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Witness our universe in a whole new way! This video series (in 720p High Definition for Apple TV and hi-res monitors) highlights some of the most exciting discoveries from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. In-depth 'Showcase' features, striking 'Gallery Explorer' montages, and other whimsical specials take you beyond the visible to a universe of dust and stars hidden from Earth-bound eyes. Spitzer is the infrared component of the NASA Great Observatory program which also includes Hubble (visible), Chandra (x-ray), and Compton (gamma ray). For faster, iPod-compatible downloads search for the companion 'Hidden Universe' standard definition feed, also available on iTunes.

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Witness our universe in a whole new way! This video series (in 720p High Definition for Apple TV and hi-res monitors) highlights some of the most exciting discoveries from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. In-depth 'Showcase' features, striking 'Gallery Explorer' montages, and other whimsical specials take you beyond the visible to a universe of dust and stars hidden from Earth-bound eyes. Spitzer is the infrared component of the NASA Great Observatory program which also includes Hubble (visible), Chandra (x-ray), and Compton (gamma ray). For faster, iPod-compatible downloads search for the companion 'Hidden Universe' standard definition feed, also available on iTunes.

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what a great podcast. please make more.

By Saj in ny - Jun 26 2015
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I really miss these podcasts. They were insightful and funny. Please bring them back.

Very informative

By Big Ben Kid - May 02 2011
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Beautiful HD pics! And very good information!

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188 Ratings
Average Ratings
115
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21

what a great podcast. please make more.

By Saj in ny - Jun 26 2015
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I really miss these podcasts. They were insightful and funny. Please bring them back.

Very informative

By Big Ben Kid - May 02 2011
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Beautiful HD pics! And very good information!
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Hidden Universe HD: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

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Witness our universe in a whole new way! This video series (in 720p High Definition for Apple TV and hi-res monitors) highlights some of the most exciting discoveries from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. In-depth 'Showcase' features, striking 'Gallery Explorer' montages, and other whimsical specials take you beyond the visible to a universe of dust and stars hidden from Earth-bound eyes. Spitzer is the infrared component of the NASA Great Observatory program which also includes Hubble (visible), Chandra (x-ray), and Compton (gamma ray). For faster, iPod-compatible downloads search for the companion 'Hidden Universe' standard definition feed, also available on iTunes.

Rank #1: Possible Nearby Exoplanet Smaller than Earth (Update)

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Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is an alien world just two-thirds the size of Earth - one of the smallest on record!

Aug 07 2012

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Rank #2: The Galactic Center Revisited (Gallery Explorer)

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Hiding behind the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius is the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, over 25,000 light years away. This patch of sky is mostly dark in visible light, shrouded by dust clouds that lie between us and the Galactic center. But the infrared vision of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope sees through the dust showing us this strange and tumultuous region.

Aug 23 2011

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Rank #3: The Milky Way Big Picture (Showcase)

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Two and a half billion infrared pixels are exposing our own Galaxy in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope!

Oct 30 2008

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Rank #4: The North America Nebula (Gallery Explorer)

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Seen here in visible light, the North America Nebula strangely resembles its namesake continent. Expanding our view to include infrared light, the dark dust lanes and concealed stars glow in red colors while the continental gas clouds shift to an ocean-­‐like blue. Pushing entirely into the infrared spectrum, we see even more detail in the convoluted dust clouds.

Feb 10 2011

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Rank #5: The X-Planets (Showcase)

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These two extreme planets have set the records for the hottest and windiest known worlds anywhere.

Dec 22 2007

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Rank #6: Special: M51 & Gizmo

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What makes the Earth livable? In this animated cartoon, innocent alien M51 moves the Earth into a closer orbit around the sun, and learns an important lesson about life in the Universe.

Jun 28 2007

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Rank #7: Helix Nebula (Gallery Explorer)

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The eerie Helix nebula, created from the outer layers of a dying star once like our own, reveals secrets to the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Sep 05 2007

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Rank #8: Cygnus X Marks the Spot (Gallery Explorer)

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Over the last half century this Cygnus X has been yielding its secrets to the scrutiny of infrared observations. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has now provided the best view yet of what we now know is one of the largest single areas of star formation in our Milky Way galaxy.

May 21 2012

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Rank #9: The Art of Exoplanets

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While astronomers have identified over 500 planets around other stars, they’re all too small and distant to fill even a single pixel in our most powerful telescopes. That’s why science must rely on art to help us imagine these strange new worlds.

Dec 23 2010

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Rank #10: When Worlds Collide (Showcase)

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When worlds collide, the result is spectacular, and astronomers think they’ve detected the aftermath of such an event around another star.

Jun 01 2010

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Rank #11: Trilogy of Terror (Showcase)

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For Halloween, a trilogy of spooky star-forming regions tell a haunting tale of the lives and deaths of stars.

Oct 30 2007

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Rank #12: Echoes of a Supernova (Showcase)

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A supernova flash echoing through surrounding dust clouds has given astronomers a virtual time machine for studying the light from the explosion that nobody saw.

Jun 13 2008

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Rank #13: Galaxies (Gallery Explorer)

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Galaxies take on striking new colors and structures when viewed by the infrared eye of the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Nov 30 2007

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Rank #14: Mira, A Real Shooting Star (Showcase)

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The star Mira has kept a stunning secret that scientists have only just discovered in the glow of ultraviolet light.

Oct 02 2007

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Rank #15: The One Ring of Saturn (Showcase)

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Astronomers have found One Ring to rule them all, not in the land of Mordor, but around Saturn, the Lord of the Rings of the solar system.

Nov 25 2009

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Homes Away From Home? Revisiting the Seven Planets of TRAPPIST-1

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One year ago, astronomers announced the discovery that seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbited around the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Now a year later, additional data have refined our understanding of these planets.We now know more about the TRAPPIST-1 system than any other solar system other than our own.

Feb 22 2018

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Brown Dwarf Weather Annotated

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This artist's concept animation shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune and the other outer planets in the solar system.

Aug 17 2017

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5000 Days in the Life of an Astronomy Robot

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May 3rd, 2017 marks the 5,000th day of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope mission. This video gives us a detailed look at six of these days, showing how an automated observatory like Spitzer, which is effectively an astronomy robot, spends its time. It’s overall mission design allows for an unprecedented degree of efficiency, allowing it to study the full range of astronomical phenomena including nearby objects in the solar system, stars in our galaxy, and galaxies out to the edge of the observable universe.

May 03 2017

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Spitzer Beyond

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which launched Aug. 25, 2003, will begin an extended mission—the “Beyond” phase—on Oct. 1, 2016.

Aug 26 2016

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Catching a GLIMPSE of the Milky Way

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Welcome home! This is our Milky Way galaxy as you’ve never seen it before. Ten years in the making, this is the clearest infrared panorama of our galactic home ever made, courtesy of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mar 20 2014

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10 Years of Innovation

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On August 25, 2003, NASA launched the Spitzer Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the infrared universe.

Aug 23 2013

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Possible Nearby Exoplanet Smaller than Earth (Update)

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Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is an alien world just two-thirds the size of Earth - one of the smallest on record!

Aug 07 2012

Play

Cygnus X Marks the Spot (Gallery Explorer)

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Over the last half century this Cygnus X has been yielding its secrets to the scrutiny of infrared observations. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has now provided the best view yet of what we now know is one of the largest single areas of star formation in our Milky Way galaxy.

May 21 2012

Play

The Galactic Center Revisited (Gallery Explorer)

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Hiding behind the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius is the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, over 25,000 light years away. This patch of sky is mostly dark in visible light, shrouded by dust clouds that lie between us and the Galactic center. But the infrared vision of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope sees through the dust showing us this strange and tumultuous region.

Aug 23 2011

Play

The North America Nebula (Gallery Explorer)

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Seen here in visible light, the North America Nebula strangely resembles its namesake continent. Expanding our view to include infrared light, the dark dust lanes and concealed stars glow in red colors while the continental gas clouds shift to an ocean-­‐like blue. Pushing entirely into the infrared spectrum, we see even more detail in the convoluted dust clouds.

Feb 10 2011

Play

The Art of Exoplanets

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While astronomers have identified over 500 planets around other stars, they’re all too small and distant to fill even a single pixel in our most powerful telescopes. That’s why science must rely on art to help us imagine these strange new worlds.

Dec 23 2010

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The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (Special)

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Today's telescopes study the sky across the electromagnetic spectrum. Each part of the spectrum tells us different things about the Universe, giving us more pieces of the cosmic jigsaw puzzle. The most powerful telescopes on the ground and in space have joined forces over the last decade in a unique observing campaign, known as the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey, or GOODS, which reaches across the spectrum and deep back into cosmic time.

Oct 07 2010

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The Dragon and the Swan (Gallery Explorer)

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Hidden behind a dark veil of dust in the constellation Sagittarius, a lurking dragon has been revealed by the infrared eye of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. It gives us a glimpse into how spiral arms affect the formation of stars.

Jul 09 2010

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When Worlds Collide (Showcase)

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When worlds collide, the result is spectacular, and astronomers think they’ve detected the aftermath of such an event around another star.

Jun 01 2010

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The Wise Sky (Gallery Explorer)

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In December of 2009, NASA launched its latest infrared telescope, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. This satellite, also known as WISE, is on a mission to map the entire sky in infrared light.

Mar 19 2010

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The Many Views of the Milky Way (Gallery Explorer)

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In May of 2009, the European Space Agency successfully launched the Herschel Space Observatory, a new eye for the infrared universe. Its 3.5 meter mirror lets us see into the far infrared spectrum with unprecedented clarity.

Feb 05 2010

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The One Ring of Saturn (Showcase)

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Astronomers have found One Ring to rule them all, not in the land of Mordor, but around Saturn, the Lord of the Rings of the solar system.

Nov 25 2009

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Cooking Up Cometary Crystals (Showcase)

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The fading light of a flaring young star has shed light on a puzzle involving crystals and comets.

Sep 03 2009

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Orion Nebula (Gallery Explorer)

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Explore the dusty secrets of the Orion Nebula through Spitzer's infrared vision.

Jun 18 2009

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A Galaxy of a Different Color (Showcase)

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To commemorate this International Year of Astronomy, three of NASA's flagship observatories have put a new spin on how we see the Pinwheel Galaxy!

Apr 08 2009

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iTunes Ratings

188 Ratings
Average Ratings
115
22
16
14
21

what a great podcast. please make more.

By Saj in ny - Jun 26 2015
Read more
I really miss these podcasts. They were insightful and funny. Please bring them back.

Very informative

By Big Ben Kid - May 02 2011
Read more
Beautiful HD pics! And very good information!