This montage displays an image released from each year of operation of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Now celebrating it's 12th anniversary, Spitzer was first launched into space on August 25, 2003, from Cape Canaveral, Florida and is still going strong.
August 20th, 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."
August 19th, 2015
Images from telescopes around the world and in space are now at your finger tips. AstroPix is a new way to explore and share the universe.