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The Many Views of the Milky Way (Gallery Explorer)

In May of 2009, the European Space Agency successfully launched the Herschel Space Observatory, a new eye for the infrared universe. Its 3.5 meter mirror lets us see into the far infrared spectrum with unprecedented clarity.

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Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is an alien world just two-thirds th...

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The Wise Sky (Gallery Explorer)

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