The core of our galaxy, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust.  This image spans approximately 1000 light years by 1600 light years.  The galactic core is 26000 light years away.

The core of our galaxy, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust. This image spans approximately 1000 light years by 1600 light years. The galactic core is 26000 light years away.

NGC 1579: Trifid of the North   Image Credit : Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona

NGC 1579: Trifid of the North Image Credit : Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona

A Newly Confirmed #Planet and 42 Additional Planet Candidates

A Newly Confirmed #Planet and 42 Additional Planet Candidates

This image of Jupiter was taken by amateur astronomer Damian Peach on Sept. 12, 2010.

Stargazing on Christmas: Jupiter and the moon

This image of Jupiter was taken by amateur astronomer Damian Peach on Sept. 12, 2010.

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