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This composite image shows one of the clusters, NGC 2024, which is found in the center of the so-called Flame Nebula about 1,400 light years from Earth. Astronomers have studied two star clusters using NASA's Chandra and infrared telescopes.
This composite image shows one of the clusters, NGC 2024, which is found in the center of the so-called Flame Nebula about 1,400 light years from Earth. Astronomers have studied two star clusters using NASA's Chandra and infrared telescopes.

Inside the Flame Nebula

This composite image shows one of the clusters, NGC 2024, which is found in the center of the so-called Flame Nebula about 1,400 light years from Earth. Astronomers have studied two star clusters using NASA's Chandra and infrared telescopes.

Mission: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA18249
Added: 2014-05-07

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Inside the Flame Nebula

This composite image shows one of the clusters, NGC 2024, which is found in the center of the so-called Flame Nebula about 1,400 light years from Earth. Astronomers have studied two star clusters using NASA's Chandra and infrared telescopes.

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W3 is an enormous stellar nursery about 6,200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy's main spiral arms as seen by ESA's Herschel space observatory.
W3 is an enormous stellar nursery about 6,200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy's main spiral arms as seen by ESA's Herschel space observatory.

Churning Out Stars

W3 is an enormous stellar nursery about 6,200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy's main spiral arms as seen by ESA's Herschel space observatory.

Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
Instrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver
ID#: PIA16883
Added: 2013-03-29

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Churning Out Stars

W3 is an enormous stellar nursery about 6,200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy's main spiral arms as seen by ESA's Herschel space observatory.

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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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In this image of PSR B1509-58 (about 170,000 light-years from Earth), X-rays from NASA's Chandra in gold are seen along with infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).
In this image of PSR B1509-58 (about 170,000 light-years from Earth), X-rays from NASA's Chandra in gold are seen along with infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Face Illusion in the Cosmic Clouds

In this image of PSR B1509-58 (about 170,000 light-years from Earth), X-rays from NASA's Chandra in gold are seen along with infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Mission: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ID#: PIA18848
Added: 2014-10-22

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Face Illusion in the Cosmic Clouds

In this image of PSR B1509-58 (about 170,000 light-years from Earth), X-rays from NASA's Chandra in gold are seen along with infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

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The artist's concept depicts Kepler-62f, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra.
The artist's concept depicts Kepler-62f, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra.

Kepler-62f, a Small Habitable Zone World (Artist Concept)

The artist's concept depicts Kepler-62f, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra.

Mission: Kepler
ID#: PIA17001
Added: 2013-04-18

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Kepler-62f, a Small Habitable Zone World (Artist Concept)

The artist's concept depicts Kepler-62f, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra.

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Kepler-20f is the closest object to the Earth in terms of size ever discovered. With an orbital period of 20 days and a surface temperature of 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius), it is too hot to host life, as we know it.
Kepler-20f is the closest object to the Earth in terms of size ever discovered. With an orbital period of 20 days and a surface temperature of 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius), it is too hot to host life, as we know it.

Kepler-20f -- An Earth-size World (Artist's Concept)

Kepler-20f is the closest object to the Earth in terms of size ever discovered. With an orbital period of 20 days and a surface temperature of 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius), it is too hot to host life, as we know it.

Target: Kepler-20
Mission: Kepler
ID#: PIA14889
Added: 2011-12-20

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Kepler-20f -- An Earth-size World (Artist's Concept)

Kepler-20f is the closest object to the Earth in terms of size ever discovered. With an orbital period of 20 days and a surface temperature of 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius), it is too hot to host life, as we know it.

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The tip of the 'wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy is dazzling in this new view from NASA's Great Observatories. The SMC, is a small galaxy about 200,000 light-years way that orbits our own Milky Way spiral galaxy.
The tip of the 'wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy is dazzling in this new view from NASA's Great Observatories. The SMC, is a small galaxy about 200,000 light-years way that orbits our own Milky Way spiral galaxy.

Taken Under the 'Wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud

The tip of the 'wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy is dazzling in this new view from NASA's Great Observatories. The SMC, is a small galaxy about 200,000 light-years way that orbits our own Milky Way spiral galaxy.

Mission: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Chandra X-ray Telescope, Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible-Light
ID#: PIA16884
Added: 2013-04-03

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Taken Under the 'Wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud

The tip of the 'wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy is dazzling in this new view from NASA's Great Observatories. The SMC, is a small galaxy about 200,000 light-years way that orbits our own Milky Way spiral galaxy.

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This image composite shows a warped and magnified view of a galaxy discovered by the Herschel Space Observatory, one of five such galaxies uncovered by the infrared telescope. The galaxy, referred to as 'SDP 81' is the yellow dot in the left image.
This image composite shows a warped and magnified view of a galaxy discovered by the Herschel Space Observatory, one of five such galaxies uncovered by the infrared telescope. The galaxy, referred to as 'SDP 81' is the yellow dot in the left image.

Analyzing the Pieces of a Warped Galaxy

This image composite shows a warped and magnified view of a galaxy discovered by the Herschel Space Observatory, one of five such galaxies uncovered by the infrared telescope. The galaxy, referred to as 'SDP 81' is the yellow dot in the left image.

Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
Spacecraft: Herschel Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Telescope
ID#: PIA13571
Added: 2010-11-04

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Analyzing the Pieces of a Warped Galaxy

This image composite shows a warped and magnified view of a galaxy discovered by the Herschel Space Observatory, one of five such galaxies uncovered by the infrared telescope. The galaxy, referred to as 'SDP 81' is the yellow dot in the left image.

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Nicknamed the 'Hand of God,' this object is called a pulsar wind nebula, imaged by NASA's NuSTAR. It's powered by the leftover, dense core of a star that blew up in a supernova explosion.
Nicknamed the 'Hand of God,' this object is called a pulsar wind nebula, imaged by NASA's NuSTAR. It's powered by the leftover, dense core of a star that blew up in a supernova explosion.

High-Energy X-ray View of 'Hand of God'

Nicknamed the 'Hand of God,' this object is called a pulsar wind nebula, imaged by NASA's NuSTAR. It's powered by the leftover, dense core of a star that blew up in a supernova explosion.

Mission: NuSTAR
Instrument: NuSTAR
ID#: PIA17566
Added: 2014-01-09

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High-Energy X-ray View of 'Hand of God'

Nicknamed the 'Hand of God,' this object is called a pulsar wind nebula, imaged by NASA's NuSTAR. It's powered by the leftover, dense core of a star that blew up in a supernova explosion.

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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 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 of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
This image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

NASA's Great Observatories Witness a Galactic Spectacle

This image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA13316
Added: 2010-08-05

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NASA's Great Observatories Witness a Galactic Spectacle

This image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

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The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi, a young, large and hot star located around 370 light-years away, is having a 'shocking' effect on the surrounding dust clouds in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi, a young, large and hot star located around 370 light-years away, is having a 'shocking' effect on the surrounding dust clouds in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Massive Star Makes Waves

The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi, a young, large and hot star located around 370 light-years away, is having a 'shocking' effect on the surrounding dust clouds in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA16604
Added: 2012-12-18

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Massive Star Makes Waves

The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi, a young, large and hot star located around 370 light-years away, is having a 'shocking' effect on the surrounding dust clouds in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Six hundred and fifty light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, a dead star about the size of Earth, is refusing to fade away peacefully. NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have captured the complex structure of the Helix nebula.
Six hundred and fifty light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, a dead star about the size of Earth, is refusing to fade away peacefully. NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have captured the complex structure of the Helix nebula.

The Mark of a Dying Star

Six hundred and fifty light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, a dead star about the size of Earth, is refusing to fade away peacefully. NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have captured the complex structure of the Helix nebula.

Target: Helix Nebula
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Advanced Camera for Surveys, Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Instrument: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA03678
Added: 2006-01-19

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The Mark of a Dying Star

Six hundred and fifty light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, a dead star about the size of Earth, is refusing to fade away peacefully. NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have captured the complex structure of the Helix nebula.

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In this new view of the Andromeda, also known as M31, galaxy from the Herschel space observatory, cool lanes of forming stars are revealed in the finest detail yet.
In this new view of the Andromeda, also known as M31, galaxy from the Herschel space observatory, cool lanes of forming stars are revealed in the finest detail yet.

Cool Andromeda

In this new view of the Andromeda, also known as M31, galaxy from the Herschel space observatory, cool lanes of forming stars are revealed in the finest detail yet.

Target: M31
Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
Instrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver
ID#: PIA16682
Added: 2013-01-28

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Cool Andromeda

In this new view of the Andromeda, also known as M31, galaxy from the Herschel space observatory, cool lanes of forming stars are revealed in the finest detail yet.

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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.

Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.

Target: Helix Nebula
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
ID#: PIA09178
Added: 2007-02-12

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Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.

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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. The outer ring, colored red, is filled with new stars that are igniting and heating up dust that glows with infrared light.
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. The outer ring, colored red, is filled with new stars that are igniting and heating up dust that glows with infrared light.

Ring of Stellar Fire

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. The outer ring, colored red, is filled with new stars that are igniting and heating up dust that glows with infrared light.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA18847
Added: 2014-10-22

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Ring of Stellar Fire

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. The outer ring, colored red, is filled with new stars that are igniting and heating up dust that glows with infrared light.

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In 2014, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, and Swift space telescopes witnessed an X-flare from the supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy called Markarian 335. Artist Concept.
In 2014, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, and Swift space telescopes witnessed an X-flare from the supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy called Markarian 335. Artist Concept.

Shifting Coronas Around Black Holes (Artist Concept)

In 2014, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, and Swift space telescopes witnessed an X-flare from the supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy called Markarian 335. Artist Concept.

Mission: NuSTAR
ID#: PIA20051
Added: 2015-10-27

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Shifting Coronas Around Black Holes (Artist Concept)

In 2014, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, and Swift space telescopes witnessed an X-flare from the supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy called Markarian 335. Artist Concept.

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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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The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.
The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.

The Cosmic Hearth

The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.

Target: Orion
Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Instrument: WISE Telescope
ID#: PIA16684
Added: 2013-02-05

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The Cosmic Hearth

The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.

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This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is of a celestial object called the Ant Nebula and may shed new light on the future demise of our Sun.
This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is of a celestial object called the Ant Nebula and may shed new light on the future demise of our Sun.

Ant Nebula

This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is of a celestial object called the Ant Nebula and may shed new light on the future demise of our Sun.

Target: Ant nebula
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04216
Added: 1999-12-10

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Ant Nebula

This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is of a celestial object called the Ant Nebula and may shed new light on the future demise of our Sun.

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Eerie, dramatic pictures from NASA's Hubble telescope show newborn stars emerging from 'eggs' -- dense, compact pockets of interstellar gas called evaporating gaseous globules or EGGs.
Eerie, dramatic pictures from NASA's Hubble telescope show newborn stars emerging from 'eggs' -- dense, compact pockets of interstellar gas called evaporating gaseous globules or EGGs.

Embryonic Stars Emerge from Interstellar "Eggs"

Eerie, dramatic pictures from NASA's Hubble telescope show newborn stars emerging from 'eggs' -- dense, compact pockets of interstellar gas called evaporating gaseous globules or EGGs.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA12108
Added: 2005-11-02

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Embryonic Stars Emerge from Interstellar "Eggs"

Eerie, dramatic pictures from NASA's Hubble telescope show newborn stars emerging from 'eggs' -- dense, compact pockets of interstellar gas called evaporating gaseous globules or EGGs.

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Kepler-20e is the first planet smaller than the Earth discovered to orbit a star other than the sun. A year on Kepler-20e only lasts 6 days, as it is much closer to its host star than the Earth is to the sun.
Kepler-20e is the first planet smaller than the Earth discovered to orbit a star other than the sun. A year on Kepler-20e only lasts 6 days, as it is much closer to its host star than the Earth is to the sun.

Kepler-20e -- The Smallest Exoplanet (Artist's Concept)

Kepler-20e is the first planet smaller than the Earth discovered to orbit a star other than the sun. A year on Kepler-20e only lasts 6 days, as it is much closer to its host star than the Earth is to the sun.

Target: Kepler-20
Mission: Kepler
ID#: PIA14888
Added: 2011-12-20

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Kepler-20e -- The Smallest Exoplanet (Artist's Concept)

Kepler-20e is the first planet smaller than the Earth discovered to orbit a star other than the sun. A year on Kepler-20e only lasts 6 days, as it is much closer to its host star than the Earth is to the sun.

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This image shows a composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, as viewed by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.
This image shows a composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, as viewed by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Crab Nebula, as Seen by Herschel and Hubble

This image shows a composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, as viewed by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Mission: Herschel Space Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA17563
Added: 2013-12-12

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Crab Nebula, as Seen by Herschel and Hubble

This image shows a composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, as viewed by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.

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This artist's map of the Milky Way shows the location of one of the farthest known exoplanets, lying 13,000 light-years away. Most of the thousands of exoplanets discovered to date are closer to our solar system, as indicated by the pink/orange areas.
This artist's map of the Milky Way shows the location of one of the farthest known exoplanets, lying 13,000 light-years away. Most of the thousands of exoplanets discovered to date are closer to our solar system, as indicated by the pink/orange areas.

Map of Exoplanets Found in Our Galaxy (Artist's Concept)

This artist's map of the Milky Way shows the location of one of the farthest known exoplanets, lying 13,000 light-years away. Most of the thousands of exoplanets discovered to date are closer to our solar system, as indicated by the pink/orange areas.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA19333
Added: 2015-04-14

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Map of Exoplanets Found in Our Galaxy (Artist's Concept)

This artist's map of the Milky Way shows the location of one of the farthest known exoplanets, lying 13,000 light-years away. Most of the thousands of exoplanets discovered to date are closer to our solar system, as indicated by the pink/orange areas.

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