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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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This panoramic view encompasses the entire sky as seen by Two Micron All-Sky Survey. This image is centered on the core of our own Milky Way galaxy, toward the constellation of Sagittarius.
PIA04250:
Point Source All Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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This panoramic view encompasses the entire sky and reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond the Milky Way galaxy, which astronomers call extended sources, as observed by Two Micron All-Sky Survey.
PIA04251:
Extended Source/Galaxy All Sky 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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This panoramic view of the entire sky reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond our Milky Way galaxy, which astronomers call extended sources, as observed by Two Micron All-Sky Survey.
PIA04252:
Extended Source/Galaxy All Sky 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-21 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This image of a dying star, protoplanetary nebula IRAS22036+5306, containing strange, complex structures may help explain the death throes of stars and defy our current understanding of physics. Taken by NASA's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2.
PIA04277:
Hubble's View of a Dying Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, shows the wispy filamentary structure of Henize 206, is a four-color composite mosaic created by combining data from an infrared array camera (IRAC).
PIA05517:
Star Formation in Henize 206
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-27 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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An archival image of the Red Rectangle, or HD44179, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA04533:
The Red Rectangle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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 2003-07-03 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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Resembling sparks from a fireworks display, this image taken by a JPL camera onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows delicate filaments that are sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
PIA04609:
Celestial Fireworks
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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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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 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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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 2003-09-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This engineering image derives from 100 seconds of observing time on one of the three science instruments aboard the Space InfraRed Telescope Facility (SIRTF) (now known as the Spitzer Space Telescope).
PIA04724:
SIRTF "Aliveness Test" Image
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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 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 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
IRAC
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This archival image from 2003 captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, an elongated dark globule within the emission nebula IC 1396 in the constellation of Cepheus.
PIA04935:
Multi-Wavelength Views of Protostars in IC 1396
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this NASA Spitzer Space Telescope image. Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (which also includes the Big Dipper).
PIA04936:
Short-Wavelength Infrared Views of Messier 81
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
IRAC
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The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA04937:
Multi-Wavelength Views of Messier 81
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MIPS
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The magnificent and dusty spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in these NASA Spitzer Space Telescope images.
PIA04938:
Long-Wavelength Infrared Views of Messier 81
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope transforms a dark cloud into a silky translucent veil, revealing the molecular outflow from an otherwise hidden newborn star.
PIA04939:
Embedded Outflows from Herbig-Haro 46/47
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has lifted the cosmic veil to see an otherwise hidden newborn star, while detecting the presence of water and carbon dioxide ices, as well as organic molecules.
PIA04940:
Spectrum from Embedded Star in Herbig-Haro 46/47
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Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected the building blocks of life in the distant universe, albeit in a violent milieu.
PIA04941:
Spectrum from Faint Galaxy IRAS F00183-7111
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MIPS
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NASA Spitzer Space Telescope has obtained the first infrared images of the dust disc surrounding Fomalhaut, the 18th brightest star in the sky.
PIA04942:
Circumstellar Disk Around Fomalhaut
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MIPS
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured an image of an unusual comet that experiences frequent outbursts, which produce abrupt changes in brightness.
PIA04943:
Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-03 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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The nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 1569 is a hotbed of vigorous star birth activity, which blows huge bubbles that riddle the galaxy's main body. The image was taken by the WPF2 camera, designed and built by JPL, on NASA's Hubble.
PIA05202:
Supernova Blast Bonanza in Nearby Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-11 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Stars in the upper portion of the constellation Orion the Hunter, including the bright shoulder star Betelgeuse and Orion's three-star belt, appear in this image taken from the surface of Mars by the panoramic camera on NASA's rover Spirit.
PIA05546:
Stars in Orion as Seen from Mars
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Panoramic Camera
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In this five-minute exposure taken from the surface of Mars by NASA's Spirit rover, stars appear as streaks due to the rotation of the planet, and instantaneous cosmic-ray hits appear as points of light.
PIA05551:
Stars and Cosmic Rays Observed from Mars
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Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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Observing the sky with the green filter of it panoramic camera, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit came across a surprise: a streak across the sky, probably the brightest object in the sky at the time.
PIA05557:
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a... Spacecraft?
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IRAC
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Hidden behind a shroud of dust in the constellation Cygnus is a stellar nursery called DR21 as seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA05732:
Nursery of Giants
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MIPS
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Hidden behind a shroud of dust in the constellation Cygnus is an exceptionally bright source of radio emission called DR21 in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA05733:
Stormy Clouds of Star Birth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-13 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope allow us to peek behind the cosmic veil and pinpoint one of the most massive natal stars yet seen in our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA05734:
Spitzer Makes "Invisible" Visible
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IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This image from NASA Spitzer Space Telescope shows an exceptionally bright source of radio emission in the constellation Cygnus in a steller nursery called DR21.
PIA05735:
Star Formation in the DR21 Region (A)
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IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows an exceptionally bright source of radio emission called DR21.
PIA05736:
Star Formation in the DR21 Region (B)
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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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IRAC
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Sometimes, the best way to understand how something works is to take it apart. The same is true for galaxies like NGC 300, which NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has divided into its various parts.
PIA05879:
Dissection of a Galaxy
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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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In this artist's conception, a possible newfound planet spins through a clearing in a nearby star's dusty, planet-forming disc. This clearing was detected around the star CoKu Tau 4 by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA05988:
Out of the Dust, A Planet is Born (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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This graph, or spectrum, from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, charts light from a faraway galaxy located 10 billion light years from Earth. It tracks mid-infrared light from an extremely luminous galaxy when the universe was only 1/4 of its current age.
PIA03537:
Charting Ingredients for Life
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This artist's conception symbolically represents complex organic molecules, known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, seen in the early universe. These large molecules, comprised of carbon and hydrogen, are considered among the building blocks of life.
PIA03538:
Ingredients for Life (Artist's Concept)
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IRAC
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This false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals hidden populations of newborn stars at the heart of the colliding 'Antennae' galaxies. These two galaxies are known individually as NGC 4038 and 4039.
PIA06853:
Life at the Intersection of Colliding Galaxies
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IRAC
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This false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals hidden populations of newborn stars at the heart of the colliding 'Antennae' galaxies. These two galaxies are known individually as NGC 4038 and 4039.
PIA06854:
Fire within the Antennae Galaxies
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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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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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Advanced Camera for Surveys
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This image represents a view of NASA's Kepler's supernova remnant taken in X-rays, visible light, and infrared radiation, indicating that the bubble of gas that makes up the supernova remnant appears different in various types of light.
PIA06909:
Kepler's Supernova Remnant: A View from Hubble Space Telescope
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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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This false-color image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a globular cluster previously hidden in the dusty plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Globular clusters are compact bundles of old stars that date back to the birth of our galaxy.
PIA06928:
Spitzer Digs Up Galactic Fossil
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IRAC
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This artist's concept illustrates how planetary systems arise out of massive collisions between rocky bodies. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that these catastrophes continue to occur around stars even after they have developed full-sized planets.
PIA06939:
The Rocky World of Young Planetary Systems (Artist Concept)
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This artist's concept depicts a distant hypothetical solar system, similar in age to our own. Looking inward from the system's outer fringes, a ring of dusty debris can be seen, and within it, planets circling a star the size of our Sun.
PIA07096:
A Distant Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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Artist's concept of a distant hypothetical solar system, about the same age as our own.
PIA07097:
A Distant Solar System (Artist's Concept Animation) Animation Icon
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope recently captured these infrared images of six older stars with known planets. The yellow, fuzzy blobs are stars circled by disks of dust, or 'debris disks,' like the one that surrounds our own Sun.
PIA07098:
Is There Anybody Home?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Bright, young disks can be imaged directly by visible-light telescopes, such as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Older, fainter debris disks can be detected only by infrared telescopes like NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which sense the disks' dim heat.
PIA07099:
The Evolution of a Planet-Forming Disk (Artist's Concept 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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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Blobs are intensely glowing clouds of hot hydrogen gas that envelop faraway galaxies. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was able to see the dusty galaxies tucked inside one well-known blob located 11 billion light-years away.
PIA07220:
Mysterious Blob Galaxies Revealed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept illustrates one possible answer to the puzzle of the 'giant galactic blobs.' NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on one well-known blob located 11 billion light-years away.
PIA07221:
At the Heart of Blobs (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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The Trifid Nebula is a giant star-forming cloud of gas and dust located 5,400 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius, seen here by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA07226:
Stellar 'Incubators' Seen Cooking up Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-01 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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This spectrum shows the light from a dusty, distant galaxy located 11 billion light-years away. The galaxy is invisible to optical telescopes, but NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured the light from it and dozens of other similar galaxies.
PIA07395:
Fingerprints in the Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-01 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept demonstrates that an invisible galaxy shrouded in dust can become glaringly bright when viewed in infrared light.
PIA07396:
Invisible Galaxies Come to Life! (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows what a fiery hot star and its close-knit planetary companion might look close up if viewed in visible and infrared light .
PIA07490:
Blinded by the Light (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This graph of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows changes in the infrared light output of two star-planet systems (one above, one below) located hundreds of light-years away.
PIA07491:
The Language of Planetary Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-05 Hubble Space Telescope
Visible Light
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Lying at the southern edge of the rich Virgo cluster of galaxies, Messier 104, also called the Sombrero galaxy, is one of the most famous objects in the sky in this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA15226:
Hubble Spies Spectacular Sombrero
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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Since its launch in 2003, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer the space telescope originally designed to observe galaxies across the universe in ultraviolet light has discovered a festive sky blinking with flaring and erupting stars.
PIA07250:
It's Not a Bird or a Plane Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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A group of six streaking objects, the identities of which remain unknown, can be seen here flying across the telescope's sight in this image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
PIA07251:
Surprise Ultraviolet Party in the Sky Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-20 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows microscopic crystals in the dusty disk surrounding a brown dwarf, or 'failed star.' The crystals, made up of a green mineral found on Earth called olivine, are thought to help seed the formation of planets.
PIA03048:
Sowing the Seeds of Planets? (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows two opposing bubbles being formed in opposite directions by the powerful outflows from massive groups of forming stars. The baby stars can be seen as specks of yellow where the two bubbles overlap.
PIA03544:
Black Widow Nebula Hiding in the Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-09 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This majestic false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows 'mountains' where stars are born. These towering pillars of cool gas and dust are illuminated at their tips with light from warm embryonic stars.
PIA03096:
Towering Infernos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-01 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This false-color infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows little 'dwarf galaxies' forming in the 'tails' of two larger galaxies that are colliding together.
PIA03605:
Dwarf Galaxies Swimming in Tidal Tails
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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Newborn stars, hidden behind thick dust, are revealed in this image of a section of the Christmas Tree cluster from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, a joint effort between Spitzer's infrared array camera and multiband imaging photometer instrument.
PIA03244:
Stellar Snowflake Cluster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-09 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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From sparkling blue rings to dazzling golden disks and mined from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Survey of Nearby Galaxies data, these cosmic gems were collected with the telescope's sensitive ultraviolet instruments.
PIA03295:
GALEX Distributes Local Galactic Treasures at AAS
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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 2010-02-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer's large field of view and multi-wavelength infrared sight allowed it to form this complete view of the cluster, containing dozens of bright galaxies and hundreds of smaller ones.
PIA12835:
Fornax Galaxy Cluster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer highlights the dust that speckles the Andromeda galaxy's spiral arms. The hot dust, which is being heated by newborn stars, traces the spidery arms all the way to the center of the galaxy.
PIA12834:
The Dirt on Andromeda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-15 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Galaxy NGC 4579 was captured by the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxy Survey, or Sings, Legacy project using the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared array camera. I
PIA08007:
Galaxy NGC 4579
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-15 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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This artist's concept based on data fromNASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows delicate greenish crystals sprinkled throughout the violent core of a pair of colliding galaxies. The white spots represent a thriving population of stars of all sizes and ages.
PIA02180:
Galactic Hearts of Glass (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer highlights the Andromeda galaxy's older stellar population in blue. A pronounced warp in the disk of the galaxy, the aftermath of a collision with another galaxy, can be seen in the spiral arm.
PIA12833:
Warped Andromeda
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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 2006-03-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a galaxy that appears to be sizzling hot, with huge plumes of smoke swirling around it. The galaxy is known as Messier 82 or the 'Cigar galaxy.'
PIA02917:
Smokin' Hot Galaxy (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-21 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Like great friends, galaxies stick together. Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a handful of great galactic pals bonding back when the universe was a mere 4.6 billion years old.
PIA02038:
Great Galactic Buddies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept depicts a type of dead star called a pulsar and the surrounding disk of rubble discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The pulsar, called 4U 0142+61, was once a massive star until about 100,000 years ago.
PIA08040:
Stellar Rubble May be Planetary Building Blocks (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
W. M. Keck Observatory
IRAC
Keck I Telescope
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This plot shows that a pulsar, the remnant of a stellar explosion, is surrounded by a disk of its own ashes. The disk, revealed by the two data points at the far right from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, is the first ever found around a pulsar.
PIA08041:
Circle of Ashes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept depicts the pulsar planet system discovered by Aleksander Wolszczan in 1992. Wolszczan used the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico to find three planets circling a pulsar called PSR B1257+12.
PIA08042:
Extreme Planets (Artist Concept)
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