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Welcome to Imagine the Universe! This site is intended for students age 14 and up, and for anyone interested in learning about our universe. If you're looking for grade school level astronomy information, please see the StarChild web site. Enjoy your cosmic journey!


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The Swift mosaic of the Small Magellanic Cloud contains about 250,000 ultraviolet sources.

NASA's Swift Produces Best Ultraviolet Maps of the Nearest Galaxies

The Swift mosaic of the Small Magellanic Cloud contains about 250,000 ultraviolet sources.
This composite of supernova remnant G306.3-0.9 merges Chandra X-ray observations (blue), infrared data acquired by the Spitzer Space Telescope (red and cyan) and radio observations (purple) from the Australia Telescope Compact Array.

NASA's Swift, Chandra Explore a Youthful 'Star Wreck'

While performing an extensive X-ray survey of our galaxy's central regions, NASA's Swift satellite has uncovered the previously unknown remains of a shattered star.
This image compresses the Vela movie sequence into a single snapshot by merging pie-slice sections from eight individual frames.

Fermi's Motion Produces a Study in Spirograph

A Fermi scientist has transformed Large Area Telescope (LAT) data of a famous pulsar into a mesmerizing movie that visually encapsulates the spacecraft's complex motion.
Explorer 12 Spacecraft

Celebrating 50 Years of X-ray Astronomy

The history and future of X-ray astronomy is a story best told by its participants, so we asked six scientists to share their memories, impressions and thoughts about a field that couldn't exist before the Space Age.
Photo of Dr. Joanne Hill

Featured Scientist: Dr. Joanne 'Joe' Hill

Joanne "Joe" Hill was born in the UK, in Leicester, about 100 miles north of London. She grew up in a small village of 100 houses, and as a child she attended a small school with about 80 people.
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