Shedding a New Light on the Universe

Image Credits

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  • The image of the IR man is from the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology. The original image is available on the web at
  • The spectacular color image of NGC 2300 is available at and is used courtesy of AURA/STScI. This image was created with support to the Space Telescope Science Institute, operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., from NASA contract NAS5-26555. Digital renditions of images produced by AURA/STScI are obtainable royalty-free.
  • The Radio survey, courtesy of The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and generated by Glyn Haslam, is a mosaic of data taken at Jodrell Bank, Effelsberg and Parkes telescopes. The data was distributed in the "NRAO Images from the Radio Sky" CD ROM. This image was generated by SkyView. Energy= 1.69x10-6 eV Frequency= 408x106 Hz (408 MHz) Wavelength= 73.5 cm. The original image can be found at
  • The Infrared image of the Milky Way was taken by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) and is courtesy of IPAC. The original image is located at
  • The Optical all-sky panoramic image of the Milky Way galaxy was created under the direction of Knut Lundmark at Lund Observatory in the 1940s. Energy= 2.5 eV Frequency= 6.0x1014 Hz Wavelength= 5.0x10-5 cm (5000 Angstroms) Lund Observatory. More information, and a higher resolution image can be found at
  • The X-ray image was taken by the German Roentgen Satellite (ROSAT) and is courtesy of S. Snowden and the Max Planck Institute. More information about the image can be found at http://heasarc/Images/rosat/misc_threequarter_allsky.html
  • The gamma-ray map was generated by the EGRET (Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope) team at Goddard Space Flight Center using EGRET data from the first year of Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO) operations (beginning April 1991). It represents the first all-sky survey at energies above 100keV. Energy= > 100MeV Frequency= > 2.5x1022 Hz Wavelength= < 1.2 x 10-12 cm ( < 0.00012 angstroms )
  • The radio image of the Crab Nebula is courtesy of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
  • The optical image of the crab nebula is courtesy of the Anglo-Australian Observatory.
  • The ultraviolet photograph of the Crab Nebula is from the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope.
  • The X-ray image of the Crab Nebula is from ROSAT.


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