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...

Bumblebees and the Bubbles of Scutum

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Wisconsin A bumblebee hums around the part of the night-time sky dominated by the constellation Scutum in this infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Explore the bubbles in this image. What shapes or stories do you see?...

Warm Eyes

NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team Wisps of warm dust in Barnard 3 wrap around creating an eye or bubble in space in this image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Explore the brush-like strokes of gas and dust in this image. What stories or shapes...

Ripples in an Explosion of Light

ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI Waves of gas and dust ripple through this image of the Large Magellanic Cloud from the Herschel and Spitzer space telescopes. Explore the curls of dust and waves of gas creating an explosion of light in this image. What shapes or stories do...

Winged Heat

Credit: ESA Herschel Wings flank the center of Centaurus A in this far-infrared image of the elliptical galaxy from the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory and the XMM-Newton X-ray satellite. Explore the reds, greens and blues of this giant...