view of the Sun on Nov. 7, 2018.
PIA18142:
SDO Observes a Partial Lunar Eclipse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-19 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows two solar prominences, directly at opposite sides of the Sun, over a 26-hour period (Nov. 12-13, 2018).
PIA18143:
Opposing Solar Prominences Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-05 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a long-lasting coronal hole has again rotated around to face the Earth (Nov. 28-30, 2018).
PIA18144:
Reappearing Coronal Hole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-11 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows an active region that appeared on Dec. 5, 2018.
PIA21211:
Solar Active Region's Cameo Appearance Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-24 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory showed four smallish prominences along the sun's edge at about the same time (Dec. 12-14, 2018).
PIA21212:
Small Prominences Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-19 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is in another eclipse season as of Feb. 6, 2019. This image shows the Earth briefly blocking SDO's view of the Sun.
PIA21213:
Spring 2019 Eclipse Season Arrives Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-04 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that the Sun has gone an entire month without any sunspots (Feb. 1-18, 2019).
PIA21218:
Spotless February Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-11 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a long lunar transit on Mar. 6, 2019.
PIA21905:
Criss-Crossing Lunar Transit Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
Canada France Hawaii Telescope
IRAC
Very Large Array (VLA)
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A new feature in the evolution of galaxies has been captured in this image of galactic interactions. The two galaxies seen here -- NGC 3226 at the top, NGC 3227 at the bottom.
PIA18902:
A Flood of Gas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-12 Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
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Comet C/2019 Q4 as imaged by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii's Big Island on Sept. 10, 2019.
PIA23462:
Comet C/2019 Q4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-11 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This composite image of NGC 2207 and IC 2163 contains Chandra data in pink, optical-light data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in red, green, and blue (appearing as blue, white, orange, and brown), and infrared data from Spitzer Space Telescope in red.
PIA18903:
Galactic Gathering Gives Impressive Light Display
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-06 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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The images indicate that the bubble of gas that makes up the supernova remnant appears different in various types of light. Chandra reveals the hottest gas [colored blue and colored green], which radiates in X-rays.
PIA06908:
Kepler's Supernova Remnant: A View from Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-25 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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These two images show 'stacked' Chandra images for two different classes of distant, massive galaxy detected with NASA's Spitzer. Image stacking is a procedure used to detect emission from objects that is too faint to be detected in single images.
PIA10092:
Stacks of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-24 NGC 7331 Chandra X-ray Observatory
SDSS
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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This image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (insets) shows spiral galaxy NGC 7331, center, where astronomers observed the unusual supernova SN 2014C.
PIA21088:
Supernova SN 2014C (Optical and X-Ray)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-24 NGC 7331 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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Supernova SN 2014C of a spiral galaxy called NGC 7331 is seen in the image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
PIA21089:
Supernova SN 2014C (X-ray)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-11 Cartwheel Galaxy Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
GALEX Telescope
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Visible Light
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This false-color composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy as seen by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, where the first ripple appears as an ultraviolet-bright blue outer ring.
PIA03296:
A Stellar Ripple
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-06 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's three Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the SpitzerSpace Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory -- joined forces to probe the expanding remains of a supernova, called Kepler's supernova remnant.
PIA06907:
Three Great Eyes on Kepler's Supernova Remnant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-13 N132D Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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Supernovae are the explosive deaths of the universe's most massive stars. This false-color composite from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows the remnant of N132D, the wispy pink shell of gas at center.
PIA09604:
A Supernova's Shockwaves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-24 M82 Galaxy Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Visible Light
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NASA's Spitzer, Hubble and Chandra space observatories teamed up to create this multi-wavelength, false-colored view of the M82 galaxy. The lively 
portrait celebrates Hubble's 'sweet sixteen' birthday.
PIA08093:
Great Observatories Present Rainbow of a Galaxy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-08 NuSTAR
Chandra X-ray Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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The comparison from NASA's Hubble telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory highlights how different the universe can look when viewed in other wavelengths of light. M82 is located 12 million light-years away in the Ursa Major constellation.
PIA18840:
Galaxy in Different Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-06 NGC 6193 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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RCW 108 is a region where stars are actively forming within the Milky Way galaxy about 4,000 light years from Earth. This image is part of a large collection of images of merging galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA11226:
RCW 108: Massive Young Stars Trigger Stellar Birth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-06 Cassiopeia A Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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For the first time, a multiwavelength three-dimensional reconstruction of a supernova remnant has been created. This visualization of Cassiopeia A, or Cas A, the result of an explosion approximately 330 years ago, uses data from several NASA telescopes.
PIA11748:
Supernova Remnant in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-12 Cepheus B Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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This composite image, combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope shows the star-forming cloud Cepheus B, located in our Milky Way galaxy about 2,400 light years from Earth.
PIA12169:
Trigger-Happy Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-29 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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A composite image from NASA's Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows the dusty remains of a collapsed star, a supernova remnant called G54.1+0.3. The white source at the center is a dead star called a pulsar.
PIA12982:
Dusty Dead Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-28 NGC 281 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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This composite image of the star cluster NGC 28 contains X-ray data from Chandra, in purple, with infrared observations from Spitzer, in red, green, blue. NGC 281 is known informally as the 'Pacman Nebula' because of its appearance in optical images.
PIA14731:
The 'Pacman Nebula'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-16 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, the Tarantula Nebula, produce intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material seen as infrared emission from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and X-rays from Chandra X-ray Observatory.
PIA15079:
30 Doradus: The Growing Tarantula Within
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-07 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Herschel Space Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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Astronomers have made the most detailed study yet of an extremely massive young galaxy cluster using three of NASA's Great Observatories. This rare galaxy cluster, located 10 billion light-years from Earth, is almost as massive as 500 trillion suns.
PIA20063:
Galaxy Cluster IDCS J1426
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-10 Messier 101 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
Visible Light
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NASA's Great Observatories continue Galileo's legacy with stunning images and breakthrough science from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
PIA11797:
NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
Visible-Light
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The tip of the 'wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy is dazzling in this new view from NASA's Great Observatories. The SMC, is a small galaxy about 200,000 light-years way that orbits our own Milky Way spiral galaxy.
PIA16884:
Taken Under the 'Wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-24 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
WISE Telescope
XMM-Newton X-ray
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This image combines data from four different space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of the oldest documented example of a supernova, called RCW 86.
PIA14872:
All Eyes on Oldest Recorded Supernova
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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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This is the first map of radioactivity in a supernova remnant, the blown-out bits and pieces of a massive star that exploded. The blue color shows radioactive material mapped in high-energy X-rays using NASA's NuSTAR.
PIA17838:
Untangling the Remains of Cassiopeia A
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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 is complementing previous observations of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant (red and green) by providing the first maps of radioactive material forged in the fiery explosion (blue).
PIA17839:
Adding a New "Color" to Palate of Cassiopeia A Images
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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 2014-02-19 Chandra X-ray Observatory
NuSTAR
Chandra X-ray Telescope
NuSTAR
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When astronomers first looked at images of a supernova remnant called Cassiopeia A, captured by NASA's NuSTAR. The mystery of Cassiopeia A (Cas A), a massive star that exploded in a supernova more than 11,000 years ago continues to confound scientists.
PIA17842:
The Case of Missing Iron in Cassiopeia A
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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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A massive star (left), which has created elements as heavy as iron in its interior, blows up in a tremendous explosion (middle), scattering its outer layers in a structure called a supernova remnant (right).
PIA17844:
Evolution of a Supernova
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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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The images at the top of this graphic represent two popular models describing how stars blast apart. The models point to different triggers of the explosion. Jet-driven models are illustrated with an artist's concept shown at left.
PIA17846:
NuSTAR Data Point to Sloshing Supernovas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-03 CHIMERA
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This image of the Crab Pulsar was taken with CHIMERA, an instrument at the Palomar Observatory, which is operated by the California Institute of Technology.
PIA20347:
Versatile Instrument to Scout for Kuiper Belt Objects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 CIBER
CIBER
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These images from the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment, or CIBER, show large patches of the sky at two different infrared wavelengths (1.1 microns and 1.6 microns) after all known galaxies have been subtracted out and the images smoothed.
PIA18849:
Matching Patterns of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Stardust
DC-8 Airborne Laboratory
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Stardust Capsule Return as seen from NASA's DC-8 Airborne Laboratory with a mission to explore the conditions during reentry from the light emitted by the fireball caused when the capsule streaked through the sky.
PIA03668:
Stardust Capsule Return
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-26 Asteroid Deep Space Network
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These images of asteroid Apophis were recorded by radio antennas at the Deep Space Network's Goldstone complex in California and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia.
PIA24168:
Radar Observations of Asteroid 99942 Apophis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-05 Asteroid Deep Space Network
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On March 21, 2021, the large asteroid 2001 FO32 made a close approach with our planet, passing at a distance of about 1.25 million miles (2 million kilometers) — or 5 1/4 times the distance from Earth to the Moon.
PIA24561:
Goldstone Radar Observations of Asteroid 2001 FO32
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-03 Asteroid Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network
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This figure represents the radar echo from asteroid 2021 PJ1 on Aug. 14, 2021. The horizontal axis represents the difference in predicted Doppler frequency and the new radar measurement.
PIA24563:
The Doppler Spike of Asteroid 2021 PJ1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-03 Asteroid Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network
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This series of images captured on Aug. 22, 2021, shows asteroid 2016 AJ193 rotate as it was observed by Goldstone's 70-meter antenna. The 1.3-kilometers wide object was the 1,001st near-Earth asteroid to be measured by planetary radar since 1968.
PIA24564:
Radar Reveals the Surface of Asteroid 2016 AJ193
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-18 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Digitized Sky Survey
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The unique ultraviolet vision of NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer revealed, for the first time, dwarf galaxies forming out of nothing more than pristine gas likely leftover from the early universe.
PIA11805:
Seeing Baby Dwarf Galaxies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Sol (our sun) SOHO
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
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NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope aboard ESA's SOHO spacecraft took this image of a huge, handle-shaped prominence in 1999. Prominences are huge clouds of relatively cool dense plasma suspended in the Sun's hot, thin corona.
PIA03149:
Handle-shaped Prominence
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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 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Far-ultraviolet Detector
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This enhanced image from the far-ultraviolet detector on NASA's Galaxy Evolution shows a ghostly shell of ionized gas around Z Camelopardalis, a binary, or double-star system featuring a collapsed, dead star known as a white dwarf, and a companion star.
PIA09219:
Ghostly Remnant of an Explosive Past Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Far-ultraviolet Detector
Near-ultraviolet Detector
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This composite image NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows Z Camelopardalis, or Z Cam, a double-star system featuring a collapsed, dead star, called a white dwarf, and a companion star, as well as a ghostly shell around the system.
PIA09220:
Scene of Multiple Explosions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-20 NGC 362 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Far-ultraviolet Detector
Near-ultraviolet Detector
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer's ultraviolet eyes have captured a globular star cluster, called NGC 362, in our own Milky Way galaxy. In this new image, the cluster appears next to stars from a more distant neighboring galaxy, known as the Small Magella
PIA09653:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer Spies Band of Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-24 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
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Black-hole-powered galaxies called blazars are the most common sources detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope as shown in this artist's concept.
PIA20912:
Blazar Artist Concept
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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 2012-03-29 SOFIA
FORCAST
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Researchers using NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have captured infrared images of the last exhalations of a dying sun-like star. This image is of the planetary Nebula M2-9.
PIA15420:
NASA's SOFIA Captures Images of the Planetary Nebula M2-9
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-04 Cepheus Dawn
Framing Camera
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A star field in the constellation Cepheus is a composite of two 600-second exposures by the Framing Camera acquired during tests on December 3, 2007.
PIA12066:
Star Field in the Constellation Cepheus
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Framing Camera
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This view in the southern constellation Carina was acquired on December 13, 2007 as part of the characterization tests of the Framing Camera. The cluster of stars in the center is NGC 3532, and the nebula in the lower right is the Eta Carina Nebula.
PIA12067:
Dawn's Framing Camera Views Carina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image was taken May 21 and 22, 2003, by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The image was made from data gathered by the two channels of the spacecraft camera during the mission's 'first light' milestone.
PIA04278:
GALEX 1st Light Near Ultraviolet -50
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GALEX Telescope
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This image was taken on May 21 and 22, 2003, by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The image was made from data gathered during the missions 'first light' milestone, and shows celestial objects in the constellation Hercules.
PIA04279:
GALEX 1st Light Near Ultraviolet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image was taken May 21 and 22, 2003 by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The image was made from data gathered by the far ultraviolet channel of the spacecraft camera during the mission's 'first light' milestone. It shows about 400 celestial objects
PIA04280:
GALEX 1st Light Far Ultraviolet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this image on May 21 and 22, 2003. The image was made from data gathered by the two channels of the spacecraft camera during the mission's 'first light' milestone.
PIA04281:
GALEX 1st Light Near and Far Ultraviolet -100
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This compilation shows the constellation Hercules, as imaged on May 21 and 22, 2003, by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The images were captured by the two channels of the spacecraft camera during the mission's 'first light' milestone.
PIA04282:
GALEX 1st Light Compilation
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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 image of the active galaxy Centaurus A was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 7, 2003. The galaxy is located 30 million light-years from Earth and is seen edge on, with a prominent dust lane across the major axis.
PIA04624:
Galaxy Centaurus A
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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 blowup of the Groth Deep Image was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 22 and June 23, 2003. Many hundreds of galaxies are detected in this portion of the image.
PIA04625:
Groth Deep Image
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GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer photographed this ultraviolet color blowup of the Groth Deep Image on June 22 and June 23, 2003. Hundreds of galaxies are detected in this image, and the faint red galaxies are believed to be 6 billion light years away.
PIA04626:
Groth Deep Locations Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This is the first Deep Imaging Survey image taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. On June 22 and 23, 2003, the spacecraft obtained this near ultraviolet image of the Groth region by adding multiple orbits for a total exposure time of 14,000 seconds.
PIA04627:
Deep Imaging Survey
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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 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This three-color image of galaxy M101 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 20, 2003. The far ultraviolet emissions are shown in blue, the near ultraviolet emissions are green, and the red emissions, taken from NASA's Digital Sky Survey.
PIA04630:
Galaxy M101
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GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this near ultraviolet image of Messier 101 on June 20, 2003. Messier 101 is a large spiral galaxy located 20 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04631:
Messier 101
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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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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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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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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 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image is from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is an observation of the large galaxy in Andromeda, Messier 31. The Andromeda galaxy is the most massive in the local group of galaxies that includes our Milky Way.
PIA04921:
Andromeda Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the dwarf spiral galaxy NGC 247 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on October 13, 2003, in a single orbit exposure of 1600 seconds.
PIA04922:
Galaxy NGC 247
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the nearby edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 55 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on September 14, 2003, during 2 orbits. This galaxy lies 5.4 million light years from our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA04923:
Galaxy NGC 55
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 300 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer in a single orbit exposure of 27 minutes on October 10, 2003.
PIA04924:
Galaxy NGC 300
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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Galaxy Evolution Explorer observation of Stephan's Quintet and the nearby galaxy NGC 7331. Blue represents far ultraviolet, and red near ultraviolet. Stephan's quintet is an interacting group of galaxies.
PIA04925:
Stephan's Quintet and NGC 7331
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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 2004-05-24 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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The Galaxy Evolution Explorer specializes in surveying galaxies in ultraviolet light. The telescope surveyed thousands of galaxies before finding three-dozen of these newborns.
PIA05979:
Happy Anniversary to a Galactic Explorer
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GALEX Telescope
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This image shows six of the three-dozen 'ultraviolet luminous galaxies' spotted in our corner of the universe by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. These massive galaxies greatly resemble newborn galaxies that were common in the early universe.
PIA07143:
Nearby Newborns
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-22 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This artist's concept shows a typical young galaxy, teeming with hot, newborn stars and exploding supernovas. The supernovas are seen as white flashes of light.
PIA07144:
Fires of Galactic Youth (Artist Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-21 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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Surveying thousands of nearby galaxies with its highly sensitive ultraviolet eyes, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spotted three dozen that greatly resemble youthful galaxies from billions of years ago.
PIA07142:
Baby Galaxies in the Adult Universe
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GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the interacting pair NGC 1097, a barred spiral galaxy, and the small elliptical companion galaxy NGC 1097A.
PIA07900:
A Barred Spiral Galaxy, and the Small Elliptical Companion Galaxy NGC 1097A
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GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, which is a member of the Fornax Cluster of Galaxies.
PIA07901:
Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-05 Helix Nebula Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of the planetary nebula NGC 7293 also known as the Helix Nebula.
PIA07902:
Planetary Nebula NGC 7293 also Known as the Helix Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-05 M83 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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Ultraviolet images such as this one from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer suggest the M83 has unusual pockets of star formation separated by large distances from the spiral arms in the main disk of the galaxy.
PIA07903:
"Southern Pinwheel" Galaxy M83
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GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of the large face on spiral galaxy NGC 3344. The inner spiral arms are wrapped so tightly that they are difficult to distinguish.
PIA07904:
Large Face on Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-05 Stephan's Quintet,NGC 7331 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of the interacting group of galaxies known as Stephan's Quintet (NGC 7317, NGC 7318A, NGC 7318B, NGC 7319, NGC 7320, lower left).
PIA07905:
Interacting Group of Galaxies Known as Stephan's Quintet
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GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of a small area of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies.
PIA07906:
Virgo Galaxy Cluster
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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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