Hidden Universe: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope
By NASA's Spitzer Science Center / NASA / Caltech
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This video series (standard definition/iPod compatible) showcases some of the most exciting discoveries in infrared astronomy from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Looking beyond the visible spectrum of light, Spitzer can see a whole new universe of dust and stars hidden from our Earth-bound eyes. Spitzer is the infrared component of NASA's Great Observatories program, which also includes Hubble (visible), Chandra (x-ray), and Compton (gamma ray). This series is also available in high definition. For high-resolution viewing on your Apple TV or high-res monitor search for the companion 'Hidden Universe HD' feed, also available on iTunes.
|1||CleanVideoCatching a GLIMPSE of the Milky Way||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.||3/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideo10 Years of Innovation||On August 25, 2003, NASA launched the Spitzer Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the infrared universe.||8/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoPossible Nearby Exoplanet Smaller than Earth (Update)||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!||8/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoCygnus X Marks the Spot (Gallery Explorer)||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 i||5/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoThe Galactic Center Revisited (Gallery Explorer)||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||8/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoThe North America Nebula (Gallery Explorer)||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-||2/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoThe Art of Exoplanets||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.||12/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoThe Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (Special)||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 j||10/6/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoThe Dragon and the Swan (Gallery Explorer)||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.||7/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoWhen Worlds Collide (Showcase)||When worlds collide, the result is spectacular, and astronomers think they’ve detected the aftermath of such an event around another star.||5/31/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoThe Wise Sky (Gallery Explorer)||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.||3/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoThe Many Views of the Milky Way (Gallery Explorer)||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.||2/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoThe One Ring of Saturn (Showcase)||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.||11/24/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoCooking Up Cometary Crystals (Showcase)||The fading light of a flaring young star has shed light on a puzzle involving crystals and comets.||9/2/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoOrion Nebula (Gallery Explorer)||Explore the dusty secrets of the Orion Nebula through Spitzer's infrared vision.||6/17/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoA Galaxy of a Different Color (Showcase)||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!||4/7/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoThe Omega Nebula (Gallery Explorer)||The Omega Nebula, or M17, is a star-forming region in the constellation of Sagittarius and is about 6,000 light years away.||2/1/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoThe W5 Stellar Blast Furnace (Showcase)||It's a chaotic region, sculpted by the glare of one generation of massive stars that's giving rise to the next.||12/25/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoThe Milky Way Big Picture (Showcase)||Two and a half billion infrared pixels are exposing our own Galaxy in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope!||10/29/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoSnowflake Cluster (Gallery Explorer)||A group of baby stars form a "stellar snowflake" in Spitzer's observations of a dusty region near the Cone Nebula.||8/11/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoEchoes of a Supernova (Showcase)||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.||6/12/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoProtostellar Jets (Gallery Explorer)||Giant jets from baby stars blow colorful bubbles in interstellar space. Spitzer's infrared view reveals these structures in colorful ways never seen before.||4/14/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoPromo: IRrelevant Astronomy||IRrelevant Astronomy takes a lighthearted, comedic look at the infrared Universe. Enjoy this peek at the Spitzer Space Telescope's newest video podcast series.||4/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoRho Ophiuchi Cloud (Gallery Explorer)||One of the most striking nearby star-forming regions is the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud. New images from Spitzer reveal its infrared wonders.||2/12/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||CleanVideoThe X-Planets (Showcase)||These two extreme planets have set the records for the hottest and windiest known worlds anywhere.||12/21/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||CleanVideoGalaxies (Gallery Explorer)||Galaxies take on striking new colors and structures when viewed by the infrared eye of the Spitzer Space Telescope.||11/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||CleanVideoTrilogy of Terror (Showcase)||For Halloween, a trilogy of spooky star-forming regions tell a haunting tale of the lives and deaths of stars.||10/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||CleanVideoMira, A Real Shooting Star (Showcase)||The star Mira has kept a stunning secret that scientists have only just discovered in the glow of ultraviolet light.||10/1/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|29||CleanVideoHelix Nebula (Gallery Explorer)||The eerie Helix nebula, created from the outer layers of a dying star once like our own, reveals secrets to the Spitzer Space Telescope.||9/4/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|30||CleanVideoEta Carinae (Gallery Explorer)||The beautiful Carina nebula, stretching 200 light years across space, has been shredded by ultraviolet radiation and winds from a behemoth of a star.||7/19/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|31||CleanVideoSpecial: M51 & Gizmo||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.||6/27/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|32||CleanVideoGalactic Center (Gallery Explorer)||The fantastic structures at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, hidden from us in visible light, are revealed through infrared imagery.||5/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|33||CleanVideoAndromeda, Beauty and the Beast (Showcase)||In Greek Mythology, the Princess Andromeda was sacrificed to appease a sea monster's appetite. But astronomers are learning that the Andromeda Galaxy is less the spiral beauty and more the voracious beast.||5/13/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|34||CleanVideoLarge Magellanic Cloud (Gallery Explorer)||The Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy that orbits the Milky Way, is revealed in exquisite detail in this video from the Spitzer Space Telescope.||5/1/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|35||CleanVideoPillars of Destruction||They're known as the Pillars of Creation, but according to recent Spitzer observations these ghostly apparitions have already met their own destruction!||1/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|36||CleanVideoSeeing the First Light||Astronomers peering deeply into the cosmos think they have found something remarkable... the light from the first objects to form after the universe was born!||12/17/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|37||CleanVideoNight and Day on an Alien World||It's as clear as day and night... but on an exotic alien world! Astronomers have for the first time measured the temperatures varying across the surface of a planet beyond our solar system.||10/11/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|38||CleanVideoA Stellar Census of the Sword of Orion||New images of the Orion Nebula show thousands of nascent solar systems.||8/13/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|39||CleanVideoExposing the Exploding Cigar Galaxy||M82 has been called an exploding galaxy, and three of NASA's Great Observatories have teamed up to show it like it's never been seen before.||6/15/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|40||CleanVideoPlanetary Life After Death||Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, astronomers have found that a whole new solar system may be forming in the wake of a star's violent death.||5/1/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
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