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Why Do Some Galactic Unions Lead to Doom?

This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 7752 (larger) and NGC 7753 (smaller), also collectively called Arp86. In these images, different colors correspond to different wavelengths of infrared light. Blue and green are wavelengths both strongly ...

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The Art of Exoplanets

Click for a full size image TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup This artist’s concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the planets’ diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The system has been ...

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Enterprise Nebulae Seen by Spitzer

These nebulae seen by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, at left, may resemble two versions of the starship Enterprise from “Star Trek,” overlaid at right. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Click for a full size image ‘Enterprise’ Nebulae Seen by Spitzer Just in time ...

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Large Magellanic Cloud

This vibrant image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy. The infrared image, a mosaic of 300,000 individual tiles, offers astronomers a unique chance to study the lifecycle ...

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