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Press Room - Image Gallery: optical

red nugget galaxies
September 13, 2013"Red Nugget" Galaxies Were Hiding in Plain Sightred nugget galaxies
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PS1-12sk
March 07, 2013Pan-STARRS Finds a "Lost" SupernovaPS1-12sk
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PS1-12sk
March 07, 2013Pan-STARRS Finds a "Lost" SupernovaPS1-12sk
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Centaurus A
October 22, 2012Split-Personality Elliptical Galaxy Holds a Hidden SpiralCentaurus A
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M87
September 27, 2012Peering to the Edge of a Black HoleM87
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Phoenix Cluster
August 15, 2012Phoenix Cluster Sets Record Pace at Forming StarsPhoenix Cluster
x-ray / optical / ultraviolet 
SDSS-III galaxies
August 08, 2012Astronomers Release the Largest Ever Three-Dimensional Map of the SkySDSS-III galaxies
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CID-42
June 04, 2012Giant Black Hole Kicked Out of Home GalaxyCID-42
Composite X-ray and Optical Image 
Tycho supernova remnant
May 07, 2012One Supernova Type, Two Different SourcesTycho supernova remnant
Composite X-ray and Optical Image 
M101
March 20, 2012Explosive Stars with Good Table MannersM101
ultraviolet / optical 
ESO 243-49
February 15, 2012Black Hole Came from a Shredded GalaxyESO 243-49
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Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)
November 30, 2011New Exhibition, Website Guide Visitors through the Evolving UniverseWhirlpool Galaxy (M51)
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Cygnus X-1
November 18, 2011NASA's Chandra Adds to Black Hole Birth AnnouncementCygnus X-1
optical / art 
SN 1987A
June 08, 2011New Supernova Remnant Lights UpSN 1987A
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binary star system J0923+3028
November 16, 2010Astronomers Discover Merging Star Systems that Might Explodebinary star system J0923+3028
optical / illustration 
M100 galaxy
November 15, 2010NASA's Chandra Finds Youngest Nearby Black HoleM100 galaxy
x-ray / optical / infrared 
galaxy cluster
October 13, 2010Ghosts of the Future: First Giant Structures of the Universegalaxy cluster
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galaxy cluster
October 13, 2010Ghosts of the Future: First Giant Structures of the Universegalaxy cluster
Composite Infrared and Optical Image 
HE 0437-5439
July 22, 2010Hyperfast Star Was Booted From Milky WayHE 0437-5439
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M101
July 12, 2010Origin of Key Cosmic Explosions Still a MysteryM101
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Andromeda Galaxy
May 25, 2010Nearby Black Hole is Feeble and UnpredictableAndromeda Galaxy
Composite X-ray and Optical Image 
light echoes from Cassiopeia A
March 31, 2010Astronomers See Historical Supernova From a New Anglelight echoes from Cassiopeia A
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supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219
July 23, 2009NASA Celebrates Chandra X-ray Observatory's 10th Anniversarysupernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219
Composite X-ray and Optical Image 
GRB 090423
April 28, 2009Farthest Known Object: New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance RecordGRB 090423
ultraviolet / optical / x-ray 
Abell 85
December 17, 2008Dark Energy Found Stifling Growth in UniverseAbell 85
x-ray / optical / illustration 
asteroid 2008 TC3
October 06, 2008Boulder-sized Asteroid Will Burn Up in Earth's Atmosphere Tonightasteroid 2008 TC3
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W5 star forming region
August 22, 2008Spitzer Reveals Stellar "Family Tree"W5 star forming region
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W5 star forming region
August 22, 2008Spitzer Reveals Stellar "Family Tree"W5 star forming region
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GOOD 850-5
December 18, 2007New View of Distant Galaxy Reveals Furious Star FormationGOOD 850-5
optical (left) and infrared (right) 
Comet 17P/Holmes
November 26, 2007A Last Look at Comet HolmesComet 17P/Holmes
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Comet 17P/Holmes
October 26, 2007Old Comet Still Kicks Up Its Heels!Comet 17P/Holmes
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Comet 17P/Holmes
October 26, 2007Old Comet Still Kicks Up Its Heels!Comet 17P/Holmes
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Comet 17P/Holmes
October 26, 2007Old Comet Still Kicks Up Its Heels!Comet 17P/Holmes
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Comet 17P/Holmes
October 26, 2007Old Comet Still Kicks Up Its Heels!Comet 17P/Holmes
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Comet 17P/Holmes
October 26, 2007Old Comet Still Kicks Up Its Heels!Comet 17P/Holmes
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Comet 17P/Holmes
October 26, 2007Old Comet Still Kicks Up Its Heels!Comet 17P/Holmes
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Comet 17P/Holmes
October 26, 2007Old Comet Still Kicks Up Its Heels!Comet 17P/Holmes
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Comet 17P/Holmes
October 26, 2007Old Comet Still Kicks Up Its Heels!Comet 17P/Holmes
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Comet 17P/Holmes
October 25, 2007Mystery Comet Explodes into BrightnessComet 17P/Holmes
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Large Magellanic Cloud
September 17, 2007The Magellanic Clouds Are First-Time VisitorsLarge Magellanic Cloud
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Galaxy
August 09, 2007Astronomers Spot Brightest Galaxies in the Distant UniverseGalaxy
submillimeter / optical 
Galaxy
August 09, 2007Astronomers Spot Brightest Galaxies in the Distant UniverseGalaxy
submillimeter / optical 
Galaxy
August 09, 2007Astronomers Spot Brightest Galaxies in the Distant UniverseGalaxy
submillimeter / optical 
NGC 4051 galaxy
April 20, 2007Black Holes May Fill the Universe with Seeds of LifeNGC 4051 galaxy
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SDSS J091709.55+463821.8 (white dwarf)
April 17, 2007Cosmic Weight Loss: The Lowest Mass White DwarfSDSS J091709.55+463821.8 (white dwarf)
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SN 1987A
February 22, 200720 Years of Surprises from Supernova 1987ASN 1987A
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Large Magellanic Cloud
January 09, 2007Magellanic Clouds May Be Just Passing ThroughLarge Magellanic Cloud
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Orion Nebula
August 14, 2006NASA's Spitzer Reveals New Wonders in the Familiar Orion NebulaOrion Nebula
Composite Infrared and Optical Image 
Triangulum galaxy (M33)
June 14, 2006Milky Way's Sister Galaxy Shines in New PortraitTriangulum galaxy (M33)
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M15 with double neutron star system, M15C
January 31, 2006Neutron Star Swaps Lead to Short Gamma-Ray BurstsM15 with double neutron star system, M15C
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Galactic globular cluster M15
January 31, 2006Neutron Star Swaps Lead to Short Gamma-Ray BurstsGalactic globular cluster M15
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SDSS J091759.5+672238
January 26, 2006Two Exiled Stars Are Leaving Our Galaxy ForeverSDSS J091759.5+672238
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SDSS J091301.0+305120
January 26, 2006Two Exiled Stars Are Leaving Our Galaxy ForeverSDSS J091301.0+305120
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spiral galaxy NGC 3079
January 12, 2006New Maser Measurements Trace Detail in Active Galactic Corespiral galaxy NGC 3079
Composite X-ray and Optical Image 
Helix Nebula
January 09, 2006Spitzer Puts a New Spin on the Helix NebulaHelix Nebula
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Polaris Companion Star
January 09, 2006There's More to the North Star Than Meets the EyePolaris Companion Star
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NGC 2264 (Christmas Tree Cluster)
December 22, 2005A Holiday Gift from Space: Spitzer Photographs Christmas Tree ClusterNGC 2264 (Christmas Tree Cluster)
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Einstein
November 17, 2005Einstein's Rings in SpaceEinstein's rings
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NGC 1333
November 15, 2005Spitzer Harvests Dozens of New StarsNGC 1333
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L1014 cosmic cloud
October 04, 2005It Takes Three Smithsonian Observatories To Decipher One Mystery ObjectL1014 cosmic cloud
infrared / optical / submillimeter 
protoplanetary disks
June 14, 2005SMA Confirms Proto-Planetary Systems are Common in the Galaxyprotoplanetary disks
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protoplanetary disks
June 14, 2005SMA Confirms Proto-Planetary Systems are Common in the Galaxyprotoplanetary disks
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supernova 1987A
June 06, 2005Exploding Star Left No Visible Coresupernova 1987A
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supernova 1987A
June 06, 2005Exploding Star Left No Visible Coresupernova 1987A
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spiral galaxy M33
March 03, 2005Astronomers Measure Slowest Motion Across The Skyspiral galaxy M33
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stellar outcast
February 08, 2005First Stellar Outcast Discovered by Astronomersstellar outcast
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