Your search criteria found 1243 images
Gallery: Universe
Go to PIAxxxxx:
Refine this list of images by:
Target:
Mission:
Spacecraft:
Instrument:
Click on an image for detailed information
Click on a column heading to sort in ascending or descending order
My
List
Addition Date TargetSort Descending Mission Instrument Size
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-15 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
3482x1959x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.46 MB)     JPEG (674.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-06 Hubble Space Telescope
3000x2701x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.44 MB)     JPEG (440 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-18 Kepler
5000x3117x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (31.99 MB)     JPEG (1.181 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-21 Kepler
4800x2700x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.76 MB)     JPEG (600 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.31 MB)     JPEG (1.889 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-06 SWIFT
3840x2160x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.64 MB)     JPEG (177.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-31 NuSTAR
SWIFT
XMM-Newton
6875x5479x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (48.77 MB)     JPEG (1.679 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
3200x4000x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.91 MB)     JPEG (422.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
6000x3000x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.88 MB)     JPEG (487.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
4534x2550x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.53 MB)     JPEG (1.016 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
5295x2978x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.46 MB)     JPEG (624.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
5104x2871x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.828 MB)     JPEG (491 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
1621x911x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.411 MB)     JPEG (61.72 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
4500x3600x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.612 MB)     JPEG (646.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
3600x4500x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.82 MB)     JPEG (535.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
1906x1063x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.807 MB)     JPEG (56.05 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-22 SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
1500x1478x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.696 MB)     JPEG (122.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-23 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
NuSTAR
GALEX Telescope
NuSTAR
2048x1152x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.973 MB)     JPEG (291.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-12 Kepler
1280x960x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.278 MB)     JPEG (163.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-11 New Horizons
1700x2004x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.052 MB)     JPEG (265.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-04 New Horizons
LORRI
1024x1024x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (845.9 kB)     JPEG (414.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-10 Hubble Space Telescope
XMM-Newton
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Very Large Array (VLA)
1296x1024x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.823 MB)     JPEG (119.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-25 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
1280x720x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (894.6 kB)     JPEG (40.32 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-25 Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
1800x1200x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.144 MB)     JPEG (275.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-06 Spitzer Space Telescope
1041x585x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.615 MB)     JPEG (52.96 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-06 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
2200x1700x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.931 MB)     JPEG (202.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
1600x900x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.582 MB)     JPEG (60 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-17 Spitzer Space Telescope
4534x2550x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.027 MB)     JPEG (397.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-04 Spitzer Space Telescope
5120x2880x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.938 MB)     JPEG (382.4 kB)
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.949 MB)     JPEG (77.56 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-01 Spitzer Space Telescope
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
2048x1152x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.508 MB)     JPEG (78.36 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-02 NuSTAR
5120x2880x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.34 MB)     JPEG (1.257 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
4800x2700x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.07 MB)     JPEG (374.4 kB)
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.95 MB)     JPEG (515.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-13 MAVEN
1920x1080x3
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?
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.901 MB)     JPEG (192.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-14 Kepler
8700x2628x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.73 MB)     JPEG (573.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-14 Kepler
1152x648x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (645.6 kB)     JPEG (50.32 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-11 Kepler
5120x2880x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.94 MB)     JPEG (551.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-11 Hubble Space Telescope
1000x750x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.083 MB)     JPEG (107.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-11 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
2000x1125x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.841 MB)     JPEG (94.93 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-31 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
1608x2048x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.359 MB)     JPEG (144.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
6000x3000x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.77 MB)     JPEG (497.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
6000x3500x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.101 MB)     JPEG (1.133 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
4800x2700x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.411 MB)     JPEG (591.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
4500x3600x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.656 MB)     JPEG (650.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
5120x2880x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.41 MB)     JPEG (606.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
1068x600x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (984.6 kB)     JPEG (20.48 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
1337x706x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (586.8 kB)     JPEG (82.38 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
1339x705x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.887 MB)     JPEG (92.24 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
1334x701x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (994.5 kB)     JPEG (59.68 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
1336x710x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (585.8 kB)     JPEG (79.56 kB)
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.61 MB)     JPEG (451.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-15 Hubble Space Telescope
4763x3126x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.23 MB)     JPEG (946.7 kB)
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.281 MB)     JPEG (296.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-02 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
1234x960x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.555 MB)     JPEG (311.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-09 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
15556x11667x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.61 MB)     JPEG (3.002 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
5000x1848x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.74 MB)     JPEG (1.447 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-23 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
5000x1848x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.74 MB)     JPEG (1.843 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-15 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ALMA
11520x8640x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (127.5 MB)     JPEG (4.134 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-15 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ALMA
3000x3000x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.365 MB)     JPEG (176.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
2031x2032x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.313 MB)     JPEG (101.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
WFPC2
WFPC1
1881x627x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.54 MB)     JPEG (173 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Hubble Space Telescope
1074x895x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.885 MB)     JPEG (61.79 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 4534x2550x3
This illustration shows a young star undergoing a type of growth spurt.
PIA22917:
FU Orionis Disk Illustration
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.44 MB)     JPEG (634.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
1055x781x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.022 MB)     JPEG (108.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-07 Kepler
Spitzer Space Telescope
5120x2880x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.4 MB)     JPEG (399.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-07 Kepler
Spitzer Space Telescope
9019x5068x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.129 MB)     JPEG (1.072 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-07 Kepler
Spitzer Space Telescope
6000x3375x3
This artist's illustration shows the newfound planet K2-288Bb is slightly smaller than Neptune.
PIA23004:
K2-288Bb (Artist's Illustration)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.47 MB)     JPEG (1.192 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-20 NuSTAR
NuSTAR
2500x2500x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.984 MB)     JPEG (228.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
1200x1200x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.62 MB)     JPEG (58.82 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
1200x1200x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.385 MB)     JPEG (52.86 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
1200x1200x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (906.8 kB)     JPEG (41.97 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
2133x1200x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.94 MB)     JPEG (108.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-05 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
2412x1713x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.914 MB)     JPEG (132.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
4600x3000x3
This image by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows W40, a nebula, or a giant cloud of gas and dust.
PIA23121:
Space Butterfly
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.94 MB)     JPEG (1.244 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-08 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
1600x900x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.124 MB)     JPEG (245.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
14391x6232x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (233.5 MB)     JPEG (6.984 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
14391x6232x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (237.3 MB)     JPEG (9.239 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-31 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
1200x1200x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.072 MB)     JPEG (59.86 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
3840x2160x3
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.84 MB)     JPEG (473.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-04 NuSTAR
NuSTAR
3488x3485x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.8 MB)     JPEG (820.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-12 Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
705x645x1
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (455.4 kB)     JPEG (131.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
3250x3250x3
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from massive young stars.
PIA23402:
Spitzer Spots Bubbles and Bow Shocks
Full Resolution:     TIFF (31.7 MB)     JPEG (1.693 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
1041x586x3
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust carved out by a massive star. A drawing overlaid on the image reveals why researchers nicknamed this region the Jack-o-lantern Nebula.
PIA23403:
The Jack-o-Lantern Nebula
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.756 MB)     JPEG (118.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
1622x1125x3
Peering more than 10 billion light-years into the distance, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has found tens of millions of actively feeding supermassive lack holes across the full sky.
PIA23588:
Millions of Giant Black Holes
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.503 MB)     JPEG (207.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
15950x6500x3
NASA's Spitzer Space telescope shows a collection of gas and dust over 500 light-years across, the Perseus Molecular Cloud, hosts an abundance of young stars.
PIA23405:
Perseus Molecular Cloud
Full Resolution:     TIFF (178.3 MB)     JPEG (7.177 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-07 SOFIA
2608x3022x3
In this composite image of the Omega, or Swan, Nebula, SOFIA's view reveals evidence that parts of the nebula formed separately to create the swan-like shape seen today.
PIA23409:
SOFIA Reveals How the Swan Nebula Hatched
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.44 MB)     JPEG (401.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-08 Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
1920x1280x3
Each snapshot shows four distorted images of a background quasar, surrounding the core of a massive foreground galaxy. The gravity of the foreground galaxy magnifies the quasar, an effect called gravitational lensing.
PIA23410:
Quasars' Multiple Images Shed Light on Tiny Dark Matter Clumps
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.504 MB)     JPEG (114.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-08 4096x2160x3
This graphic illustrates how a faraway quasar (an extremely bright region in the center of some distant galaxies) is altered by a massive foreground galaxy.
PIA23641:
Gravitational Lensing Graphic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.46 MB)     JPEG (750.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
5760x3240x3
In this artist's rendering of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space, the background is shown in infrared light.
PIA23643:
Spitzer Space Telescope (Illustration)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.38 MB)     JPEG (1.553 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
8832x4968x3
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Tarantula Nebula in two wavelengths of infrared light, each represented by a different color.
PIA23646:
Tarantula Nebula Spitzer 2-Color Image
Full Resolution:     TIFF (112.2 MB)     JPEG (5.08 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
8832x4968x3
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Tarantula Nebula in infrared light.
PIA23647:
Tarantula Nebula Spitzer 3-Color Image
Full Resolution:     TIFF (126.6 MB)     JPEG (4.053 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-09 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
3840x2160x3
This artist's concept shows a brown dwarf, an object that is at least 13 times the mass of Jupiter but not massive enough to begin nuclear fusion in its core, which is the defining characteristic of a star.
PIA23684:
Spitzer Brown Dwarf Wind (Artist's Concept)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.09 MB)     JPEG (543.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-09 4800x2700x3
This illustration shows brown dwarfs are more massive than planets but not quite as massive as stars.
PIA23685:
What is a Brown Dwarf?
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.43 MB)     JPEG (523.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-15 Kepler
3840x2160x3
This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star.
PIA23689:
Kepler Planet 1649c Artist's Illustration From Space
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.27 MB)     JPEG (563.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-15 Kepler
3840x2160x3
This artist's concept shows what exoplanet Kepler-1649c could look like on its surface.
PIA23690:
Kepler Planet 1649c Surface View Artist's Concept
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.746 MB)     JPEG (315.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-15 Kepler
3741x2244x3
This graphic compares the size of Earth and Kepler-1649c, an exoplanet only 1.06 times larger than Earth by radius.
PIA23774:
Comparing the Size of Exoplanet Kepler-1649c and Earth (Illustration)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.766 MB)     JPEG (479.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-17 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
3317x1902x3
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope took this image of the California Nebula on Jan. 25, 2020, five days before the spacecraft was decommissioned.
PIA23650:
Spitzer California Nebula Mosaic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.09 MB)     JPEG (759 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
5120x2880x3
This animation shows two massive black holes in the OJ 287 galaxy.
PIA23687:
Animation of Black Hole Disk Flare in OJ 287
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.34 MB)     JPEG (648 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-01 Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
2425x1498x3
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.645 MB)     JPEG (365.5 kB)
Retrieve Previous Set  Jump to a Previous Set   Jump to a Previous Set   Jump to a Previous Set   Jump to a Previous Set   Jump to a Previous Set   Jump to a Previous Set   Jump to a Previous Set   Current Set   Jump to a Following Set   Jump to a Following Set   Retrieve Next Set 
 1-100   101-200   201-300   301-400   401-500   501-600   601-700   701-800   801-900   901-1000 
Currently displaying images: 701 - 800 of 1243