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The Hidden Universe of the Spitzer Space Telescope

This video series showcases some of the most exciting discoveries in infrared astronomy from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Looking beyond the visible spectrum of light, Spitzer can see a whole new universe of dust and stars hidden from our Earth-bound eyes.

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The Wise Sky
On the morning of December 14th, NASA launched its latest infrared telescope, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.
(Running Time: 2:48)
March 19, 2010
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The Many Views of the Milky Way
In May of 2009, the European Space Agency launched the Herschel Space Observatory, a new eye on the infrared universe.
(Running Time: 2:49)
February 05, 2010
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The One Ring of Saturn
Astronomers have found One Ring to rule them all, not in the land of Mordor, but around Saturn, the Lord of the Rings of the solar system.
(Running Time: 5:21)
November 25, 2009
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Showcase: Cooking Up Cometary Crystals
The fading light of a flaring young star has shed light on a puzzle involving crystals and comets...
(Running Time: 5:18)
September 03, 2009
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Gallery Explorer: Orion Nebula
Explore the dusty secrets of the Orion Nebula through Spitzer's infrared vision.
(Running Time: 2:17)
June 18, 2009
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Showcase: A Galaxy of a Different Color
To commemorate this International Year of Astronomy, three of NASA's flagship observatories have put a new spin on how we see the Pinwheel Galaxy!
(Running Time: 6:22)
April 08, 2009
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Gallery Explorer: The Omega Nebula
The Omega Nebula, or M17, is a star-forming region in the constellation of Sagittarius and is about 6,000 light years away.
(Running Time: 1:48)
February 02, 2009
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Showcase: The W5 Stellar Blast Furnace
It's a chaotic region, sculpted by the glare of one generation of massive stars that's giving rise to the next.
(Running Time: 6:07)
December 26, 2008
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Showcase: The Milky Way Big Picture
Two and a half billion infrared pixels are exposing our own Galaxy in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope!
(Running Time: 5:25)
October 30, 2008
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Gallery Explorer: Snowflake Cluster
A group of baby stars form a "stellar snowflake" in Spitzer's observations of a dusty region near the Cone Nebula.
(Running Time: 1:56)
August 12, 2008

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Showcase: Echoes of a Supernova
A supernova flash echoing through surrounding dust clouds has given astronomers a virtual time machine for studying the light from the explosion that nobody saw.
(Running Time: 5:12)
June 13, 2008
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Gallery Explorer: Protostellar Jets
Giant jets from baby stars blow colorful bubbles in interstellar space. Spitzer's infrared view reveals these structures in colorful ways never seen before.
(Running Time: 2:10)
April 15, 2008
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Promo: IRrelevant Astronomy
IRrelevant Astronomy takes a lighthearted, comedic look at the infrared Universe. Enjoy this peek at the Spitzer Space Telescope's newest video podcast series.
(Running Time: 0:37)
April 4, 2008

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Gallery Explorer: Rho Ophiuchi Cloud
One of the most striking nearby star-forming regions is the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud. New images from Spitzer reveal its infrared wonders.
(Running Time: 2:32)
February 13, 2008

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Showcase: The X-Planets
These two extreme planets have set the records for the hottest and windiest known worlds anywhere.
(Running Time: 6:09)
December 22, 2007

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Gallery Explorer: Galaxies
Galaxies take on striking new colors and structures when viewed by the infrared eye of the Spitzer Space Telescope.
(Running Time: 1:53)
November 30, 2007
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Showcase: Trilogy of Terror
For Halloween, a trilogy of spooky star-forming regions tell a haunting tale of the lives and deaths of stars.
(Running Time: 5:24)
October 30, 2007
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Showcase: Mira, A Real Shooting Star
The star Mira has kept a stunning secret that scientists have only just discovered in the glow of ultraviolet light.
(Running Time: 5:03)
October 2, 2007
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Gallery Explorer: Helix Nebula
The eerie Helix nebula, created from the outer layers of a dying star once like our own, reveals secrets to the Spitzer Space Telescope.
(Running Time: 1:56)
September 5, 2007

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Gallery Explorer: Eta Carinae
The beautiful Carina nebula, stretching 200 light years across space, has been shredded by ultraviolet radiation and winds from a behemoth of a star.
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July 20, 2007

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Special: M51 & Gizmo
What makes the Earth livable? In this animated cartoon, innocent alien M51 moves the Earth into a closer orbit around the sun, and learns an important lesson about life in the Universe.
(Running Time: 4:15)
June 28, 2007

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Gallery Explorer: Galactic Center
The fantastic structures at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, hidden from us in visible light, are revealed through infrared imagery.
(Running Time: 2:11)
May 30, 2007

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Showcase: Andromeda, Beauty and the Beast
In Greek Mythology, the Princess Andromeda was sacrificed to appease a sea monster's appetite. But astronomers are learning that the Andromeda Galaxy is less the spiral beauty and more the voracious beast.
(Running Time: 5:06)
May 14, 2007
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Gallery Explorer: Large Magellanic Cloud
The Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy that orbits the Milky Way, is revealed in exquisite detail in this video from the Spitzer Space Telescope.
(Running Time: 2:05)
May 2, 2007

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Pillars of Destruction
They're known as the Pillars of Creation, but according to recent Spitzer observations these ghostly apparitions have already met their own destruction!
(Running Time: 4:19)
January 30, 2007
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Seeing the First Light
Astronomers peering deeply into the cosmos think they have found something remarkable... the light from the first objects to form after the universe was born!
(Running Time: 5:21)
December 18, 2006
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Night and Day on an Alien World
It's as clear as day and night... but on an exotic alien world! Astronomers have for the first time measured the temperatures varying across the surface of a planet beyond our solar system.
(Running Time: 4:42)
October 12, 2006
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A Stellar Census of the Sword of Orion
New images of the Orion Nebula show thousands of nascent solar systems.
(Running Time: 4:22)
August 14, 2006
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Exposing the Exploding Cigar Galaxy
M82 has been called an exploding galaxy, and three of NASA's Great Observatories have teamed up to show it like it's never been seen before.
(Running Time: 3:57)
June 16, 2006
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Planetary Life After Death
Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, astronomers have found that a whole new solar system may be forming in the wake of a star's violent death.
(Running Time: 2:49)
May 2, 2006
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