Space Observatories

Featured Images

Space-based infrared view of the Rosette Nebula
Ruffled Rose Friday, February 28, 2014
The Planck space telescope and its view of the cosmic microwave background
Going Dark Thursday, October 24, 2013
Artist's concept of Spitzer Space Telescope
Heat Seeker Friday, August 23, 2013
Visible- and infrared-light views of Orion
Double Vision Friday, January 25, 2013
Combined optical and X-ray view of two possible black holes in the galaxy IC 342
On the Job Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Infrared image of the Carina Nebula from space-based Herschel Observatory
Busy Nursery Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Newborn stars in the Orion Nebula
Bright Babies Thursday, March 1, 2012
Atlantis lands on July 21, 2011, ending the space shuttle program
That's All, Folks! Friday, July 22, 2011
NGC 3758, a system of two merging galaxies
Double Trouble Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Milky Way galaxy and the afterglow of the Big Bang make up this all-sky imag
A Little of Everything Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Dust Storm Friday, April 2, 2010
First Snapshot Thursday, January 7, 2010
Gamma-Ray Sky Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Cool Galaxy Monday, October 5, 2009
Planet Hunter Monday, March 2, 2009
First Look Thursday, August 28, 2008
Reversed Polarity Friday, June 13, 2008
Snack Time Sunday, December 17, 2006

Radio Programs

Gaia II Mapping a billion stars Friday, October 4, 2013
Infrared Astronomy Casting eyes on the cold sky Thursday, August 22, 2013
On Station II Brilliant targets for the space station Tuesday, June 25, 2013
GALEX Keeping an eye on the galactic action Sunday, April 28, 2013
IRAS Opening fresh eyes on the universe Friday, January 25, 2013
More Fomalhaut Cometary chaos around a young star Tuesday, September 18, 2012
EUVE Opening a new “window” on the universe Thursday, June 7, 2012
NuSTAR Dead stars tell some important tales Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Explorer 11 A first glimpse of the universe Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Last Ride Shuttling a big magnet into space Monday, April 18, 2011
Compton Observatory One of the great ones Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Taking Inventory Taking inventory of the solar system Saturday, March 26, 2011
WISE II Keeping a WISE observatory cool Friday, October 29, 2010
WISE "Wising up" to new discoveries Thursday, October 28, 2010
Moon and Regulus Taking the measure of a neighbor Sunday, October 3, 2010
Moon in the Middle Messing with the night sky Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Herschel Clearing out the dust Thursday, April 9, 2009
L2 Getting away without losing touch Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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