Spitzer Space telescope. By: Daryien Golden Emily Linden. The Spitzer. Named in honor of Lyman Spitzer Infrared telescope It studies infrared light It is a basic reflecting telescope Used to get a clearer view of the wavelengths of infrared light that can be studied from earth
By: Daryien Golden
A so-called planetary nebula -- located around 700 light-years from Earth. A planetary nebula is the remnants of the death of a red giant star -- all that remains is a white dwarf star in the core, clouded dust.
Staring deep into the Messier 78 star-forming nebula, Spitzer sees the infrared glow of baby stars blasting cavities into the cool nebulous gas and dust.
The green-glowing infrared ring is caused by tiny dust grains called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons -- the bubble is being shaped by the powerful stellar winds emanating from the central massive O-type star.
(Polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons-are composed of more than one aromatic ring made of pentalene)
This supernova is imaged by Spitzer (in infrared wavelengths) and Chandra (X-rays). The supernova's powerful shockwave is visible as the outer blue shell, emitting X-rays
Over 2,200 baby stars can be seen inside the bustling star-forming region RCW 49.
The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi is blasting powerful stellar winds into space, creating an impressive shock wave in the middle