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Two Different Satellites Take Two Different Pictures of the Same Galaxy  What a difference a wavelength makes: On the left is the M82 Galaxy as seen in the visible light spectrum, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope — and the image we most associate with that galaxy. On the right is an x-ray image of the same galaxy, taken by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Two Different Satellites Take Two Different Pictures of the Same Galaxy

The galaxy Messier 82 is seen here in two different lights. A visible-light view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is at left, and an X-ray view from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is at right.

finding planets with light

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous exoplanet.

Star Formation in a Dwarf Galaxy

Star Formation in a Dwarf Galaxy

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This beautiful image shows a glowing horseshoe-shaped cloud of hot gas against a backdrop of thousands of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy. Observations with Chandra (X-ray/blue) and Hubble (optical/pink & purple) were used to make this composite image of N132D, a supernova remnant that was produced by the explosion of a massive star.

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory NASA Space Observatories Glimpse Faint Afterglow of Nearby Stellar Explosion

Black Hole-Powered Jets Plow Into Galaxy

Dwarf Galaxy, Galaxy Cluster Abell 1795

This composite image of a galaxy illustrates how the intense gravity of a supermassive black hole can be tapped to generate immense power. The image contains X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), optical light obtained with the.

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This is a Digitized Sky Survey image of the oldest star with a well-determined age in our galaxy. The aging star, cataloged as HD lies light-years away. The Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) UK Schmidt telescope photographed the star in blue light.

Astronomers are probing back in time to look for the oldest stars, says expert on early universe.

Crab Nebula Chemicals This image shows a composite view of the Crab Nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Galaxy, as viewed by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

"The UFO Galaxy" (NGC 2683) [3500x1813]

NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship.

Hubble Images a Dusty Galaxy, Home to an Exploding Star | The galaxy pictured here is NGC 4424, located in the constellation of Virgo. It is not visible with the naked eye but has been captured here with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble Images a Dusty Galaxy, Home to an Exploding Star The galaxy pictured here is NGC located in the constellation of Virgo. It is not visible with the naked eye but has been captured here with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

A tight smudge of bluish stars on a black, starry background

Hubble's True Blue Compact Dwarf

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a galaxy known as UGC It is a galaxy type known as an irregular blue compact dwarf (BCD) galaxy.

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