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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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The immense Andromeda galaxy, also known as Messier 31, is captured in full in this image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. Andromeda is the closest large galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy, and is located 2.5 million light-years from our sun.
PIA12832:
Our Neighbor Andromeda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-26 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Hubble and Spitzer telescopes combined to make these shape-shifting galaxies taking on the form of a giant mask. The icy blue eyes are actually the cores of two merging galaxies, called NGC 2207 and IC 2163, and the mask is their spiral arms.
PIA08097:
Eyes in the Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Something appears to be peering through a shiny red mask, in this new false-colored image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The mysterious blue eyes are actually starlight from the cores of two merging galaxies, called NGC 2207 and IC 2163.
PIA08098:
Ready for the Cosmic Ball
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope caught a glimpse of the Cepheus constellation, thirty thousand light-years away; astronomers think they've found a massive star whose death barely made a peep.
PIA08453:
The (Almost) Invisible Aftermath of a Massive Star's Death
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This infrared image taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows a star-forming cloud teeming with gas, dust and massive newborn stars.
PIA12831:
Stellar Storm of Infrared Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-06 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the supernova remnant 1E0102.2-7219 sits next to the nebula N76 in a bright, star-forming region of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA08516:
Dusty Death of a Massive Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Mosaic-I Camera
Mayall 4-Meter Telescope
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Astronomers have discovered nearly 300 galaxy clusters and groups, including almost 100 located 8 to 10 billion light-years away, using the space-based Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based Mayall 4-meter telescope.
PIA08509:
Galaxies Gather at Great Distances
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-09 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a 'dust factory' 30 million light-years away in the spiral galaxy M74. The factory is located at the scene of a massive star's explosive death, or supernova.
PIA08533:
Supernova Dust Factory in M74
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-21 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This new false-colored image from NASA's Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows a giant jet of particles that has been shot out from the vicinity of a type of supermassive black hole called a quasar.
PIA08617:
Black Hole Spills Kaleidoscope of Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept demonstrates how a dusty planet-forming disk can slow down a whirling young star, essentially saving the star from spinning itself to death. Evidence for this phenomenon comes from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA08626:
Stars Can't Spin Out of Control (Artist's Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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Located 10 million light-years away in the southern constellation Sculptor, the Silver Dollar galaxy, or NGC 253, is one of the brightest spiral galaxies in the night sky as seen in this edge-on view from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
PIA08646:
Triple Scoop from Galaxy Hunter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-23 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This artist's concept depicts a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy. NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer found evidence that black holes (once they grow to a critical size) stifle the formation of new stars in elliptical galaxies.
PIA08696:
An Unwelcome Place for New Stars (artist concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-23 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This diagram illustrates research from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer showing that black holes (once they reach a critical size) can put the brakes on new star formation in elliptical galaxies.
PIA08697:
Big Black Holes Mean Bad News for Stars (diagram)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-01 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This vibrant image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy.
PIA07136:
Our Chaotic Neighbor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-01 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This vibrant image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (detected by the multiband imaging photometer) shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy.
PIA07137:
What's Old is New in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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The many 'personalities' of our great galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, are exposed in this new composite image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA08787:
Amazing Andromeda Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows a blistering world revolving around its nearby 'sun.' NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope observed a planetary system like this one, as the planet's sunlit and dark hemispheres swung alternately into the telescope's view.
PIA01936:
Fire and Ice Planet (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The top graph consists of infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. It tells astronomers that a distant planet, called Upsilon Andromedae b, always has a giant hot spot on the side that faces the star, while the other side is cold and dark.
PIA01937:
The Light and Dark Sides of a Distant Planet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows a Jupiter-like planet soaking up the scorching rays of its nearby 'sun.' This NASA Spitzer Space Telescope illustration portrays how the planet would appear to infrared eyes, showing temperature variations across its surface.
PIA01938:
Exotic World Blisters Under the Sun (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what astronomers are referring to as a 'snake' (upper left) and its surrounding stormy environment.
PIA01318:
Where Galactic Snakes Live
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The potential planet-forming disk (or 'protoplanetary disk') of a sun-like star is being violently ripped away by the powerful winds of a nearby hot O-type star in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA01319:
A Star's Close Encounter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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A star's spectacular death in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D. This composite image uses data from three of NASA's Great Observatories. The Chandra X-ray, Hubble Space, and Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA01320:
Dead Star Creates Celestial Havoc
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-07 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula.
PIA01322:
Chaos at the Heart of Orion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-05 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This artist's concept shows a supermassive black hole at the center of a remote galaxy digesting the remnants of a star.
PIA01884:
Black Hole Grabs Starry Snack (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This is a composite image of N49, the brightest supernova remnant in optical light in the Large Magellanic Cloud; the image combines data from the Chandra X-ray Telescope (blue) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (red).
PIA09071:
Stellar Debris in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (left panel) shows the 'bow shock' of a dying star named R Hydrae, or R Hya, in the constellation Hydra.
PIA09070:
Red Giant Plunging Through Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Infant stars are glowing gloriously in this image of the Serpens star-forming region, captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
The reddish-pink dots are baby stars deeply embedded in the cosmic cloud of gas and dust that collapsed to create it.
PIA09072:
Seeing Stars in Serpens
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept illustrates the universe's early years, from its explosive formation to its dark ages to its first stars and mini-galaxies. Scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found patches of infrared light splattered across the sky.
PIA09099:
Stars Spring up Out of the Darkness (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This is an image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of stars and galaxies in the Ursa Major constellation. This infrared image covers a region of space so large that light would take up to 100 million years to travel across it.
PIA09100:
The Universe's First Fireworks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-09 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This majestic view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle nebula, an industrious star-making factory located 7,000 light-years away in the Serpens constellation.
PIA09107:
Cosmic Epic Unfolds in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-09 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This image composite highlights the pillars of the Eagle nebula, as seen in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (bottom) and visible light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top insets).
PIA09109:
Unwrapping the Pillars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-09 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This set of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Eagle nebula in different hues of infrared light. Each view tells a different tale.
PIA09108:
Eagle Nebula Flaunts its Infrared Feathers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-16 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and Spitzer Space Telescope combined to show a pair of interacting galaxies might be experiencing the galactic equivalent of a mid-life crisis.
PIA09106:
Older Galaxy Pair Has Surprisingly Youthful Glow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This is an artist's concept of a hypothetical 10-million-year-old star system. The bright blur at the center is a star much like our sun. The other orb in the image is a gas-giant planet like Jupiter.
PIA09117:
Gas Giants Form Quickly (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows a gas-giant planet orbiting very close to its parent star, creating searingly hot conditions on the planet's surface.
PIA09118:
Forecasting Weather on Distant Worlds (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Tipped toward Earth and illuminated by the star, these rings look like ellipses in images taken with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The massive star at the center, which lies within the constellation Sagittarius, is about 7,200 light-years from Earth.
PIA09119:
Luminous Blue Variable: Destined To Be a Supernova?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-13 Hubble Space Telescope
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This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful 'last hurrah' of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core.
PIA09194:
The Colorful Demise of a Sun-like Star
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This diagram illustrates how astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope can capture the elusive spectra of hot-Jupiter planets. Spectra are an object's light spread apart into its basic components, or wavelengths.
PIA09196:
How to Pluck a Spectrum from a Planet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-21 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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This infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope -- called a spectrum -- tells astronomers that a distant gas planet, a so-called 'hot Jupiter' called HD 189733b, might be smothered with high clouds.
PIA09197:
Cracking the Code of Faraway Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-21 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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This infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope -- called a spectrum -- tells astronomers that a distant gas planet, a so-called 'hot Jupiter' called HD 189733b, might be smothered with high clouds.
PIA09198:
Cracking the Code of Faraway Worlds
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Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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This infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope -- called a spectrum -- tells astronomers that a distant gas planet, a so-called 'hot Jupiter' called HD 189733b, might be smothered with high clouds.
PIA09199:
Cracking the Code of Faraway Worlds
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This artist's concept, based on spectral observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, shows a cloudy Jupiter-like planet that orbits very close to its fiery hot star.
PIA09200:
Exotic Atmospheres (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-29 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This diagram illustrates that mature planetary systems like our own might be more common around twin, or binary, stars that are either really close together, or really far apart.
PIA09227:
Where Planets Take up Residence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-29 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have revealed that mature planetary systems -- dusty disks of asteroids, comets and possibly planets -- are more frequent around close-knit twin, or binary, stars than single stars like our sun.
PIA09228:
Alien Sunset (Artist Concept)
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This artist's image depicts a faraway solar system like our own except for one big difference. Planets and asteroids circle around not one, but two suns. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that such solar systems may be common in the universe.
PIA09229:
Two Suns Raise Family of Planetary Bodies (Artist Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-01 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is celebrates its fourth year in space with some of M81's 'hottest' stars. In this ultraviolet image, the magnificent M81 spiral galaxy is shown at the center.
PIA09337:
Galaxy Mission Completes Four Star-Studded Years in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-01 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Two rambunctious young stars are destroying their natal dust cloud with powerful jets of radiation, in an infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA09338:
Spitzer Digs Up Hidden Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
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Arp 148 is nicknamed 'Mayall's object' and is located in the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, about 500 million light-years away. This image is part of a large collection of images of merging galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10385:
Arp 148& - Mayall's Object
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist concept based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, depicts a quadruple-star system called HD 98800. The system is approximately 10 million years old, and is located 150 light-years away in the constellation TW Hydrae.
PIA09939:
Evidence for Strange Stellar Family (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-13 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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This composite image shows the Coronet in X-rays from Chandra and infrared from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (orange, green, and cyan). The Spitzer data show young stars plus diffuse emission from dust.
PIA09925:
Coronet: A Star-Formation Neighbor
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows young stars plus diffuse emission from dust. The Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet cluster) is one of the nearest and most active regions of ongoing star formation.
PIA09926:
Infrared Coronet Cluster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's conception shows a binary-star, or two-star, system, called HD 113766, where astronomers suspect a rocky Earth-like planet is forming around one of the stars.
PIA09931:
Birth of an Earth-like Planet (Artist Xoncept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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This plot of data captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals dust entrained in the winds rushing away from a quasar, or growing black hole. The quasar is called PG2112+059
PIA09932:
A Wealth of Dust Grains in Quasar Winds
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Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that such quasar winds might have forged these dusty particles in the very early universe.
PIA10019:
Dust in the Quasar Wind (Artist Concept)
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Infrared Spectrometer (IRS)
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This plot of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals vast reservoirs of hot gas in a galaxy about a billion light-years away called 3C 326 North.
PIA10086:
Cosmic Caper Unfolds in Infrared
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A big galaxy is stealing gas right off the 'back' of its smaller companion in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The stolen gas is hot, but it might eventually cool down to make new stars and planets.
PIA10087:
Wanted: Galactic Thief Who Steals Gas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-25 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes have uncovered a long-lost population of active supermassive black holes, or quasars located deep in the bellies of distant, massive galaxies (circled in blue).
PIA10091:
Missing Black Holes Found!
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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 2007-10-25 Spitzer Space Telescope
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A growing black hole, called a quasar, is seen at the center of a faraway galaxy in this artist's concept. Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes discovered swarms of similar quasars hiding in dusty galaxies in the distant universe.
PIA10093:
Bursting with Stars and Black Holes (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-14 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 300, located about seven million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is a classic spiral galaxy with open arms and vigorous star formation throughout.
PIA10113:
NGC 300
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Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291, located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. NGC 1291 is notable for its unusual inner bar and outer ring structure.
PIA10114:
NGC 1291
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Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 4569 in the constellation Virgo. It is one of the largest and brightest spiral galaxies found in the Virgo cluster of galaxies, the nearest major galaxy cluster to our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA10115:
NGC 4569
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Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1316, located about 62 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The elliptical-shaped galaxy may be in the late stages of merging with a smaller companion galaxy.
PIA10116:
NGC 1316
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-10 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provide strong evidence that the slender, bulgeless galaxies can, like their chubbier counterparts, harbor supermassive black holes at their cores in this artist concept.
PIA10221:
Galaxies of all Shapes Host Black Holes (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
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This beautiful pair of interacting galaxies consists of NGC 5754, the large spiral on the right, and NGC 5752, the smaller companion in the bottom left corner of the image. This image is from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10391:
Interacting Galaxies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
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NGC 454 is galaxy pair comprising a large red elliptical galaxy and an irregular gas-rich blue galaxy. This image is part of a large collection of images of merging galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10386:
NGC 454
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
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NGC 6050/IC 1179 (Arp 272) is a remarkable collision between two spiral galaxies, NGC 6050 and IC 1179, and is part of the Hercules Galaxy Cluster, located in the constellation of Hercules. This image is from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10387:
Collision Between Two Spiral Galaxies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
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AM 0500-620 consists of a highly symmetric spiral galaxy seen nearly face-on and partially backlit by a background galaxy. This image is part of a large collection of images of merging galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10388:
AM 0500-620 - Spiral Arms and Bright Knots
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
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AM 1316-241 is made up of two interacting galaxies—a spiral galaxy (on the left of the frame) in front of an elliptical galaxy (on the right of the frame). This image is part of a large collection of images of merging galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble.
PIA10389:
AM 1316-241
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
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NGC 520 is the product of a collision between two disk galaxies that started 300 million years ago. This image is part of a large collection of images of merging galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10390:
NGC 520
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
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NGC 6090 is a beautiful pair of spiral galaxies with an overlapping central region and two long tidal tails formed from material ripped out of the galaxies by gravitational interaction. This image is from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10392:
NGC 6090 - a Pair of Spiral Galaxies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
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NGC 6621/2 (VV 247, Arp 81) is a strongly interacting pair of galaxies, seen about 100 million years after their closest approach. This image is part of a large collection of images of merging galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10393:
NGC 6621/2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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Since its launch five years ago, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer has photographed hundreds of millions of galaxies in ultraviolet light. M106 is one of those galaxies, 22 light years away.
PIA10600:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer Celebrates Five Years in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope imaged the mysterious ring around magnetar SGR 1900+14 in infrared light.
PIA10711:
Ghostly Ring
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This image illustrates how a light echo works, and how an optical illusion of material moving outward is created.
PIA10723:
Dissecting a Light Echo Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-01 Hubble Space Telescope
Advanced Camera for Surveys
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A delicate ribbon of gas floats eerily in our galaxy. This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago.
PIA10926:
Hubble Sees Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks
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The green and red splotch in this image is the most active star-making galaxy in the very distant universe. Nicknamed 'Baby Boom,' it was spotted 12.3 billion light-years away by a suite of telescopes, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA10932:
Super Starburst Galaxy
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IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows he 'Peony nebula' star, a blazing ball of gas shines with the equivalent light of 3.2 million suns.
PIA10955:
'Peony Nebula' Star Settles for Silver Medal Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-10 Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA's Hubble peers into a small portion of the nebula near the star cluster NGC 2074. The region is a firestorm of raw stellar creation, perhaps triggered by a nearby supernova explosion. It lies about 170,000 light-years away near the Tarantula
PIA10957:
Hubble Unveils Colorful and Turbulent Star-Birth Region on 100,000th Orbit Milestone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-31 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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The 'Ghost of Mirach' galaxy is shown in visible light on the left, and in ultraviolet as seen by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on the right. The fields of view are identical in both pictures, with the Ghost of Mirach -— a galaxy called NGC 404.
PIA11393:
'Ghost of Mirach' Rears its Spooky Head
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has, for the first time, detected tiny quartz-like crystals sprinkled in young planetary systems. The crystals, which are types of silica minerals called cristobalite and tridymite.
PIA11417:
Quartz-like Crystals Found in Planetary Disks
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MIPS
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This composite image of the Tycho supernova remnant combines infrared and X-ray observations obtained with NASA's Spitzer and Chandra space observatories, respectively.
PIA11435:
Vivid View of Tycho's Supernova Remnant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured a new, infrared view of the choppy star-making cloud called M17, or the Swan nebula.
PIA11445:
Celestial Sea of Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-10 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept based on data from NASA's Spitzer shows the dimmest star-like bodies currently known -- twin brown dwarfs referred to as 2M 0939. The twins, which are about the same size, are drawn as if they were viewed close to one of the bodies.
PIA11447:
Not-So-Bright Bulbs (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the nasty effects of living near a group of massive stars: radiation and winds from the massive stars (white spot in center) are blasting planet-making material away from stars like our sun.
PIA11726:
Devastated Stellar Neighborhood
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes upon the dusty remains of shredded asteroids around several dead stars. This artist's concept illustrates a 'white dwarf,' surrounded by the bits and pieces of a disintegrating asteroid.
PIA11735:
Asteroid 'Bites the Dust' Around Dead Star (Artist Concept)
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This photograph from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the young star cluster NGC 2362. By studying it, astronomers found that gas giant planet formation happens very rapidly and efficiently, within less than 5 million years.
PIA11747:
Baby Jupiters Must Gain Weight Fast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This figure charts 30 hours of observations taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of a strongly irradiated exoplanet (an planet orbiting a star beyond our own). Spitzer measured changes in the planet's heat, or infrared light.
PIA11390:
Light from Red-Hot Planet
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These computer-generated images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope chart the development of severe weather patterns on the highly eccentric exoplanet HD 80606b during the days after its closest approach to its parent star.
PIA11391:
Severe Exoplanetary Storm
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a computer simulation of the planet HD 80606b from an observer located at a point in space lying between the Earth and the HD 80606 system.
PIA11392:
Tour of Planet with Extreme Temperature Swings Animation Icon
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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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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope detected a prebiotic, or potentially life-forming, molecule called hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in the planet-forming disks around yellow stars like our sun, but not in the disks around cooler, reddish stars.
PIA11979:
Cool Stars May Have Different Prebiotic Chemical Mix
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This artist's conception shows a young, hypothetical planet around a cool star. A soupy mix of potentially life-forming chemicals can be seen pooling around the base of the jagged rocks.
PIA11980:
Chemical Soups Around Cool Stars (Artist Concept)
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Photometer
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This star chart illustrates the large patch of sky that NASA's Kepler mission will stare at for the duration of its three-and-a-half-year lifetime.
PIA11983:
Where Kepler Sees
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the spiral galaxy NGC 2841, located about 46 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy is helping astronomers solve one of the oldest puzzles in astronomy.
PIA12001:
Why Are Galaxies So Smooth?
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This artist's concept illustrates how silicate crystals like those found in comets can be created by an outburst from a growing star. The image shows a young sun-like star encircled by its planet-forming disk of gas and dust. Animation available.
PIA12008:
Silicate Crystal Formation in the Disk of an Erupting Star (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-02 Hubble Space Telescope
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Eerie, dramatic pictures from NASA's Hubble telescope show newborn stars emerging from 'eggs' -- dense, compact pockets of interstellar gas called evaporating gaseous globules or EGGs.
PIA12108:
Embryonic Stars Emerge from Interstellar "Eggs"
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Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this 'deepest-ever' view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field, made with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA12110:
Hubble Deep Field Image Unveils Myriad Galaxies Back to the Beginning of Time
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IRAC
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This image is one of the first to be taken during Spitzer's warm mission -- a new phase that began after the telescope, which operated for more than five-and-a-half years, ran out of liquid coolant.
PIA12164:
Spitzer's First Warm Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-19 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory combined data making this diagram illustratrating the extent to which astronomers have been underestimating the proportion of small to big stars in certain galaxies.
PIA12174:
Adding up Stars in a Galaxy
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