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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Spitzer Space Telescope
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A dragon-shaped cloud of dust seems to fly out from a bright explosion in this infrared light image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. These views have revealed that this dark cloud, called M17 SWex, is forming stars at a furious rate.
PIA13241:
The Invisible Dragon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-14 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This star-forming region, captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, is dominated by the bright, young star IRAS 13481-6124; it is the first massive baby star for which astronomers could obtain a detailed look at the dusty disk closely encircling it.
PIA13276:
Massive Young Star and its Cradle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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These data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show the signatures of buckyballs in space. Buckyballs, also called C60 or buckministerfullerenes, after architect Buckminister Fuller's geodesic domes.
PIA13287:
Jiggling Soccer-Ball Molecules in Space
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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 2010-07-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Two extremely bright stars illuminate a greenish mist in this image from the new 'GLIMPSE360' survey from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The fog is comprised of hydrogen and carbon compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
PIA13301:
Bright Lights, Green City
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image shows an outflow of gas from a new star as it jets from a space object dubbed IRAS 21078+5211. The reddish blob in its center, as picked up by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope contrasts nicely with the clouds, colored green, that surround it.
PIA13302:
A Shocking Outflow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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A star-forming region shines from the considerable distance of more than 30,000 light-years away in the upper left of this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This image is a combination of data from Spitzer and the Two Micron All Sky Survey.
PIA13303:
Beastly Stars and a Bubble
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a wispy, vast structure in the constellation Perseus with a small bubble right in its center puffed out by spasms of fresh-formed, heavyweight stars.
PIA13304:
Awash in Green and Red
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA13316:
NASA's Great Observatories Witness a Galactic Spectacle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Astronomers have found that stars are forming more rapidly in the center of a distant galaxy cluster than at its edges, which is completely reversed from galaxy clusters seen in the local universe.
PIA13335:
Ancient Galaxy Cluster Still Producing Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept illustrates a tight pair of stars and a surrounding disk of dust, most likely the shattered remains of planetary smashups. Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the scientists found dusty evidence for such collisions.
PIA13346:
Circle of Planetary Ashes (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept illustrates an imminent planetary collision around a pair of double stars. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that such collisions could be common around a certain type of tight double, or binary, star system.
PIA13347:
Before the Smashup (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This series of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a dark mass of gas and dust, called a core, where new stars and planets will likely spring up. This particular core lies deep within a larger dark cloud called L183.
PIA13409:
An Unexpected Scattering of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-12 Spitzer Space Telescope
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A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang in this artist's concept based on data from Spitzer's Space Telescope.
PIA13478:
Giant Star Goes Supernova, Smothered by its own Dust (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept based on data found by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows upsilon Andromedae b, a hot gas giant that whips around its star every 4.6 days. Because it is so close to its star, it is tidally locked.
PIA13493:
Planetary Hot Spot Not Under the Glare of Star (Artist 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 2010-10-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This graph of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows how astronomers located a hot spot on a distant gas planet named upsilon Andromedae b. Termed an exoplanet, it orbits a star beyond our sun, and whips around very closely to its star.
PIA13495:
How to Find a Planetary Hot Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
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An infrared photo of the Small Magellanic Cloud taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is shown in this artist's illustration; an example of a planetary nebula, and a magnified depiction of buckyballs.
PIA13551:
Extragalactic Space Balls (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This diagram shows findings of results of observations made primarily by NASA's Spitzer Telescopes and the Very Large Array radio telescope and illuminates new details about a celestial 'sandbar' connecting two massive islands of galaxies.
PIA13638:
Bent Galactic Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This plot of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope indicates the presence of molecules in the planet WASP-12b -- a super-hot gas giant that orbits tightly around its star.
PIA13690:
Signature of a Carbon-Rich Planet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows the searing-hot gas planet WASP-12b (orange orb) and its star. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope discovered that the planet has more carbon than oxygen, making it the first carbon-rich planet ever observed.
PIA13691:
Hot, Carbon-Rich Planet (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-12 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was able to show that a 'standard candle' used to measure cosmological distances is shrinking, a finding that affects precise measurements of the age, size and expansion rate of our universe.
PIA13781:
Standard Candle in the Wind
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Maffei 2 is the poster child for an infrared galaxy that is almost invisible to optical telescopes. But this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope penetrates the dust to reveal the galaxy in all its glory.
PIA13789:
The Hidden Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-10 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a swirling landscape of stars known as the North America nebula. Clusters of young stars (about one million years old) can be found throughout the image.
PIA13843:
The Case of the Disappearing Continent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-10 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This visible light/infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a swirling landscape of stars known as the North America nebula. Clusters of young stars (about one million years old) can be found throughout the image.
PIA13844:
An Extended Stellar Family
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-10 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This view of the North America nebula combines both visible and infrared light observations, taken by the Digitized Sky Survey and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Clusters of young stars (about one million years old) can be found throughout the image.
PIA13845:
North America Nebula in Different Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This view of the Sunflower galaxy highlights a variety of infrared wavelengths captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA13900:
Spitzer's Sunflower Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infrared light from the Sunflower galaxy, otherwise known as Messier 63. Spitzer's view highlights the galaxy's dusty spiral arms.
PIA13901:
Sunflower Galaxy Glows with Infrared Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
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A view from the bustling center of our galactic metropolis. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope offers a fresh, infrared view of the frenzied scene at the center of our Milky Way, revealing what lies behind the dust.
PIA13932:
Stars Gather in 'Downtown' Milky Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-04 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image layout shows two views of the same baby star from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Spitzer's view shows that this star has a second, identical jet shooting off in the opposite direction of the first.
PIA13929:
Undercover Jet Exposed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-04 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope took this image of a baby star sprouting two identical jets (green lines emanating from fuzzy star). The left jet was hidden behind a dark cloud, which Spitzer can see through.
PIA13930:
It's Twins! Spitzer Finds Hidden Jet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This graphic illustrates a stellar fountain of crystal rain, beginning with a NASA Spitzer picture of the star in question, and ending with an artist's concept of what the crystal 'rain' might look like.
PIA14099:
Finding Forsterite Around a Developing Star (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have, for the first time, found signatures of silicate crystals around a newly forming protostar in the constellation of Orion.
PIA14100:
Cosmic Fountain of Crystal Rain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what lies near the sword of the constellation Orion -- an active stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars. Many will turn out like our sun.
PIA14101:
Stars Adorn Orion's Sword
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-15 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This glowing emerald nebula seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is named RCW 120; this region of hot gas and glowing dust can be found in the murky clouds encircled by the tail of the constellation Scorpius.
PIA14104:
In the Blackest Night, a Green Ring Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope exposes the depths of this dusty nebula with its infrared vision, showing stellar infants that are lost behind dark clouds when viewed in visible light.
PIA14106:
Making a Spectacle of Star Formation in Orion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows how a normal spiral galaxy around our local universe (left) might have looked back in the distant universe, when astronomers think galaxies would have been filled with larger populations of hot, bright stars (right).
PIA14107:
Galaxies Near and Far (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-20 IC 342 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Looking like a spider's web swirled into a spiral, galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this infrared light image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA14401:
Spider Web of Stars in IC 342A
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Looking like a spider's web swirled into a spiral, galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this infrared light image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The very center glows especially brightly in the infrared.
PIA14402:
A Twisted Star-Forming Web in the Galaxy IC 342
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-10 Helix Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
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The 'Dumbbell nebula,' also known as Messier 27, pumps out infrared light in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Planetary nebulae are now known to be the remains of stars that once looked a lot like our sun.
PIA14417:
Weighing in on the Dumbbell Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Swirling dust clouds and bright newborn stars dominate the view in this image of the Lagoon nebula from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The nebula lies in the general direction of the center of our galaxy in the constellation Sagittarius.
PIA14728:
Into the Depths of the Lagoon Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's conception illustrates a storm of comets around a star near our own, called Eta Corvi. Evidence for this barrage comes from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared detectors.
PIA14739:
It's Raining Comets (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-12 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the nebula nicknamed 'the Dragonfish.' This turbulent region, jam-packed with stars, is home to some of the most luminous massive stars in our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA14885:
Dragonfish Coming At You in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-10 Spitzer Space Telescope
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A bubbling cauldron of star birth is highlighted in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Massive stars have blown bubbles, or cavities, in the dust and gas -- a violent process that triggers both the death and birth of stars.
PIA15253:
Stars Brewing in Cygnus X
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected the solid form of buckyballs in space for the first time. To form a solid particle, the buckyballs must stack together, as illustrated in this artist's concept showing the very beginnings of the process.
PIA15266:
Building a Buckyball Particle in Space (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
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A team of volunteers from the general public has pored over observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and discovered more than 5,000 'bubbles' in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA15412:
Finding Bubbles in the Milky Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This nebula, which is in the constellation of Scutum, has no common name since it is hidden behind dust clouds. It takes an infrared telescope like NASA's Spitzer to see through this dark veil and reveal this spectacular hidden nebula.
PIA15413:
An Audience Favorite Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infrared vision of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that the Sombrero galaxy, named after its appearance in visible light to a wide-brimmed hat, is in fact two galaxies in one.
PIA15426:
The Sombrero Galaxy's Split Personality
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal the Sombrero galaxy is not simply a regular flat disk galaxy of stars as previously believed, but a more round elliptical galaxy with a flat disk tucked inside.
PIA15427:
Sombrero Galaxy Not So Flat After All
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This plot of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the light from a 'super Earth' called 55 Cancri e. The planet is the smallest yet, beyond our solar system, to reveal its direct light.
PIA15621:
Magician of a Planet Disappears to Reveal Itself
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows how NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was able to detect a super Earth's direct light for the first time using its sensitive heat-seeking infrared vision.
PIA15622:
First-of-Its-Kind Glimpse at a Super Earth (Artist Animation)
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This artist's concept depicts 55 Cancri e as it orbits its star. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has, for the first time, captured the light emanating from a distant super Earth, a planet more massive than Earth but lighter than Neptune.
PIA15623:
Super Earth Reveals Itself to Spitzer (Artist Animation) Animation Icon
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This graphic illuminates the process by which astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, detected the light from a super Earth planet.
PIA15624:
Measuring Brightness of Super Earth 55 Cancri e
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image of the Pinwheel Galaxy, or M101, in the constellation of Ursa Major, combines data from four of NASA's space telescopes. The view shows that both young and old stars are evenly distributed along M101's tightly wound spiral arms.
PIA15630:
Pinwheel Galaxy Rainbow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-07 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Astronomers have uncovered patterns of light that appear to be from the first stars and galaxies that formed in the universe. The light patterns were hidden within a strip of sky observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA15634:
Hidden Patterns of Light Revealed by Spitzer
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Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is an alien world just two-thirds the size of Earth -- one of the smallest on record.
PIA15808:
Exoplanet is Extremely Hot and Incredibly Close (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Messier 100 Spitzer Space Telescope
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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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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 2012-10-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have greatly improved the cosmic distance ladder used to measure the expansion rate of the universe, its size and age. This artist's concept symbolically shows a series of stars that have known distances.
PIA15818:
Climbing the Cosmic Distance Ladder (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This graph illustrates the Cepheid period-luminosity relationship, used to calculate the size, age and expansion rate of the universe. The data shown are from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope which has made the most precise measurements yet.
PIA15819:
Cepheids as Cosmology Tools
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The image on the left shows a portion of our sky, called the Boötes field, in infrared light, while the image on the right shows a mysterious, background infrared glow captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in the same region of sky.
PIA16215:
Unmasking a Hidden Glow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concepts shows new research from scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests that a mysterious infrared glow across our whole sky is coming from stray stars torn from galaxies.
PIA16216:
Spitzer Sees Stray Starlight (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-01 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This illustration shows three possible scenarios for the evolution of asteroid belts. At the top, a Jupiter-size planet migrates through the asteroid belt, scattering material and inhibiting the formation of life on planets.
PIA16212:
Scenarios for the Evolution of Asteroid Belts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi, a young, large and hot star located around 370 light-years away, is having a 'shocking' effect on the surrounding dust clouds in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA16604:
Massive Star Makes Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows galaxy Messier 94, also known as NGC 4736? At first glance one might see a number of them, astronomers believe there is just one.
PIA17011:
Galactic Wheels within Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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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 2013-06-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a striking example of what is called a hierarchical bubble structure, in which one giant bubble, carved into the dust of space by massive stars, has triggered the formation of smaller bubbles.
PIA17017:
Bubbles Within Bubbles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
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There are nearly 200 galaxies within the marked circles in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. These are part of the Perseus-Pisces supercluster of galaxies located 250 million light-years away.
PIA17241:
Galaxies in Hiding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-31 Spitzer Space Telescope
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In this artist's impression, a pair of stars peeks out from a tilted disk twirling around them, allowing astronomers to monitor their 'blinking' pattern.
PIA17252:
Dusty Hula Hoop Rings 'Blinking' Stellar Duo (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The spectacular swirling arms and central bar of the Sculptor galaxy are revealed in this new view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA17256:
The Barred Sculptor Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Massive stars can wreak havoc on their surroundings, as can be seen in this new view of the Carina nebula from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA17257:
The Tortured Clouds of Eta Carinae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept portrays a free-floating brown dwarf, or failed star. A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows that several of these objects are warmer than previously thought.
PIA17258:
Free-floating Failed Star (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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The locations of brown dwarfs discovered by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, and mapped by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, are shown in this diagram as red circles.
PIA17259:
Brown Dwarf Backyardigans
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This trio of ghostly images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the disembodied remains of dying stars called planetary nebulas. Planetary nebulas are a late stage in a sun-like star's life.
PIA17552:
Death Beckons Three Aging Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
ALMA
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Combined observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly completed Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed the throes of stellar birth in the well-studied object known as HH 46/47.
PIA17555:
Bubbly Newborn Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The collection of red dots seen here show one of several very distant galaxy clusters discovered by combining ground-based optical data from the NOAO's Kitt Peak National Observatory with infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA17565:
Galactic Metropolis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-20 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The red arc in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is a giant shock wave, created by a speeding star known as Kappa Cassiopeiae.
PIA17843:
Speedster Star Shocks the Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The closest supernova of its kind to be observed in the last few decades, M82 or the 'Cigar galaxy,' has sparked a global observing campaign involving legions of instruments on the ground and in space, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA17847:
Seeing Through a Veil of Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-06 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Magnetic loops carrying gas and dust above disks of planet-forming material circling stars are shown in this artist's conception, which NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope detects as infrared light.
PIA17849:
Loops of Gas and Dust Rise from Planetary Disks (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-20 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This mosaic reveals a panorama of the Milky Way from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This picture covers only about three percent of the sky, but includes more than half of the galaxy's stars and the majority of its star formation activity.
PIA17996:
GLIMPSE the Galaxy All the Way Around
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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 2014-05-21 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. A large cloud looms in the center of this image of the galactic plane from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA18010:
Mapping the Densest Dusty Cloud Cores
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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Studied by astronomers, Serpens Cloud Core is one of the youngest collections of stars ever seen in our galaxy. This infrared image combines data from NASA's Spitzer with shorter-wavelength observations from the Two Micron All Sky Survey.
PIA18014:
The 'Serpent' Star-Forming Cloud Spawns Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Spitzer Space Telescope
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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 2014-08-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows the immediate aftermath of a large asteroid impact around NGC 2547-ID8, a 35-million-year-old sun-like star thought to be forming rocky planets.
PIA18469:
Building Planets Through Collisions (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Astronomers were surprised to see these data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in January 2013, showing a huge eruption of dust around a star called NGC 2547-ID8.
PIA18470:
Witnessing a Planetary Wreckage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. The outer ring, colored red, is filled with new stars that are igniting and heating up dust that glows with infrared light.
PIA18847:
Ring of Stellar Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-10 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This diagram illustrates two similar star systems, HD 95086 and HR 8799. Evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has pointed to the presence of two dust belts in each system.
PIA18900:
Sibling Star Systems? Dust Structures Suggest So
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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 2014-12-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The famous Horsehead nebula takes on a ghostly appearance in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, released on December 18, 2014.
PIA18905:
Horsehead of a Different Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
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'Yellow balls' -- which are several hundred to thousands times the size of our solar system -- are pictured here in the center of this image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA18908:
Finding 'Yellowballs' in our Milky Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This series of images show three evolutionary phases of massive star formation, as pictured in infrared images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA18909:
Evolution of a Massive Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Kitt Peak National Observatory
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Infrared images from instruments at Kitt Peak National Observatory (left) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope document the outburst of HOPS 383, a young protostar in the Orion star-formation complex.
PIA18928:
Embryonic Star's Outburst
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-14 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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The spider part of 'The Spider and the Fly' nebulae, IC 417 abounds in star formation, as seen in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS).
PIA20357:
The Spider Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This plot shows data obtained from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment telescope located in Chile, during a 'microlensing' event.
PIA19331:
Time Delay in Microlensing Event
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infographic explains how NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope can be used in tandem with a telescope on the ground to measure the distances to planets discovered using the 'microlensing' technique.
PIA19332:
Infographic: Finding Planets With Microlensing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's map of the Milky Way shows the location of one of the farthest known exoplanets, lying 13,000 light-years away. Most of the thousands of exoplanets discovered to date are closer to our solar system, as indicated by the pink/orange areas.
PIA19333:
Map of Exoplanets Found in Our Galaxy (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This artist's concept depicts a proposed helium-atmosphere planet called GJ 436b.
PIA19344:
Helium-Shrouded Planets (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed a proposed helium planet, GJ 436b.This diagram illustrates how hypothetical helium atmospheres might form. These would be on planets about the mass of Neptune, or smaller.
PIA19345:
How to Make a Helium Atmosphere
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