Stellar Factory

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA Standing and flying birds hide in a jungle of eyes in a star-making factory known as Cygnus X in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Zoom into the intricate bubbles, folds and layers of dust in this...

Growing, glowing spider

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.; Infrared: NASA/JPL/PSU/L.Townsley et al. A glowing spider is grows inside this massive star-forming region known as the Tarantula Nebula. Explore the spider outlines in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray...

Turtle and the Bird

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/H. Inami (SSC/Caltech) Merging galaxies form the shapes of a turtle and bird in this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the image of these interacting galaxies known as II Zw 096. What stories or pictures do you see?...

New face of a supernova

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/B. Williams (NCSU) The outline of a face show the remains of the oldest documented supernova in this infrared image of RCW 86 from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Explore the dusty glowing...

Starry Garden of Petals and Waves

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/L. Allen (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) and the IRAC GTO Team A starry garden full of dusty petals and waves of gas fill this image of the Coronet Cluster from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Explore the star-forming clouds of the Coronet...