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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.

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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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172 Ratings
Average Ratings
108
20
13
11
20

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: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Protostellar Jets (Gallery Explorer)

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Giant jets from baby stars blow colorful bubbles in interstellar space. Spitzer's infrared view reveals these structures in colorful ways never seen before.

Apr 15 2008

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Rank #6: Promo: IRrelevant Astronomy

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IRrelevant Astronomy takes a lighthearted, comedic look at the infrared Universe. Enjoy this peek at the Spitzer Space Telescope's newest video podcast series.

Apr 04 2008

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Rank #7: Rho Ophiuchi Cloud (Gallery Explorer)

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One of the most striking nearby star-forming regions is the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud. New images from Spitzer reveal its infrared wonders.

Feb 13 2008

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Eta Carinae (Gallery Explorer)

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The beautiful Carina nebula, stretching 200 light years across space, has been shredded by ultraviolet radiation and winds from a behemoth of a star.

Jul 20 2007

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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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