The Spider Nebula Sig16-008_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Apr 14, 2016

The spider part of "The Spider and the Fly" nebulae, IC 417 abounds in star formation, as seen in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS).

Volcanic Activity on Super Earth 55 Cancri e Sig15-007_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Tue, May 05, 2015

This artists impression of super-Earth 55 Cancri e shows a hot partially-molten surface of the planet before and after possible volcanic activity on the day side.

Galactic Gathering Gives Sparkling Light Display Sig14-030_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Fri, Dec 12, 2014

At this time of year, holiday parties often include festive lights. When galaxies get together, they also may be surrounded by a spectacular light show.

Loops of Gas and Dust Rise from Planetary Disks Sig14-005_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Mar 06, 2014

Magnetic loops carry gas and dust above disks of planet-forming material circling stars, as shown in this artist's conception.

Two Galaxies Masquerading as One Sig13-017a_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Nov 14, 2013

What might look like a colossal jet shooting away from a galaxy turns out to be an illusion. New data from the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), combined with an infrared view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, reveals two galaxies, one lying behind the other, that had been masquerading as one.

Seeing Beyond the 'Monkey Head' Sig15-012_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Scores of baby stars shrouded by dust are revealed in this infrared image of the star-forming region NGC 2174, as seen by NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope. Some of the clouds in the region resemble the face of a monkey in visible-light images, hence the nebula's nickname: the "Monkey Head."

Finding 'Yellowballs' in our Milky Way Sig15-02_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Volunteers using the web-based Milky Way Project brought star-forming features nicknamed "yellowballs" to the attention of researchers, who later showed that they are a phase of massive star formation.

Supernova Seen In Two Lights Sig14-022_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Aug 21, 2014

The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray light, as seen in this image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.

The Shocking Behavior of a Speedy Star Sig14-003_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Feb 20, 2014

The antics of a speeding star are on display in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

The Tortured Clouds of Eta Carinae Ssc2013-07b_tn Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Aug 22, 2013

Massive stars can wreak havoc on their surroundings, as can be seen in this new view of the Carina nebula from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.