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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.

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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.

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    Homes Away From Home? Revisiting the Seven Planets of TRAPPIST-1

    Homes Away From Home? Revisiting the Seven Planets of TRAPPIST-1

    One year ago, astronomers announced the discovery that seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbited around the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Now a year later, additional data have refined our understanding of these planets.We now know more about the TRAPPIST-1 system than any other solar system other than our own.

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    Brown Dwarf Weather Annotated

    Brown Dwarf Weather Annotated

    This artist's concept animation shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune and the other outer planets in the solar system.

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    5000 Days in the Life of an Astronomy Robot

    5000 Days in the Life of an Astronomy Robot

    May 3rd, 2017 marks the 5,000th day of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope mission. This video gives us a detailed look at six of these days, showing how an automated observatory like Spitzer, which is effectively an astronomy robot, spends its time. It’s overall mission design allows for an unprecedented degree of efficiency, allowing it to study the full range of astronomical phenomena including nearby objects in the solar system, stars in our galaxy, and galaxies out to the edge of the observable universe.

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    Spitzer Beyond

    Spitzer Beyond

    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which launched Aug. 25, 2003, will begin an extended mission—the “Beyond” phase—on Oct. 1, 2016.

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    Catching a GLIMPSE of the Milky Way

    Catching 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.

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    10 Years of Innovation

    10 Years of Innovation

    On August 25, 2003, NASA launched the Spitzer Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the infrared universe.

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

ManU-1 ,

The Amazing Universe

Freely bought to you, in high definition,it should be remembered that we are so lucky to have such dedicated scientists living amongst us. The work they do, simplified and made easy for us to understand and view, this series is presented in small ultra interesting grabs and I am thankful for the quality and the consideration of the makers in that they are small self contained units - so as to supply as much or as little as you feel you need. Fantastic effort and thank you to everyone involved - the scientists, the makers of this series and to the never ending human imagination.

sillybear7 ,

"Like ordering a hamberger and getting only the bun"

I downloaded a few of the vids for this podcast and was quite dissapointed. 2 min vid is 50mb and most of the images are not in HD at all, they are just regular quality images that are spinning/zooming and munching up my bandwidth.

I think its a bit of a rip to put HD in the title of these when they are simply "higher quality than your iPod can handle but still not good enough to view full screen"

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