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Space Balls (Artist's Concept)
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space TelescopeSpacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope ID#: PIA13288
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has at last found buckyballs (resembling soccer balls) in space shown in this artist's concept using Hubble's picture of the NGC 2440 nebula. Hubble image credit: NASA, ESA, STScI.
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NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy
Target: Messier 101Mission: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space TelescopeSpacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space TelescopeInstrument: Chandra X-ray Telescope, Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light ID#: PIA11797
NASA's Great Observatories continue Galileo's legacy with stunning images and breakthrough science from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Spitzer Space Telescope's View of Galaxy Messier 101
Target: Messier 101Mission: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space TelescopeSpacecraft: Spitzer Space TelescopeInstrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) ID#: PIA11796
The galaxy Messier 101 is a swirling spiral of stars, gas, and dust. Messier 101 is nearly twice as wide as our Milky Way galaxy in this image as seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.