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This frame from a video depicts artist's concepts of each of the seven planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star. Over 21 days.
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.

TRAPPIST-1 Planets - Flyaround Animation

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.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: TRAPPIST
ID#: PIA21468
Added: 2017-02-22

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TRAPPIST-1 Planets - Flyaround Animation

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.

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This illustration shows the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets as they might look as viewed from Earth using a fictional, incredibly powerful telescope. The sizes and relative positions are correctly to scale.
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.

Transit Illustration of TRAPPIST-1

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.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: TRAPPIST
ID#: PIA21429
Added: 2017-02-22

Views: 2282

Transit Illustration of TRAPPIST-1

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.

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All seven planets discovered in orbit around the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 could easily fit inside the orbit of Mercury, the innermost planet of our solar system.
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.

TRAPPIST-1 Comparison to Solar System and Jovian Moons

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.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: TRAPPIST
ID#: PIA21428
Added: 2017-02-22

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TRAPPIST-1 Comparison to Solar System and Jovian Moons

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.

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This frame from a video details a system of seven planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star.
This frame from a video details a system of seven planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star.

TRAPPIST-1 Planetary Orbits and Transits

This frame from a video details a system of seven planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: TRAPPIST
ID#: PIA21427
Added: 2017-02-22

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TRAPPIST-1 Planetary Orbits and Transits

This frame from a video details a system of seven planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star.

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The first observations of the TRAPPIST-1 system reported in 2016 revealed three planets orbiting a small, red-dwarf star, though the exact location of the outermost one, was not well-determined (yellow band, top image).
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).

The Discovery of TRAPPIST-1 Planets

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).

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: TRAPPIST
ID#: PIA21426
Added: 2017-02-22

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The Discovery of TRAPPIST-1 Planets

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).

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Three of the TRAPPIST-1 planets dwell in their star's so-called 'habitable zone,' shown in green. This is the band around the star where temperatures are just right, not too hot, not too cold, for liquid water to pool on the surface of an Earth-like world
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

The TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

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

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: TRAPPIST
ID#: PIA21424
Added: 2017-02-22

Views: 974

The TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

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

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Imagine standing on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. This artist's concept is one interpretation of what it could look like.
Imagine standing on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. This artist's concept is one interpretation of what it could look like.

Surface of TRAPPIST-1f

Imagine standing on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. This artist's concept is one interpretation of what it could look like.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: TRAPPIST
ID#: PIA21423
Added: 2017-02-22

Views: 1062

Surface of TRAPPIST-1f

Imagine standing on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. This artist's concept is one interpretation of what it could look like.

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This artist's concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the planets' diameters, masses and distances from the host star.
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.

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup

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.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: TRAPPIST
ID#: PIA21422
Added: 2017-02-22

Views: 11939

TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup

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.

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The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. This artist's concept appeared on the cover of the journal Nature in Feb. 23, 2017 announcing new results about the system.
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.

Abstract Concept of TRAPPIST-1 System

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.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: TRAPPIST
ID#: PIA21421
Added: 2017-02-22

Views: 10423

Abstract Concept of TRAPPIST-1 System

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.

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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: 990

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: 943

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: 566

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: 1133

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: 716

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: 1969

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: 1715

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: 814

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: 825

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: 1224

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: 1220

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: 1765

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: 2099

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: 1411

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: 1582

'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: 4663

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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