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Two views of Jupiter at different wavelengths (infrared and visible).

Jupiter's aurora (ultraviolet). Caption

Eta Carinae (visible and ultraviolet). Caption

Venus(ultraviolet). Caption

Jupiter during Comet Shoemaker-Levy impact (infrared). Caption

Views of the Solar System

The Sun(visible, ultraviolet, and x-ray).

Venus (ultraviolet).

Jupiter's Great Red Spot (infrared).

Saturn's aurora (ultraviolet).

Views of the Solar System intro page

Hubble Space Telescope pictures

Cartwheel Galaxy (visible and infrared).

Suspected black hole (visible and radio). Caption

Small galaxy group NGC 2300 (visible and x-ray). Caption

Egg Nebula (visible and infrared).

Star death (visible and infrared).

Star birth (ultraviolet, visible, and infrared).

Radio Galaxies (visible and radio).

Other HST pictures

Telescopes that Operate in Non-Visible Wavelengths

Australia Telescope National Facility (radio)

Yohkoh Satellite (x-ray)

NASA Infrared Telescope Facility

COBE satellite (infrared and microwaves)

Multiwavelength Milky Way

Pictures of the Milky Way Galaxy in infrared, x-ray, gamma ray, and several different visible wavelengths.

Microwaves as Used in Cosmology

Map of the sky showing cosmic microwave background radiation.

SkyView Virtual Telescope

A "virtual observatory" that allows you to look at any part of the sky in any wavelength from radio to gamma ray.