Butterfly of Combined Light

X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Mich./S.Oey, IR: NASA/JPL, Optical: ESO/WFI/2.2-m When NASA combines images from different telescopes they create amazing works of art and we learn a few things. Explore this butterfly of combined light, known as NGC 1929, from NASA’s Spitzer...

Colossal Fireworks

X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G.Cassam-Chenaï, J.Hughes et al.; Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Maddalena & Cornwell; Optical: Middlebury College/F.Winkler, NOAO/AURA/NSF/CTIO Schmidt & DSS An expanding translucent bubble is all that remains of a star in this...

Kicking in the Void

NASA, ESA, CFHT, CXO, M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis), and A. Mahdavi (San Francisco State University) A translucent leg kicks out at an orange ball in this combined image of merging galaxy cluster Abell 520 from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra...

A Bubble of Many Colors

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Steward/O.Krause et al.   Supernova remnant Cassiopeia A glows with many colors in this composite image from NASA’s Great Observatories. Zoom into the jumbled strands of colors....

A Look at the Center

Credit: NASA/CXC/MIT/F.K. Baganoff et al./h6> A supermassive black hole and other mysteries lie in the center of our galaxy in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Explore the mysterious filaments, supernova remnants and loops of gas in this image....