Hidden Universe HD: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA's Spitzer Science Center / NASA / Caltech

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Science & Medicine 54
Natural Sciences 18

Witness our universe in a whole new way! This video series (in 720p HD) 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.


Cooking Up Cometary Crystals (Showcase)

September 3rd, 2009

Episode 20 of 34 episodes

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