NASA to the Extreme II – Image Captures

In 1993, NASA launched an infrared space observatory, the Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), formerly named the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF). The SST is the fourth and final of the NASA Great Observatories program.

NASA came through once again with spectacular images from deep space.

The beauty of the various images both Hubble and Spitzer have captured are magnified by the distance and space between our Earth and their locale.

Below are a sampling of Spitzer’s captures.

Chaos at the Heart of Orion – NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI

 Maffei 2 The Hidden Galaxy – NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

Stellar Snowflake Cluster – NASA/JPL-Caltech/CfA

Constellation Scorpius – NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

The Infrared Helix -NASA / JPL-Caltech /Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

Supernova Remnant – NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

What more can be said than NASA and Spitzer have provided eye candy to those who appreciate the vastness, wonder and mysteries of space.

For an earlier blog post containing more space images from NASA visit: NASA to the Extreme.

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NASA Hubble & Spitzer – Space Images

During sunrise and sunset there are marvelous visual images as flowing, willowy clouds change formations and take on colors of a wide spectrum.

As fabulous as these images are they do not really compare to the captures by NASA, the Hubble Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope from faraway galaxies, nebulas, and supernovas.

The shear spectacle offered in the deepest reaches of space are, simply stated, incrediby grand in the overall scheme of life and living.

Following are several images courtesy of NASA, Hubble and Spitzer, as well as to Main Street USA, who, after all, fund the missions into space.

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