Section of the Galactic plane measured with the Spitzer Space Telescope

Section of the Galactic plane measured with the Spitzer Space Telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Churchwell (University of Wisconsin).

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) ~ A massive spiral 2.5 million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Andromeda's population of bright young blue stars lie along its sweeping spiral arms. (Spitzer Space Telescope)  To learn more about galaxies, check out #Astronomy Is Awesome - http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/whats-the-closest-galaxy-to-us/

The Infrared Visible Andromeda Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope Mayall Telescope (KPNO, NOAO), Digitized Sky Survey, Spitzer Space Telescope: Robert Gendler

This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. Massive stars light up the Orion nebula, the bright region near the centre of the image. To the north of the nebula is a dark filamentary cloud of cold dust and gas over five light years long, containing ruby red protostars that jewel the hilt of Orion's sword

In pictures: Lonely planets, charred Soyuz and Martian tracks

Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. Massive stars light up the Orion nebula, the bright region near the center of the image.

The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared One of the largest galaxies in the nearby Virgo Cluster of Galaxies. The dark band of dust that obscures the mid-section of the Sombrero Galaxy in optical light actually glows brightly in infrared light. The above image, digitally sharpened, shows the infrared glow, recently recorded by the orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope

Sombrero Galaxy is one of the largest in nearby Virgo cluster of galaxies. A dark band of dust obscures the mid-section in optical light but glows brightly in infra-red light; as recorded by the orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope.

heckyeahgalaxies:    The core of our galaxy, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust.  This image spans approximately 1000 light years by 1600 light years.  The galactic core is 26000 light years away.

THE CORE OF OUR GALAXY, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust. This image spans approximately 1000 light

NASA. The Mountains of Creation nebula (W5) from the Spitzer space telescope. The image, dubbed the Mountains of Creation by astronomers, reveals hotbeds of star formation similar to the iconic Pillars of Creation within the Eagle Nebula, photographed in 1995 by the Hubble Space Telescope.

/ nasa / mountains of creation / nebula from the spitzer space telescope / hotbeds of star formation /

"Twilight and murk are two things that love me."   - Velimir Khlebnikov, from Collected Works of Velimir Khlebnikov, Volume II: Prose, Plays & Supersagas; “The I-Singer of Universong”

This nebula, which is in the constellation of Scutum, has no common name since it is hidden behind dust clouds. It takes an infrared telescope like NASA's Spitzer to see through this dark veil and reveal this spectacular hidden nebula.

This wide, detailed Spitzer Space Telescope view features infrared light from dust (red) and old stars (blue) in Andromeda, a massive spiral galaxy a mere 2.5 million light-years away.

BIG image of Andromeda. This wide, detailed Spitzer Space Telescope view features infrared light from dust (red) and old stars (blue) in Andromeda, a massive spiral galaxy a mere million light-years away.

NGC 3627: Revealing Hidden Black Holes    The spiral galaxy NGC 3627 is located about 30 million light years from Earth. This composite image includes X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope (red), and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Telescope (yellow). The inset shows the central region, which contains a bright X-ray source that is likely powered by material falling onto a supermassive black…

NGC Revealing Hidden Black Holes The spiral galaxy NGC 3627 is located…

A nebula known as "the Spider" glows fluorescent green in an infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope | Toward the right of center, against the black background of space, you can see a bright group of stars called "Stock 8." The light from this cluster carves out a bowl in the nearby dust clouds, seen in the image as green fluff. Along the sinuous tail in the center, and to the left, the groupings of red point sources clumped in the green are also young stars.

A nebula known as "the Spider" glows fluorescent green in an infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

The Giant Star "Zeta Ophiuchi" & A Veil Of Space Dust - Spitzer Space Telescope

The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi and a veil of space dust.A single image from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech Reminds me of the aurora borealis

Eyes to the Skies | astronomicalwonders:  The Spider and the Fly - IC...

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope floats million miles from earth as it silently observes our universe. In this image we see the nebula IC located in the constellation Auriga, about light-years away. Star formation is occurring rapidly in thi

Twelve Years of Spitzer Images  This montage displays an image released from each year of operation of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Now celebrating it's 12th anniversary, Spitzer was first launched into space on August 25, 2003, from Cape Canaveral, Florida and is still going strong.  Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech

Twelve Years of Spitzer Images This montage displays an image released from each year of operation of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Colossal Mystery Object Observed at Milky Way Center --"A Failed Star or Unknown Planet?" 11/10/17 Astronomers have used the light-warping effects of gravity to spot a massive object OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb using NASA’s infrared Spitzer Space Telescope

Colossal Mystery Object Observed at Milky Way Center --"A Failed Star or Unknown Planet?" 11/10/17 Astronomers have used the light-warping effects of gravity to spot a massive object OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb using NASA’s infrared Spitzer Space Telescope

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