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In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, NASA's Great Observatories -- Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray Observatory -- have produced a matched trio of images of the central region of our Milky Way.
In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, NASA's Great Observatories -- Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray Observatory -- have produced a matched trio of images of the central region of our Milky Way.

Great Observatories' Unique Views of the Milky Way

In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, NASA's Great Observatories -- Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray Observatory -- have produced a matched trio of images of the central region of our Milky Way.

Mission: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Chandra X-ray Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA12348
Added: 2009-11-10

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Great Observatories' Unique Views of the Milky Way

In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, NASA's Great Observatories -- Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray Observatory -- have produced a matched trio of images of the central region of our Milky Way.

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This picture highlights a slice of Saturn's largest ring. The ring (red band) was discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which detected infrared light, or heat, from the dusty ring material.
This picture highlights a slice of Saturn's largest ring. The ring (red band) was discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which detected infrared light, or heat, from the dusty ring material.

Infrared Ring around Saturn

This picture highlights a slice of Saturn's largest ring. The ring (red band) was discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which detected infrared light, or heat, from the dusty ring material.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA12259
Added: 2009-10-07

Views: 5607

Infrared Ring around Saturn

This picture highlights a slice of Saturn's largest ring. The ring (red band) was discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which detected infrared light, or heat, from the dusty ring material.

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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.
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.

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy

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.

Target: Messier 101
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Chandra X-ray Telescope, Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light
ID#: PIA11797
Added: 2009-02-10

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NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy

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.

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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.
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.

Astronomers Uncover One of the Youngest and Brightest Galaxies in the Early Universe

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.

Target: Abell 1689
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Advanced Camera for Surveys, Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), NICMOS
ID#: PIA10237
Added: 2008-02-12

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Astronomers Uncover One of the Youngest and Brightest Galaxies in the Early Universe

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.

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The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

M81 Galaxy is Pretty in Pink

The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

Target: Messier 81
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: GALEX Telescope, Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light
ID#: PIA09579
Added: 2007-06-01

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M81 Galaxy is Pretty in Pink

The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

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This image composite highlights the pillars of the Eagle nebula, as seen in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (bottom) and visible light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top insets).
This image composite highlights the pillars of the Eagle nebula, as seen in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (bottom) and visible light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top insets).

Unwrapping the Pillars

This image composite highlights the pillars of the Eagle nebula, as seen in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (bottom) and visible light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top insets).

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
ID#: PIA09109
Added: 2007-01-09

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Unwrapping the Pillars

This image composite highlights the pillars of the Eagle nebula, as seen in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (bottom) and visible light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top insets).

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This majestic view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle nebula, an industrious star-making factory located 7,000 light-years away in the Serpens constellation.
This majestic view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle nebula, an industrious star-making factory located 7,000 light-years away in the Serpens constellation.

Cosmic Epic Unfolds in Infrared

This majestic view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle nebula, an industrious star-making factory located 7,000 light-years away in the Serpens constellation.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
ID#: PIA09107
Added: 2007-01-09

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Cosmic Epic Unfolds in Infrared

This majestic view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle nebula, an industrious star-making factory located 7,000 light-years away in the Serpens constellation.

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NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula.
NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula.

Chaos at the Heart of Orion

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
ID#: PIA01322
Added: 2006-11-07

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Chaos at the Heart of Orion

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula.

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A star's spectacular death in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D. This composite image uses data from three of NASA's Great Observatories. The Chandra X-ray, Hubble Space, and Spitzer Space Telescope.
A star's spectacular death in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D. This composite image uses data from three of NASA's Great Observatories. The Chandra X-ray, Hubble Space, and Spitzer Space Telescope.

Dead Star Creates Celestial Havoc

A star's spectacular death in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D. This composite image uses data from three of NASA's Great Observatories. The Chandra X-ray, Hubble Space, and Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Chandra X-ray Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
ID#: PIA01320
Added: 2006-10-27

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Dead Star Creates Celestial Havoc

A star's spectacular death in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D. This composite image uses data from three of NASA's Great Observatories. The Chandra X-ray, Hubble Space, and Spitzer Space Telescope.

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This new false-colored image from NASA's Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows a giant jet of particles that has been shot out from the vicinity of a type of supermassive black hole called a quasar.
This new false-colored image from NASA's Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows a giant jet of particles that has been shot out from the vicinity of a type of supermassive black hole called a quasar.

Black Hole Spills Kaleidoscope of Color

This new false-colored image from NASA's Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows a giant jet of particles that has been shot out from the vicinity of a type of supermassive black hole called a quasar.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Chandra X-ray Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light
ID#: PIA08617
Added: 2006-07-21

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Black Hole Spills Kaleidoscope of Color

This new false-colored image from NASA's Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes shows a giant jet of particles that has been shot out from the vicinity of a type of supermassive black hole called a quasar.

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the supernova remnant 1E0102.2-7219 sits next to the nebula N76 in a bright, star-forming region of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the supernova remnant 1E0102.2-7219 sits next to the nebula N76 in a bright, star-forming region of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy.

Dusty Death of a Massive Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the supernova remnant 1E0102.2-7219 sits next to the nebula N76 in a bright, star-forming region of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
ID#: PIA08516
Added: 2006-06-06

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Dusty Death of a Massive Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the supernova remnant 1E0102.2-7219 sits next to the nebula N76 in a bright, star-forming region of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy.

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NASA's Hubble and Spitzer telescopes combined to make these shape-shifting galaxies taking on the form of a giant mask. The icy blue eyes are actually the cores of two merging galaxies, called NGC 2207 and IC 2163, and the mask is their spiral arms.
NASA's Hubble and Spitzer telescopes combined to make these shape-shifting galaxies taking on the form of a giant mask. The icy blue eyes are actually the cores of two merging galaxies, called NGC 2207 and IC 2163, and the mask is their spiral arms.

Eyes in the Sky

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer telescopes combined to make these shape-shifting galaxies taking on the form of a giant mask. The icy blue eyes are actually the cores of two merging galaxies, called NGC 2207 and IC 2163, and the mask is their spiral arms.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light
ID#: PIA08097
Added: 2006-04-26

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Eyes in the Sky

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer telescopes combined to make these shape-shifting galaxies taking on the form of a giant mask. The icy blue eyes are actually the cores of two merging galaxies, called NGC 2207 and IC 2163, and the mask is their spiral arms.

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This image demonstrates how data from two of NASA's Great Observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, are used to identify one of the most distant galaxies ever seen. This galaxy is named named HUDF-JD2.
This image demonstrates how data from two of NASA's Great Observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, are used to identify one of the most distant galaxies ever seen. This galaxy is named named HUDF-JD2.

Big Galaxy in Baby Universe

This image demonstrates how data from two of NASA's Great Observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, are used to identify one of the most distant galaxies ever seen. This galaxy is named named HUDF-JD2.

Target: HUDF-JD2
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light
ID#: PIA03542
Added: 2005-09-27

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Big Galaxy in Baby Universe

This image demonstrates how data from two of NASA's Great Observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, are used to identify one of the most distant galaxies ever seen. This galaxy is named named HUDF-JD2.

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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.
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.

Cassiopeia A: Death Becomes Her

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.

Target: Cassiopeia A
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light, Chandra X-ray Telescope
ID#: PIA03519
Added: 2005-06-10

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Cassiopeia A: Death Becomes Her

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.

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on one of the most famous objects in the sky, Messier 104, also called the Sombrero galaxy.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on one of the most famous objects in the sky, Messier 104, also called the Sombrero galaxy.

Spitzer Spies Spectacular Sombrero

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on one of the most famous objects in the sky, Messier 104, also called the Sombrero galaxy.

Target: Messier 104
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light
ID#: PIA07899
Added: 2005-05-04

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Spitzer Spies Spectacular Sombrero

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on one of the most famous objects in the sky, Messier 104, also called the Sombrero galaxy.

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NASA's three Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the SpitzerSpace Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory -- joined forces to probe theexpanding remains of a supernova, called Kepler's supernova remnant.
NASA's three Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the SpitzerSpace Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory -- joined forces to probe theexpanding remains of a supernova, called Kepler's supernova remnant.

Three Great Eyes on Kepler's Supernova Remnant

NASA's three Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the SpitzerSpace Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory -- joined forces to probe theexpanding remains of a supernova, called Kepler's supernova remnant.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Chandra X-Ray Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA06907
Added: 2004-10-06

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Three Great Eyes on Kepler's Supernova Remnant

NASA's three Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the SpitzerSpace Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory -- joined forces to probe theexpanding remains of a supernova, called Kepler's supernova remnant.

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