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Infrared shows us the Horsehead Nebula as never seen before

The famous Horsehead Nebula has been literally seen in an entirely different light, as NASA's Spitzer captures it in infrared.

By December 21, 2014

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NASA rocket experiment redefines how we think of galaxies

Scientists have discovered that the universe contains twice as much infrared light than previously thought, helping us better understand the construction of space.

By November 6, 2014

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Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.

By September 24, 2014

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Peek-a-boo! Astronomers spot 'T-Rex' of galaxies

By using the world's preeminent telescopes, astronomers peer behind a curtain of dust to find a giant star-making factory known as "Sparky."

By September 2, 2014

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Cosmic effort provides best view yet of distant colliding galaxies

Behold the best look yet at a massive intergalactic train wreck in progress. It's also a glimpse at what the universe looked like when it was only half its current age.

By August 26, 2014

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NASA's dazzling photo of a star factory in a serpent

NASA image of the Serpens Cloud Core turns invisible light into a beautiful portrait of a place where stars, like ours, are born.

By May 30, 2014

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Fly by all known exoplanets in 60 seconds

For centuries, distant planets were the stuff of sci-fi, but in recent years, science has begun to confirm their existence. Take a quick tour of the more than 1,700 (so far) known exoplanets in the visible universe.

By May 6, 2014

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Tour the Milky Way in 20 billion pixels

NASA has launched an interactive map of the Milky Way galaxy, constructed over the course of 10 years from more than 2 million infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

By March 21, 2014

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GLaDOS from Portal explains nuclear fusion for NASA

Ellen McLain, voice of GLaDOS in the popular game Portal, once again enters the voice-modulated fray -- this time in an educational video for NASA.

By February 28, 2014

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Spitzer telescope brings 'infrared wonders' home

To celebrate the previous 1,000 days of the NASA Spitzer space telescope, astronomers release their top 10 most dramatic images captured by the infrared camera on board.

By April 19, 2012