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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Spitzer Space Telescope’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Cosmic dust clouds ripple across this infrared portrait of our Milky Way's satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. In fact, the remarkable composite image from the Herschel Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope show that dust clouds fill this neighboring dwarf galaxy, much like dust along the plane of the Milky Way itself. The dust temperatures tend to trace star forming activity.         Infrared Portrait of the Large Magellanic ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The image highlights a part of W5 spanning about 2,000 light years that is rich in star forming pillars. W5 lies about 6,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia.     W5: Pillars of Star Formation  Image Credit & Copyright: Lori Allen, Xavier Koenig (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al., JPL-Caltech, NASA Explanation: How do stars form? A study of star forming region W5 by the sun-orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope provides clear clues by ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day   The North America Nebula in Infrared Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, L. Rebull (SSC, Caltech);  DSS, D. De Martin Explanation: The North America Nebula can do what most North Americans cannot -- form stars. Precisely where in the nebula these stars are forming has been mostly obscured by some of the nebula's thick dust that is opaque to visible light. However, a new view of theNorth America Nebula ... Full Story

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