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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-15 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This illustration shows a glowing stream of material from a star as it is being devoured by a supermassive black hole in a tidal disruption flare. Astronomers gained new insights into tidal disruption flares thanks to data from NASA's WISE.
PIA20027:
Infrared Echoes of a Black Hole Eating a Star (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-06 Hubble Space Telescope
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This four-panel graphic based on data from NASA's Hubble's Space Telescope illustrates how the binary-star system V Hydrae is launching balls of plasma into space.
PIA21071:
Cannonballs' Shoot from Star (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-18 Kepler
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This illustration based on computer modeling and data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, represents how hot Jupiters of different temperatures and different cloud compositions might appear while flying over the dayside of these planets on a spaceship.
PIA21074:
Clouds on Hot Jupiters (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-21 Kepler
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This artist's concept depicts 'heartbeat stars,' which have been detected by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. Two heartbeat stars are seen swerving close to one another in their closest approach along their highly elongated orbits around one another.
PIA21075:
Heartbeat Stars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-05 4096x2560x3
This graphic shows all the cosmic light sources in the sky that are included in the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED), an online repository containing information on over 100 million galaxies.
PIA21084:
NED Catalog Sky Source Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-06 SWIFT
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This artist's concept shows a pulsar, which is like a lighthouse, as its light appears in regular pulses as it rotates. Pulsars are dense remnants of exploded stars, and are part of a class of objects called neutron stars.
PIA21085:
Pulsar Artist's Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-31 NuSTAR
SWIFT
XMM-Newton
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These four images show an artist's impression of gas accreting onto the neutron star in the binary system MXB 1730-335, also known as the 'Rapid Burster.'
PIA21418:
The Rapid Burster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. This artist's concept appeared on the cover of the journal Nature in Feb. 23, 2017 announcing new results about the system.
PIA21421:
Abstract Concept of TRAPPIST-1 System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This artist's concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the planets' diameters, masses and distances from the host star.
PIA21422:
TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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Imagine standing on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. This artist's concept is one interpretation of what it could look like.
PIA21423:
Surface of TRAPPIST-1f
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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Three of the TRAPPIST-1 planets dwell in their star's so-called 'habitable zone,' shown in green. This is the band around the star where temperatures are just right, not too hot, not too cold, for liquid water to pool on the surface of an Earth-like world
PIA21424:
The TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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The first observations of the TRAPPIST-1 system reported in 2016 revealed three planets orbiting a small, red-dwarf star, though the exact location of the outermost one, was not well-determined (yellow band, top image).
PIA21426:
The Discovery of TRAPPIST-1 Planets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This frame from a video details a system of seven planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star.
PIA21427:
TRAPPIST-1 Planetary Orbits and Transits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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All seven planets discovered in orbit around the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 could easily fit inside the orbit of Mercury, the innermost planet of our solar system.
PIA21428:
TRAPPIST-1 Comparison to Solar System and Jovian Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This illustration shows the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets as they might look as viewed from Earth using a fictional, incredibly powerful telescope. The sizes and relative positions are correctly to scale.
PIA21429:
Transit Illustration of TRAPPIST-1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This frame from a video depicts artist's concepts of each of the seven planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star. Over 21 days.
PIA21468:
TRAPPIST-1 Planets - Flyaround Animation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-22 SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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The sun has been virtually spotless, as in no sunspots, over the past 11 days, a spotless stretch that we have not seen since the last solar minimum many years ago. From NASA's SDO Mar. 14-17, 2017.
PIA21569:
Spotless Sun Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-23 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
NuSTAR
GALEX Telescope
NuSTAR
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NASA's NuSTAR has identified a candidate pulsar in Andromeda, the nearest large galaxy to the Milky Way. This likely pulsar is brighter at high energies than the Andromeda galaxy's entire black hole population.
PIA20970:
Pulsar Candidate in Andromeda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-12 Kepler
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This artist's concept shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system of Kepler-35A and B.
PIA21470:
Water World Artist Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-11 New Horizons
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This is an overhead view of NASA's New Horizons full trajectory; the spacecraft has entered a hibernation phase on April 7 that will last until early September.
PIA21589:
Nap Time for New Horizons: NASA Spacecraft Enters Hibernation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-04 New Horizons
LORRI
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In preparation for NASA's New Horizons flyby of 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1, 2019, the spacecraft's LORRI took a series of 10-second exposures of the background star field near the location of its target Kuiper Belt object (KBO).
PIA21588:
A KBO among the Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-10 Hubble Space Telescope
XMM-Newton
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Very Large Array (VLA)
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This image of the Crab Nebula combines data from five different telescopes. It is know as the expanding gaseous remnant from a star that self-detonated as a supernova, briefly shining as brightly as 400 million suns.
PIA21474:
Crab Nebula from Five Observatories
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-25 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This illustration shows the final stages in the life of a supermassive star that fails to explode as a supernova, but instead implodes to form a black hole.
PIA21466:
Massive Star Goes Out With a Whimper Instead of a Bang (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-25 Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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This pair of visible-light and near-infrared photos from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the giant star N6946-BH1 before and after it vanished out of sight by imploding to form a black hole.
PIA21467:
Massive Star Goes Out With a Whimper Instead of a Bang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-06 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that most brown dwarfs are roiling with one or more planet-size storms such as seen in this artist's concept.
PIA21475:
Brown Dwarf Weather (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-06 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This illustration shows a red dwarf star orbited by a hypothetical exoplanet. By mining data from NASA's GALEX spacecraft, a team of astronomers identified dozens of flares at a range of durations and strengths.
PIA21473:
Flaring Red Dwarf Star (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This artist's concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like from a vantage point near planet TRAPPIST-1f (at right).
PIA21751:
TRAPPIST-1 System - Artist Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-17 Spitzer Space Telescope
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By using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have found that the varying glow of brown dwarfs over time can be explained by bands of patchy clouds rotating at different speeds, as shown in this artist's concept.
PIA21752:
Brown Dwarf Weather (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-04 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This illustration depicts a hypothetical uneven ring of dust orbiting KIC 8462852, also known as Boyajian's Star or Tabby's Star.
PIA22081:
Tabby's Star (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-11 2048x1152x3
This artist's rendering shows a large exoplanet causing small bodies to collide in a disk of dust.
PIA22082:
Giant Exoplanet and Debris Disk (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-01 Spitzer Space Telescope
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This artist's concept shows an exoplanet and debris disk orbiting a polluted white dwarf. White dwarfs are dim, dense remnants of stars similar to the Sun that have exhausted their nuclear fuel and blown off their outer layers.
PIA22084:
Polluted White Dwarf (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-02 NuSTAR
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This artist's concept shows a black hole with an accretion disk -- a flat structure of material orbiting the black hole -- and a jet of hot gas, called plasma.
PIA22085:
Black Hole With Jet (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The super-Earth exoplanet 55 Cancri e, depicted with its star in this artist's concept, likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of Earth's atmosphere.
PIA22069:
55 Cancri e with Atmosphere (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-29 2700x2282x3
A NASA-led team of scientists determined that WASP-18b, a 'hot Jupiter' located 325 light-years from Earth, has a stratosphere that's loaded with carbon monoxide, but has no signs of water.
PIA22087:
WASP-18b (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-13 MAVEN
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To receive the same amount of starlight as Mars receives from our Sun, a planet orbiting an M-type red dwarf would have to be positioned much closer to its star than Mercury is to the Sun.
PIA22075:
How Habitable Might an Exo-Mars Be?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-14 Kepler
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With the discovery of an eighth planet, NASA's Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our solar system in number of planets. This is an artist's concept.
PIA22192:
Kepler-90 system (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-14 Kepler
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With the discovery of an eighth planet, NASA's Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our solar system in number of planets. This is an artist's concept compared with our own solar system.
PIA22193:
Kepler-90 System Compared to Our Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-11 Kepler
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This artist concept shows the K2-138 system, the first multi-planet system discovered by citizen scientists.
PIA22088:
Kepler K2-138 System (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-11 Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the farthest galaxy yet seen in an image that has been stretched and amplified by a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.
PIA22079:
NASA's Hubble Spots Embryonic Galaxy SPT0615-JD
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-11 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept showcases both the visible and infrared visualizations of the Orion Nebula, looking down a 'valley' leading to the star cluster at far end.
PIA22089:
Visible and Infrared Visualization of the Orion Nebula (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-31 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image of distant interacting galaxies, known collectively as Arp 142, bears an uncanny resemblance to a penguin guarding an egg. Data from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have been combined to show these dramatic galaxies.
PIA22092:
Arp 142: The Penguin and the Egg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This artist's concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the planets' diameters, masses and distances from the host star, as of February 2018.
PIA22093:
TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup - Updated Feb. 2018
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This chart shows artist concepts of the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 with their orbital periods, distances from their star, radii, masses, densities and surface gravity as compared to those of Earth. These numbers are current as of February 2018.
PIA22094:
TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup - Updated Feb. 2018
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This graph presents known properties of the seven TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets (labeled b through h), showing how they stack up to the inner rocky worlds in our own solar system.
PIA22095:
Comparing TRAPPIST-1 to the Solar System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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All seven planets discovered in orbit around the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 could easily fit inside the orbit of Mercury, the innermost planet of our solar system. In fact, they would have room to spare.
PIA22096:
TRAPPIST-1 Compared to Jovian Moons and Inner Solar System - Updated Feb. 2018
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This illustration shows the seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1. The image does not show the planets' orbits to scale, but highlights possibilities for how the surfaces of these intriguing worlds might look.
PIA22097:
Illustration of TRAPPIST-1 Planets as of Feb. 2018
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This is a frame from a video which shows illustrations of the seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1, an exoplanet system about 40 light-years away, based on data current as of February 2018.
PIA22098:
TRAPPIST-1 Planet Animations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
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This image from an animation shows a gigantic star exploding in a 'core collapse' supernova. As molecules fuse inside the star, eventually the star can't support its own weight anymore.
PIA22350:
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Core Collapse Supernova) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
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This image from an animation shows the explosion of a white dwarf, an extremely dense remnant of a star that can no longer burn nuclear fuel at its core.
PIA22352:
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Stealing Matter) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
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This image from an animation shows the merger of two white dwarfs. A white dwarf is an extremely dense remnant of a star that can no longer burn nuclear fuel at its core.
PIA22353:
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Merger) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
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This image from an animation shows a kind of stellar explosion called a Fast-Evolving Luminous Transient. In this case, a giant star 'burp' out a shell of gas and dust about a year before exploding.
PIA22351:
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Felt Supernova) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-15 3816x2160x3
An artist's concept of a tidal disruption event (TDE) that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole, which reacts by launching a relativistic jet.
PIA22355:
Black Hole vs. Star: A Tidal Disruption Event (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-15 Hubble Space Telescope
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An image of the galaxy Arp299B, which is undergoing a merging process with Arp299A (the galaxy to the left), captured by NASA's Hubble space telescope.
PIA22356:
A Tidal Disruption Event in Arp299B
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-28 3200x1800x3
This artist's illustration shows the comet 'Oumuamua racing toward the outskirts of our solar system.
PIA22357:
'Oumuamua Races Toward Outskirts of Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-02 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Thin, red veins of energized gas mark the location of the supernova remnant HBH 3 in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA22564:
Spitzer Spies Supernova Remnant HBH 3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-09 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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Based on data from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, these simulated views of the ultrahot Jupiter WASP-121b show what the planet might look like from five different vantage points, illuminated to different degrees by its parent star.
PIA22565:
Ultrahot Jupiter WASP-121b
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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The Cat's Paw Nebula, imaged here by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, is a star-forming region that lies inside the Milky Way Galaxy.
PIA22568:
Cat's Paw Image 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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The Cat's Paw Nebula, imaged here by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, shows a dark filament running through the middle, composed of dense gas and dust.
PIA22567:
Cat's Paw Image 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-15 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ALMA
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This artist's impression shows galaxy WISE J224607.55-052634.9, the most luminous galaxy ever discovered.
PIA22358:
Most Luminous Galaxy is Eating Its Neighbors (Artist's Impression)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-15 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ALMA
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This image of galaxy W2246-0526, created using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), shows it is syphoning material away from three companion galaxies through trans-galactic streamers.
PIA22359:
W2246-0526 Accretion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image of supernova remnant G54.1+0.3, imaged here by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, includes radio, infrared and X-ray light.
PIA22569:
Supernova Remnant G54
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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These images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show the central region of the spiral galaxy M100, taken with three generations of cameras that were sequentially swapped out, thus improving the capability of the observatory.
PIA22913:
M100 Through 3 Cameras
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Hubble Space Telescope
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This image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows a bow shock around a very young star, LL Ori.
PIA22914:
Bow Shock Around Young Star
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This illustration shows a young star undergoing a type of growth spurt.
PIA22917:
FU Orionis Disk Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The location of Gaia 17bpi, which lies in the Sagitta constellation, is indicated in this image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA22918:
Star Gaia 17pbi Seen by Spitzer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-07 Kepler
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's illustration shows the planetary system K2-138. Five planets were initially detected in the system but in 2018 scientists found evidence of a sixth planet.
PIA23002:
K2-138 6 Planets Artwork (Artist's Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-07 Kepler
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This diagram image shows the estimated radii of the six planets in the planetary system K2-128, as well as their distance from the parent star.
PIA23003:
K2-138 System Diagram
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-07 Kepler
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's illustration shows the newfound planet K2-288Bb is slightly smaller than Neptune.
PIA23004:
K2-288Bb (Artist's Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-20 NuSTAR
NuSTAR
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Sources of high-energy X-ray light captured by NASA's NuSTAR mission are overlaid on an image of the Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, taken by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
PIA23005:
A Hard X-ray Look at M51
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image, by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 7752 (larger) and NGC 7753 (smaller), also collectively called Arp86.
PIA23006:
GOALS Merging Galaxies NGC 7752 & 7753
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image, by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 6786 (right) and UGC 11415 (left), also collectively called VII Zw 96.
PIA23007:
GOALS Merging Galaxies VII Zw 96
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image, by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, shows two merging galaxies known as Arp 302, also called VV 340.
PIA23008:
GOALS Merging Galaxies Arp 302
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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These three images, by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, show merging galaxies observed for the Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey, or GOALS.
PIA23009:
GOALS Merging Galaxies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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The magnetic field lines of the the Cigar Galaxy (also called M82) appear in this composite image produced by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The lines follow the bipolar outflows (red) generated by exceptionally high rates of star formation.
PIA23010:
The Cigar Galaxy's Magnetic Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows W40, a nebula, or a giant cloud of gas and dust.
PIA23121:
Space Butterfly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-08 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This deep-field view of the sky taken by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes is dominated by galaxies.
PIA23123:
A Field of Galaxies Seen by Spitzer and Hubble
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
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A mosaic by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of the Cepheus C and Cepheus B regions. This image combines data from Spitzer's IRAC and MIPS instruments.
PIA23126:
Cepheus C and Cepheus B Region by Spitzer (Two-Instrument)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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A mosaic by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of the Cepheus C and Cepheus B regions. This image combines data from Spitzer's IRAC instrument only.
PIA23127:
Cepheus C and Cepheus B Region by Spitzer (One-Instrument)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-26 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This multipanel image by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows how different wavelengths of light can reveal different features of a cosmic object.
PIA23128:
A Whirlpool Warhol Shows Galaxy in Different Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-31 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows Galaxy NGC 5866, oriented almost exactly edge-on, yielding most of its structural features invisible.
PIA23129:
NASA's Spitzer Spots a Perfectly Sideways Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's illustration of the exoplanet LHS 3844b, shows the planet's surface may be covered mostly in dark lava rock, with no apparent atmosphere, according to observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA23130:
Rare Glimpse of the Surface of a Rocky World (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-04 NuSTAR
NuSTAR
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This visible-light image of the Fireworks galaxy (NGC 6946) comes from the Digital Sky Survey, and is overlaid with data from NASA's NuSTAR observatory (in blue and green).
PIA23401:
NASA Telescope Spots Mystery in Fireworks Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-12 Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
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Comet C/2019 Q4 as imaged by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii's Big Island on Sept. 10, 2019.
PIA23462:
Comet C/2019 Q4
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-01 Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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Aitoff projection of the three-color composite JHKs source count map of the entire sky, based on 95,851,173 stars with Ks 13.5. What appears most prominently are the Galactic plane and the Galactic bulge.
PIA04203:
Entire Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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The Tadpole galaxy is the result of a recent galactic interaction in the local universe. These spectacular images were taken by NASA's Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic (SWIRE) Legacy project.
PIA03543:
A SWIRE Picture is Worth Billions of Years
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-29 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Two large elliptical galaxies, NGC 4889 and NGC 4874 are shown in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA09561:
Dwarfs in Coma Cluster
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-08 1989N2 Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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These NASA Voyager 2 images of satellite 1989N2 at a resolution of 4.2 kilometers (2.6 miles) per pixel reveal it to be and irregularly shaped, dark object.
PIA02206:
Satellite 1989N2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-04 2014 MU69 New Horizons
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This is one artist's concept of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, the next flyby target for NASA's New Horizons mission.
PIA21867:
A Kuiper Belt Pair? Artist's Concept of 2014 MU69 as a Binary Object
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-04 2014 MU69 New Horizons
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Artist's concept of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, which is the next flyby target for NASA's New Horizons mission.
PIA21868:
Artist's Concept of 2014 MU69 as a Single Object
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-04 2014 MU69 New Horizons
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This artist's impression is of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft encountering 2014 MU69, a Kuiper Belt object that orbits one billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto, on Jan. 1, 2019.
PIA22190:
New Horizons Encountering 2014 MU69 (Artist's Impression)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-29 55 Cancri 3000x2400x3
Artist's concept compares a hypothetical solar system centered around a tiny 'sun' to a known solar system centered around a star 55 Cancri.
PIA03604:
Itsy Bitsy Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-06 55 Cancri PlanetQuest
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This plot tells astronomers that a fifth planet is in orbit around the star 55 Cancri, making the star the record-holder for hosting the most known exoplanets.
PIA10106:
Wave of a Planet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-06 55 Cancri PlanetQuest
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This artist's concept illustrates two planetary systems -- 55 Cancri (top) and our own. Blue lines show the orbits of planets, including the dwarf planet Pluto in our solar system.
PIA10107:
Our Solar System's Cousin? (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-06 55 Cancri PlanetQuest
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This artist's concept shows four of the five planets that orbit 55 Cancri, a star much like our own. The most recently discovered planet, and the fourth out from the star, looms large in the foreground.
PIA10108:
Plentiful Planetary System (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-06 55 Cancri PlanetQuest
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This artist's concept takes us on a journey to 55 Cancri, a star with a family of five known planets - the most planets discovered so far around a star besides our own.
PIA10109:
Journey to a Star Rich with Planets (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-12 Abell 1689 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Advanced Camera for Surveys
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
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A massive cluster of yellowish galaxies is seemingly caught in a spider web of eerily distorted background galaxies in the left-hand image, taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10237:
Astronomers Uncover One of the Youngest and Brightest Galaxies in the Early Universe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-25 Abell 1763 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that filamentary galaxies form stars at twice the rate of their densely clustered counterparts. This is a representation of galaxies in and surrounding a galaxy cluster called Abell 1763.
PIA10227:
Celestial Cities and the Roads That Connect Them
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-28 Abell 2744 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744, also called Pandora's Cluster, was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The gravity of this galaxy cluster is strong enough that it acts as a lens to magnify images of more distant background galaxies.
PIA20920:
'Pandora's Cluster' Seen by Spitzer
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-01 Altair Palomar Testbed Interferometer
Palomar Testbed Interferometer
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Altair, a star spinning so fast its mid-section is stretched out has been directly measured by an ultra-high-resolution NASA telescope system on Palomar Mountain near San Diego.
PIA04204:
Altair
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 AMS08 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
Very Large Array (VLA)
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This false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a distant galaxy (yellow) that houses a quasar, a super-massive black hole circled by a ring, or torus, of gas and dust.
PIA08001:
Gorilla Black Hole in the Mist
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