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Galactic Wheel of Life shines in new infrared space image from NASA Spitzer telescope

In this spectacular image released this week, an older galaxy ignites with an outer ring of stellar life. As our pals at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory point out, it really looks like Xena the Warri... read more

Image: Galactic wheel of life shines in infrared

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. The outer ring, colored red in this view, is filled with new stars ... read more

Astronomers Creep Up to the Edge of the Milky Way’s Black Hole

But interstellar gas glows as it swirls into the black hole, marking the dark heart of the galaxy with a single, faint point of infrared light in astronomical images. Astronomers ... of light across t... read more

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Searching for the most habitable galaxies

The two galaxies in this infrared light image taken by ... conditions to host life. The cosmobiological model covers the entire history of all galaxies in our local universe, which is necessary to und... read more

Explainer: what is a neutron star?

the same way that you can spin a free bicycle wheel with the stream from a garden hose. This process has some remarkable side effects. The gas falling onto the neutron star is heated to tens of millio... read more

Image: Star-forming filaments

To the far-infrared eye of Herschel, this region reveals an intricate network of gas filaments and dark bubbles interspersed by bright hotspots where new stars come to life ... region in this image, c... read more

Messier Monday: The Wild Duck Cluster, M11

This week, we’re taking a look at one of the most prominent star clusters in all of the night sky: the Wild Duck Cluster ... the infrared, the cooler, redder stars shine far more brightly, and many mo... read more

Hubble Finds Phantom Objects Near Dead Quasars

Hubble's images show that they are like the remnants of galaxy collisions ... goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded. The glowing structure... read more

Jesus in a galactic tortilla? Cloud of material shed by massive star in new WISE image from NASA

It's hotter, too, and shines with more than one million ... them—atoms such as oxygen that are needed for life as we know it. More about the image, and the astronomy behind it, here at the Wide-field ... read more

Messier Monday: The Eagle Nebula, M16

With the iconic pillars and fairy inside, this star-forming region in our galactic plane just ... with the raw ingredients for life abound with great frequency around practically every one of these ne... read more

Opening up a colorful cosmic jewel box

This image also ... ultraviolet to near-infrared image of an open galactic cluster. It was created from images taken through seven filters, allowing viewers to see details never seen before. It was ta... read more

Get your Sagan on with 60 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier

it’s true beauty shines through. This special image of the cluster Westerlund was released as part of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th year in orbit. A star cluster in the center of the image blends ... read more

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