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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.'
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.'

The Rapid Burster

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.'

Mission: NuSTAR, SWIFT, XMM-Newton
ID#: PIA21418
Added: 2017-01-31

Views: 953

The Rapid Burster

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.'

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This image shows brown dwarf HIP 79124 B, located 23 times as far from its host star as Earth is from the sun.
This image shows brown dwarf HIP 79124 B, located 23 times as far from its host star as Earth is from the sun.

Brown Dwarf HIP 79124 B

This image shows brown dwarf HIP 79124 B, located 23 times as far from its host star as Earth is from the sun.

Target: HIP 79124 B
Mission: W. M. Keck Observatory
ID#: PIA21417
Added: 2017-01-30

Views: 913

Brown Dwarf HIP 79124 B

This image shows brown dwarf HIP 79124 B, located 23 times as far from its host star as Earth is from the sun.

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This image shows the dusty disk of planetary material surrounding the young star HD 141569, located 380 light-years away from Earth.
This image shows the dusty disk of planetary material surrounding the young star HD 141569, located 380 light-years away from Earth.

Young Star HD 141569

This image shows the dusty disk of planetary material surrounding the young star HD 141569, located 380 light-years away from Earth.

Target: HD 141569
Mission: W. M. Keck Observatory
ID#: PIA21090
Added: 2017-01-30

Views: 541

Young Star HD 141569

This image shows the dusty disk of planetary material surrounding the young star HD 141569, located 380 light-years away from Earth.

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Supernova SN 2014C of a spiral galaxy called NGC 7331 is seen in the image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Supernova SN 2014C of a spiral galaxy called NGC 7331 is seen in the image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Supernova SN 2014C (X-ray)

Supernova SN 2014C of a spiral galaxy called NGC 7331 is seen in the image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Target: NGC 7331
Mission: Chandra X-ray Observatory
Instrument: Chandra X-ray Telescope
ID#: PIA21089
Added: 2017-01-24

Views: 1099

Supernova SN 2014C (X-ray)

Supernova SN 2014C of a spiral galaxy called NGC 7331 is seen in the image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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This image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (insets) shows spiral galaxy NGC 7331, center, where astronomers observed the unusual supernova SN 2014C.
This image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (insets) shows spiral galaxy NGC 7331, center, where astronomers observed the unusual supernova SN 2014C.

Supernova SN 2014C (Optical and X-Ray)

This image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (insets) shows spiral galaxy NGC 7331, center, where astronomers observed the unusual supernova SN 2014C.

Target: NGC 7331
Mission: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Instrument: Chandra X-ray Telescope
ID#: PIA21088
Added: 2017-01-24

Views: 690

Supernova SN 2014C (Optical and X-Ray)

This image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (insets) shows spiral galaxy NGC 7331, center, where astronomers observed the unusual supernova SN 2014C.

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IC 3639, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus, is seen in this image combining data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory.
IC 3639, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus, is seen in this image combining data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory.

Galaxy IC 3639 with Obscured Active Galactic Nucleus

IC 3639, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus, is seen in this image combining data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory.

Target: IC 3639
Mission: NuSTAR
Instrument: Hubble Space Telescope, European Space Observatory (ESO)
ID#: PIA21087
Added: 2017-01-07

Views: 1933

Galaxy IC 3639 with Obscured Active Galactic Nucleus

IC 3639, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus, is seen in this image combining data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory.

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NGC 1448, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus hidden by gas and dust, is seen in this image combining data from the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey in the optical range and NASA's NuSTAR in the X-ray range.
NGC 1448, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus hidden by gas and dust, is seen in this image combining data from the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey in the optical range and NASA's NuSTAR in the X-ray range.

Galaxy NGC 1448 with Active Galactic Nucleus

NGC 1448, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus hidden by gas and dust, is seen in this image combining data from the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey in the optical range and NASA's NuSTAR in the X-ray range.

Target: NGC 1448
Mission: Chandra X-ray Observatory, NuSTAR
ID#: PIA21086
Added: 2017-01-07

Views: 1677

Galaxy NGC 1448 with Active Galactic Nucleus

NGC 1448, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus hidden by gas and dust, is seen in this image combining data from the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey in the optical range and NASA's NuSTAR in the X-ray range.

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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.
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.

Pulsar Artist's Concept

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.

Mission: SWIFT
ID#: PIA21085
Added: 2017-01-06

Views: 787

Pulsar Artist's Concept

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.

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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.
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.

NED Catalog Sky Source Map

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.

ID#: PIA21084
Added: 2017-01-05

Views: 812

NED Catalog Sky Source Map

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.

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This illustration depicts a brown dwarf. NASA's Spitzer and Swift missions observed a microlensing event as the star passed between Earth and a much more distant star in our galaxy.
This illustration depicts a brown dwarf. NASA's Spitzer and Swift missions observed a microlensing event as the star passed between Earth and a much more distant star in our galaxy.

Brown Dwarf Microlensing (Illustration)

This illustration depicts a brown dwarf. NASA's Spitzer and Swift missions observed a microlensing event as the star passed between Earth and a much more distant star in our galaxy.

Target: OGLE-2015-BLG-1319
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope, SWIFT
ID#: PIA21076
Added: 2016-11-10

Views: 1206

Brown Dwarf Microlensing (Illustration)

This illustration depicts a brown dwarf. NASA's Spitzer and Swift missions observed a microlensing event as the star passed between Earth and a much more distant star in our galaxy.

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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.
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.

Heartbeat Stars (Artist's Concept)

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.

Mission: Kepler
ID#: PIA21075
Added: 2016-10-21

Views: 1181

Heartbeat Stars (Artist's Concept)

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.

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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.
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.

Clouds on Hot Jupiters (Illustration)

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.

Mission: Kepler
ID#: PIA21074
Added: 2016-10-18

Views: 1740

Clouds on Hot Jupiters (Illustration)

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.

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The dusty side of the Sword of Orion is illuminated in this striking infrared image from the European Space Agency's Hershel Space Observatory.
The dusty side of the Sword of Orion is illuminated in this striking infrared image from the European Space Agency's Hershel Space Observatory.

Ionized Carbon Atoms in Orion

The dusty side of the Sword of Orion is illuminated in this striking infrared image from the European Space Agency's Hershel Space Observatory.

Target: Orion
Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
Instrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver, Heterodyne Instrument for the Far Infrared (HIFI)
ID#: PIA21073
Added: 2016-10-12

Views: 2061

Ionized Carbon Atoms in Orion

The dusty side of the Sword of Orion is illuminated in this striking infrared image from the European Space Agency's Hershel Space Observatory.

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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.
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.

Cannonballs' Shoot from Star (Artist Concept)

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.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
ID#: PIA21071
Added: 2016-10-06

Views: 1402

Cannonballs' Shoot from Star (Artist Concept)

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.

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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.
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.

'Pandora's Cluster' Seen by Spitzer

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.

Target: Abell 2744
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA20920
Added: 2016-09-28

Views: 1564

'Pandora's Cluster' Seen by Spitzer

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.

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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.
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.

Infrared Echoes of a Black Hole Eating a Star (Illustration)

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.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ID#: PIA20027
Added: 2016-09-15

Views: 4619

Infrared Echoes of a Black Hole Eating a Star (Illustration)

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.

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These nebulae seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, display two regions of star formation that are hidden behind a haze of dust when viewed in visible light, known officially y their catalog numbers, IRAS 19340+2016 and IRAS19343+2026.
These nebulae seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, display two regions of star formation that are hidden behind a haze of dust when viewed in visible light, known officially y their catalog numbers, IRAS 19340+2016 and IRAS19343+2026.

Enterprising Nebulae

These nebulae seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, display two regions of star formation that are hidden behind a haze of dust when viewed in visible light, known officially y their catalog numbers, IRAS 19340+2016 and IRAS19343+2026.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA20917
Added: 2016-09-08

Views: 2544

Enterprising Nebulae

These nebulae seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, display two regions of star formation that are hidden behind a haze of dust when viewed in visible light, known officially y their catalog numbers, IRAS 19340+2016 and IRAS19343+2026.

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An age-defying star called IRAS 19312+1950 stands out as extremely bright inside a large, chemically rich cloud of material, as shown in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
An age-defying star called IRAS 19312+1950 stands out as extremely bright inside a large, chemically rich cloud of material, as shown in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Age-Defying Star

An age-defying star called IRAS 19312+1950 stands out as extremely bright inside a large, chemically rich cloud of material, as shown in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA20914
Added: 2016-08-29

Views: 2272

Age-Defying Star

An age-defying star called IRAS 19312+1950 stands out as extremely bright inside a large, chemically rich cloud of material, as shown in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Black-hole-powered galaxies called blazars are the most common sources detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope as shown in this artist's concept.
Black-hole-powered galaxies called blazars are the most common sources detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope as shown in this artist's concept.

Blazar Artist Concept

Black-hole-powered galaxies called blazars are the most common sources detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope as shown in this artist's concept.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
ID#: PIA20912
Added: 2016-08-24

Views: 1069

Blazar Artist Concept

Black-hole-powered galaxies called blazars are the most common sources detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope as shown in this artist's concept.

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The blue dots in this field of galaxies, known as the COSMOS field, show galaxies that contain supermassive black holes emitting high-energy X-rays, as detected by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Array, or NuSTAR.
The blue dots in this field of galaxies, known as the COSMOS field, show galaxies that contain supermassive black holes emitting high-energy X-rays, as detected by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Array, or NuSTAR.

A Black Hole 'Choir'

The blue dots in this field of galaxies, known as the COSMOS field, show galaxies that contain supermassive black holes emitting high-energy X-rays, as detected by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Array, or NuSTAR.

Mission: Chandra X-ray Observatory, NuSTAR
ID#: PIA20865
Added: 2016-07-28

Views: 2076

A Black Hole 'Choir'

The blue dots in this field of galaxies, known as the COSMOS field, show galaxies that contain supermassive black holes emitting high-energy X-rays, as detected by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Array, or NuSTAR.

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This artist's concept shows an unusual celestial object called CX330 was first detected as a source of X-ray light in 2009. It has been launching 'jets' of material into the gas and dust around it.
This artist's concept shows an unusual celestial object called CX330 was first detected as a source of X-ray light in 2009. It has been launching 'jets' of material into the gas and dust around it.

The Loneliest Young Star (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows an unusual celestial object called CX330 was first detected as a source of X-ray light in 2009. It has been launching 'jets' of material into the gas and dust around it.

Mission: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Spitzer Space Telescope, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ID#: PIA20700
Added: 2016-07-27

Views: 2048

The Loneliest Young Star (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows an unusual celestial object called CX330 was first detected as a source of X-ray light in 2009. It has been launching 'jets' of material into the gas and dust around it.

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Researchers used data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission to highlight the X-shaped structure in the bulge of the Milky Way.
Researchers used data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission to highlight the X-shaped structure in the bulge of the Milky Way.

X-Shaped Bulge in the Milky Way

Researchers used data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission to highlight the X-shaped structure in the bulge of the Milky Way.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ID#: PIA20699
Added: 2016-07-19

Views: 3048

X-Shaped Bulge in the Milky Way

Researchers used data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission to highlight the X-shaped structure in the bulge of the Milky Way.

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This artist's impression depicts the accretion disc surrounding a black hole, in which the inner region of the disc precesses. 'Precession' means that the orbit of material surrounding the black hole changes orientation around the central object.
This artist's impression depicts the accretion disc surrounding a black hole, in which the inner region of the disc precesses. 'Precession' means that the orbit of material surrounding the black hole changes orientation around the central object.

Black Hole with 'Wobbling' Disk (Artist Concept)

This artist's impression depicts the accretion disc surrounding a black hole, in which the inner region of the disc precesses. 'Precession' means that the orbit of material surrounding the black hole changes orientation around the central object.

Mission: NuSTAR
ID#: PIA20697
Added: 2016-07-12

Views: 1419

Black Hole with 'Wobbling' Disk (Artist Concept)

This artist's impression depicts the accretion disc surrounding a black hole, in which the inner region of the disc precesses. 'Precession' means that the orbit of material surrounding the black hole changes orientation around the central object.

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NASA's GALEX reveals the true nature of UGC 1382, dubbed the 'Frankenstein galaxy.' Scientists have discovered that UGC 1382 is a giant, and one of the largest isolated galaxies known.
NASA's GALEX reveals the true nature of UGC 1382, dubbed the 'Frankenstein galaxy.' Scientists have discovered that UGC 1382 is a giant, and one of the largest isolated galaxies known.

Frankenstein Galaxy

NASA's GALEX reveals the true nature of UGC 1382, dubbed the 'Frankenstein galaxy.' Scientists have discovered that UGC 1382 is a giant, and one of the largest isolated galaxies known.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Instrument: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), Very Large Array (VLA)
ID#: PIA20695
Added: 2016-07-11

Views: 3585

Frankenstein Galaxy

NASA's GALEX reveals the true nature of UGC 1382, dubbed the 'Frankenstein galaxy.' Scientists have discovered that UGC 1382 is a giant, and one of the largest isolated galaxies known.

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When a planet such as K2-33b passes in front of its host star, it blocks some of the star's light.shown in this frame from an animation as discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.
When a planet such as K2-33b passes in front of its host star, it blocks some of the star's light.shown in this frame from an animation as discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.

Young Star and Its Infant Planet (Artist's animation)

When a planet such as K2-33b passes in front of its host star, it blocks some of the star's light.shown in this frame from an animation as discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.

Mission: Kepler
ID#: PIA20692
Added: 2016-06-20

Views: 1700

Young Star and Its Infant Planet (Artist's animation)

When a planet such as K2-33b passes in front of its host star, it blocks some of the star's light.shown in this frame from an animation as discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.

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