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Tiny Particles, So Far Away
Target: VegaMission: Spitzer Space TelescopeSpacecraft: Spitzer Space TelescopeInstrument: Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS) Size: 1419 x 707
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope recently captured these images of the star Vega, located 25 light years away in the constellation Lyra.
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Massive Smash-up at Vega (Artist Concept)
Target: VegaMission: Spitzer Space TelescopeSpacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope Size: 3000 x 2400
This artist concept illustrates how a massive collision of objects perhaps as large as the planet Pluto smashed together to create the dust ring around the nearby star Vega.