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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-10 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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These images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken one year apart, show the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (yellow ball) and surrounding clouds of dust (reddish orange).
PIA03518:
A Year in the Life of an Infrared Echo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-10 Cassiopeia A Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Visible Light
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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This false-color image from three of NASA's Great Observatories provides one example of a star that died in a fiery supernova blast. Called Cassiopeia A, this supernova remnant is located 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia.
PIA03519:
Cassiopeia A: Death Becomes Her Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-26 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist concept shows that NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that this star, the remains of which are named Cassiopeia A, exploded with some degree of order, preserving chunks of its onion-like layers as it blasted apart.
PIA01901:
Once an Onion, Always an Onion (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-26 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This artist's concept shows the explosion of a massive star, the remains of which are named Cassiopeia A. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that the star exploded with some degree of order.
PIA01902:
Order Amidst Chaos of Star's Explosion (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-26 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the scattered remains of an exploded star named Cassiopeia A. Spitzer's infrared detectors 'picked' through these remains and found that much of the star's original layering had been preserved.
PIA01903:
Lighting up a Dead Star's Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-20 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope used its infrared camera to image this beautiful bulb which might look like a Christmas ornament but is the blown-out remains of a stellar explosion, or supernova.
PIA10206:
Cosmic Ornament of Gas and Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-20 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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The elements and molecules that flew out of the Cassiopeia A star when it exploded about 300 years ago can be seen clearly for the first time in this plot of data, called a spectrum, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA10207:
Dissecting the Wake of a Supernova Explosion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
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A seething cauldron of light appears to bubble and ooze around the remains of a giant star that astronomers have been watching tear itself apart for the last 300 years. Different observations taken over three years by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA10724:
Cauldron of Light Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
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This composite image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the remnant of a star that exploded, called Cassiopeia A (center) and its surrounding 'light echoes' -- dances of light through dusty clouds, created when stars blast apart.
PIA10725:
Dance of the Light Echoes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-01 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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The Cassiopeia A supernova's first flash of radiation makes six clumps of dust (circled in annotated version) unusually hot. The supernova remnant is the large white ball in the center. This infrared picture was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA11213:
Supernova Flashback
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-06 Cassiopeia A Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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For the first time, a multiwavelength three-dimensional reconstruction of a supernova remnant has been created. This visualization of Cassiopeia A, or Cas A, the result of an explosion approximately 330 years ago, uses data from several NASA telescopes.
PIA11748:
Supernova Remnant in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-07 Cassiopeia A NuSTAR
NuSTAR
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This new view of the historical supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, located 11,000 light-years away, was taken by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. While the star is long dead, its remains are still bursting with action.
PIA16606:
Sizzling Remains of a Dead Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-06 Cassiopeia Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This mosaic of images from NASA's WISE Telescope is in the constellation of Cassiopeia. This region contains a large star forming nebula within the Milky Way Galaxy, sometimes called the Heart Nebula, and is over 6 thousand light-years from Earth.
PIA12865:
Maffei 1 and 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-11 Cartwheel Galaxy Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
GALEX Telescope
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Visible Light
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This false-color composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy as seen by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, where the first ripple appears as an ultraviolet-bright blue outer ring.
PIA03296:
A Stellar Ripple
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-30 Carina Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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These false-color image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the 'South Pillar' region of the star-forming region called the Carina Nebula.
PIA03515:
All Pillars Point to Eta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Carina Nebula Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft briefly turned its gaze from Saturn and its rings and moons to marvel at the Carina Nebula, a brilliant region 8,000 light years from our solar system and more than 200 light years across.
PIA07773:
Cassini's Galactic Aspirations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-04 Carina Dawn
Framing Camera
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This view in the southern constellation Carina was acquired on December 13, 2007 as part of the characterization tests of the Framing Camera. The cluster of stars in the center is NGC 3532, and the nebula in the lower right is the Eta Carina Nebula.
PIA12067:
Dawn's Framing Camera Views Carina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-06 Carina Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This infrared snapshot of a region in the constellation Carina near the Milky Way was taken shortly after NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer ejected its cover. The 'first-lighy' picture shows thousands of stars and covers an area three times the s
PIA12486:
WISE 'First-Light' Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-03 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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The solid nucleus of comet Borrelly is barely resolved in this image from NASA's Deep Space 1, enhanced to reveal the highly collimated dust extending towards the bottom left corner of the picture.
PIA03506:
Early Close Image of Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-30 Black Hole 925x1197x3
This graphic shows the computer simulation of a black hole from start to finish. Plasma is falling slowly toward the black hole in a (at the upper left). The plasma has a magnetic field, shown by the white lines.
PIA04206:
Black Hole Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-17 Barnard 30 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars 'hatching' in the head of the hunter constellation, Orion. The region featured in this Spitzer image is called Barnard 30.
PIA09411:
Young Stars Emerge from Orion's Head
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-17 Barnard 30 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars 'hatching' in the head of the hunter constellation, Orion.
PIA09412:
Young Stars Emerge from Orion's Head
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-29 Asteroid 1220x700x3
This animation shows the distance between the Apophis asteroid and Earth at the time of the asteroid's closest approach.
PIA23195:
Asteroid Apophis
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-09 Antennae or Ring Tail galaxies Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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Atlas Image mosaic, covering 7' x 7' on the sky of the interacting galaxies NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, better known as the Antennae, or Ring Tail galaxies. The two galaxies are engaged in a tug-of-war as they collide.
PIA04205:
Antennae
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-10 Ant nebula Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope image of a celestial object called the Ant Nebula may shed new light on the future demise of our Sun.
PIA04216:
Ant Nebula
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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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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 2016-09-28 Abell 2744 Spitzer Space Telescope
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 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 2008-02-12 Abell 1689 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Advanced Camera for Surveys
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
NICMOS
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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 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 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 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 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 2003-03-27 Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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This panoramic view encompasses the entire sky as seen by Two Micron All-Sky Survey. This image is centered on the core of our own Milky Way galaxy, toward the constellation of Sagittarius.
PIA04250:
Point Source All Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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This panoramic view encompasses the entire sky and reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond the Milky Way galaxy, which astronomers call extended sources, as observed by Two Micron All-Sky Survey.
PIA04251:
Extended Source/Galaxy All Sky 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
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This panoramic view of the entire sky reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond our Milky Way galaxy, which astronomers call extended sources, as observed by Two Micron All-Sky Survey.
PIA04252:
Extended Source/Galaxy All Sky 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-21 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This image of a dying star, protoplanetary nebula IRAS22036+5306, containing strange, complex structures may help explain the death throes of stars and defy our current understanding of physics. Taken by NASA's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2.
PIA04277:
Hubble's View of a Dying Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-08 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, shows the wispy filamentary structure of Henize 206, is a four-color composite mosaic created by combining data from an infrared array camera (IRAC).
PIA05517:
Star Formation in Henize 206
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-27 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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An archival image of the Red Rectangle, or HD44179, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA04533:
The Red Rectangle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image was taken May 21 and 22, 2003, by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The image was made from data gathered by the two channels of the spacecraft camera during the mission's 'first light' milestone.
PIA04278:
GALEX 1st Light Near Ultraviolet -50
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image was taken on May 21 and 22, 2003, by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The image was made from data gathered during the missions 'first light' milestone, and shows celestial objects in the constellation Hercules.
PIA04279:
GALEX 1st Light Near Ultraviolet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image was taken May 21 and 22, 2003 by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The image was made from data gathered by the far ultraviolet channel of the spacecraft camera during the mission's 'first light' milestone. It shows about 400 celestial objects
PIA04280:
GALEX 1st Light Far Ultraviolet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this image on May 21 and 22, 2003. The image was made from data gathered by the two channels of the spacecraft camera during the mission's 'first light' milestone.
PIA04281:
GALEX 1st Light Near and Far Ultraviolet -100
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This compilation shows the constellation Hercules, as imaged on May 21 and 22, 2003, by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The images were captured by the two channels of the spacecraft camera during the mission's 'first light' milestone.
PIA04282:
GALEX 1st Light Compilation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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Resembling sparks from a fireworks display, this image taken by a JPL camera onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows delicate filaments that are sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
PIA04609:
Celestial Fireworks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet color image of the galaxy UGC10445 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 7 and June 14, 2003. UGC10445 is a spiral galaxy located 40 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04623:
Galaxy UGC10445
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the active galaxy Centaurus A was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 7, 2003. The galaxy is located 30 million light-years from Earth and is seen edge on, with a prominent dust lane across the major axis.
PIA04624:
Galaxy Centaurus A
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This ultraviolet color blowup of the Groth Deep Image was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 22 and June 23, 2003. Many hundreds of galaxies are detected in this portion of the image.
PIA04625:
Groth Deep Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer photographed this ultraviolet color blowup of the Groth Deep Image on June 22 and June 23, 2003. Hundreds of galaxies are detected in this image, and the faint red galaxies are believed to be 6 billion light years away.
PIA04626:
Groth Deep Locations Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This is the first Deep Imaging Survey image taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. On June 22 and 23, 2003, the spacecraft obtained this near ultraviolet image of the Groth region by adding multiple orbits for a total exposure time of 14,000 seconds.
PIA04627:
Deep Imaging Survey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this image of the spiral galaxy Messier 51 on June 19 and 20, 2003. Messier 51 is located 27 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04628:
Galaxy Messier 51
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 83 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 7, 2003. Located 15 million light years from Earth and known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy,
PIA04629:
Galaxy Messier 83
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This three-color image of galaxy M101 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 20, 2003. The far ultraviolet emissions are shown in blue, the near ultraviolet emissions are green, and the red emissions, taken from NASA's Digital Sky Survey.
PIA04630:
Galaxy M101
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this near ultraviolet image of Messier 101 on June 20, 2003. Messier 101 is a large spiral galaxy located 20 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04631:
Messier 101
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This single orbit exposure, ultraviolet color image of Messier 101 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 20, 2003. Messier 101 is a large spiral galaxy located 20 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04632:
Messier 101 Single Orbit Exposure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This is an ultraviolet color image of the galaxy NGC5398 taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on June 7, 2003. NGC5398 is a barred spiral galaxy located 60 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04633:
Galaxy NGC5398
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this ultraviolet color image of the galaxy NGC5474 on June 7, 2003. NGC5474 is located 20 million light-years from Earth and is within a group of galaxies dominated by the Messier 101 galaxy.
PIA04634:
Galaxy NGC5474
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this ultraviolet color image of the galaxy NGC5962 on June 7, 2003. This spiral galaxy is located 90 million light-years from Earth.
PIA04635:
Galaxy NGC5962
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This engineering image derives from 100 seconds of observing time on one of the three science instruments aboard the Space InfraRed Telescope Facility (SIRTF) (now known as the Spitzer Space Telescope).
PIA04724:
SIRTF "Aliveness Test" Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image is from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is an observation of the large galaxy in Andromeda, Messier 31. The Andromeda galaxy is the most massive in the local group of galaxies that includes our Milky Way.
PIA04921:
Andromeda Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the dwarf spiral galaxy NGC 247 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on October 13, 2003, in a single orbit exposure of 1600 seconds.
PIA04922:
Galaxy NGC 247
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the nearby edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 55 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on September 14, 2003, during 2 orbits. This galaxy lies 5.4 million light years from our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA04923:
Galaxy NGC 55
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 300 was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer in a single orbit exposure of 27 minutes on October 10, 2003.
PIA04924:
Galaxy NGC 300
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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Galaxy Evolution Explorer observation of Stephan's Quintet and the nearby galaxy NGC 7331. Blue represents far ultraviolet, and red near ultraviolet. Stephan's quintet is an interacting group of galaxies.
PIA04925:
Stephan's Quintet and NGC 7331
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-11 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image of the Globular cluster Messier 2 (M2) was taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on August 20, 2003. This image is a small section of a single All Sky Imaging Survey exposure of only 129 seconds in the constellation Aquarius.
PIA04926:
Globular Cluster Messier 2 in Aquarius
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope image of a glowing stellar nursery provides a spectacular contrast to the opaque cloud seen in visible light (inset).
PIA04934:
Dark Globule in IC 1396 (IRAC)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
IRAC
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This archival image from 2003 captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, an elongated dark globule within the emission nebula IC 1396 in the constellation of Cepheus.
PIA04935:
Multi-Wavelength Views of Protostars in IC 1396
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this NASA Spitzer Space Telescope image. Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (which also includes the Big Dipper).
PIA04936:
Short-Wavelength Infrared Views of Messier 81
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
IRAC
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The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA04937:
Multi-Wavelength Views of Messier 81
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MIPS
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The magnificent and dusty spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in these NASA Spitzer Space Telescope images.
PIA04938:
Long-Wavelength Infrared Views of Messier 81
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope transforms a dark cloud into a silky translucent veil, revealing the molecular outflow from an otherwise hidden newborn star.
PIA04939:
Embedded Outflows from Herbig-Haro 46/47
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has lifted the cosmic veil to see an otherwise hidden newborn star, while detecting the presence of water and carbon dioxide ices, as well as organic molecules.
PIA04940:
Spectrum from Embedded Star in Herbig-Haro 46/47
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected the building blocks of life in the distant universe, albeit in a violent milieu.
PIA04941:
Spectrum from Faint Galaxy IRAS F00183-7111
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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NASA Spitzer Space Telescope has obtained the first infrared images of the dust disc surrounding Fomalhaut, the 18th brightest star in the sky.
PIA04942:
Circumstellar Disk Around Fomalhaut
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured an image of an unusual comet that experiences frequent outbursts, which produce abrupt changes in brightness.
PIA04943:
Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-03 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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The nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 1569 is a hotbed of vigorous star birth activity, which blows huge bubbles that riddle the galaxy's main body. The image was taken by the WPF2 camera, designed and built by JPL, on NASA's Hubble.
PIA05202:
Supernova Blast Bonanza in Nearby Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-11 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Stars in the upper portion of the constellation Orion the Hunter, including the bright shoulder star Betelgeuse and Orion's three-star belt, appear in this image taken from the surface of Mars by the panoramic camera on NASA's rover Spirit.
PIA05546:
Stars in Orion as Seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-12 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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In this five-minute exposure taken from the surface of Mars by NASA's Spirit rover, stars appear as streaks due to the rotation of the planet, and instantaneous cosmic-ray hits appear as points of light.
PIA05551:
Stars and Cosmic Rays Observed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-12 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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Observing the sky with the green filter of it panoramic camera, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit came across a surprise: a streak across the sky, probably the brightest object in the sky at the time.
PIA05557:
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a... Spacecraft?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-13 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Hidden behind a shroud of dust in the constellation Cygnus is a stellar nursery called DR21 as seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA05732:
Nursery of Giants
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-13 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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Hidden behind a shroud of dust in the constellation Cygnus is an exceptionally bright source of radio emission called DR21 in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA05733:
Stormy Clouds of Star Birth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-13 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope allow us to peek behind the cosmic veil and pinpoint one of the most massive natal stars yet seen in our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA05734:
Spitzer Makes "Invisible" Visible
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-13 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This image from NASA Spitzer Space Telescope shows an exceptionally bright source of radio emission in the constellation Cygnus in a steller nursery called DR21.
PIA05735:
Star Formation in the DR21 Region (A)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-13 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows an exceptionally bright source of radio emission called DR21.
PIA05736:
Star Formation in the DR21 Region (B)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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In the quest to better understand the birth of stars and the formation of new worlds, astronomers have used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to examine the massive stars contained in a cloudy region called Sharpless 140.
PIA05878:
A Natal Microcosm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Sometimes, the best way to understand how something works is to take it apart. The same is true for galaxies like NGC 300, which NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has divided into its various parts.
PIA05879:
Dissection of a Galaxy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-24 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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The Galaxy Evolution Explorer specializes in surveying galaxies in ultraviolet light. The telescope surveyed thousands of galaxies before finding three-dozen of these newborns.
PIA05979:
Happy Anniversary to a Galactic Explorer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
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In this artist's conception, a possible newfound planet spins through a clearing in a nearby star's dusty, planet-forming disc. This clearing was detected around the star CoKu Tau 4 by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA05988:
Out of the Dust, A Planet is Born (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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This graph, or spectrum, from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, charts light from a faraway galaxy located 10 billion light years from Earth. It tracks mid-infrared light from an extremely luminous galaxy when the universe was only 1/4 of its current age.
PIA03537:
Charting Ingredients for Life
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-27 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's conception symbolically represents complex organic molecules, known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, seen in the early universe. These large molecules, comprised of carbon and hydrogen, are considered among the building blocks of life.
PIA03538:
Ingredients for Life (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-07 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals hidden populations of newborn stars at the heart of the colliding 'Antennae' galaxies. These two galaxies are known individually as NGC 4038 and 4039.
PIA06853:
Life at the Intersection of Colliding Galaxies
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