Graphics

These stylized graphics of black holes, galaxies, missions, and other objects are available as PNG files and can be used in a variety of different products.

Black Holes

An illustration showing an edge-on view of a black hole.

Black Hole (Edge On)

An illustration showing a face-on view of a black hole.

Black Hole (Face On)

An illustration of a blazar, or an active galactic nucleus that emits a powerful radiation jet.

Blazar

Quasar

Quasar

Galaxies

Barred Spiral Galaxy (Side View, Purple)

Barred Spiral Galaxy (Side View, Purple)

Barred Spiral Galaxy (Side View, Blue)

Barred Spiral Galaxy (Side View, Blue)

Barred Spiral Galaxy (Front View, Purple)

Barred Spiral Galaxy (Front View, Purple)

Barred Spiral Galaxy (Front View, Blue)

Barred Spiral Galaxy (Front View, Blue)

Elliptical Galaxy (Orange)

Elliptical Galaxy (Orange)

Elliptical Galaxy (Orange/Yellow)

Elliptical Galaxy (Orange/Yellow)

Elliptical Galaxy (Purple)

Elliptical Galaxy (Purple)

Elliptical Galaxy (Yellow)

Elliptical Galaxy (Yellow)

Irregular Galaxy (Side View)

Irregular Galaxy (Side View)

Irregular Galaxy (Version One)

Irregular Galaxy (Version One)

Irregular Galaxy (Version Two)

Irregular Galaxy (Version Two)

Irregular Galaxy (Version Three)

Irregular Galaxy (Version Three)

Spiral Galaxy (Blue)

Spiral Galaxy (Blue)

Spiral Galaxy (Purple)

Spiral Galaxy (Purple)

Spiral Galaxy (Side View, Blue)

Spiral Galaxy (Side View, Blue)

Spiral Galaxy (Side View, Purple)

Spiral Galaxy (Side View, Purple)

Nebulae

An illustration of a planetary nebula.

Planetary Nebula (Version One, Blue)

An illustration of a planetary nebula.

Planetary Nebula (Version One, Pink)

An illustration of a planetary nebula.

Planetary Nebula (Version Two, Pink)

An illustration of a planetary nebula.

Planetary Nebula (Version Two, Purple)

An illustration of a blue star-forming nebula.

Star-forming Nebula (Version One, Blue)

An illustration of a pink and purple star-forming nebula.

Star-forming Nebula (Version One, Purple)

An illustration of a blue star-forming nebula.

Star-forming Nebula (Version Two, Blue)

An illustration of a purple star-forming nebula.

Star-forming Nebula (Version Two, Purple)

A vertical oval illustration of a supernova.

Supernova (Green)

A horizontal oval illustration of a supernova.

Supernova (Light Green)

A circular illustration of a supernova.

Supernova (Red)

An angled oval illustration of a supernova. The colors depicted in this illustration are for artistic purposes only.

Supernova (Yellow)

Pulsars

A textbook illustration of a pulsar.

Pulsar (Version One)

An illustration of a pulsar with asymmetric magnetic field lines.

Pulsar (Version Two)

Gamma-Ray Bursts

An illustration of a short gamma-ray burst caused by merging neutron stars.

Short Gamma-Ray Burst From Merging Neutron Stars

An illustration of a long gamma-ray burst caused by a collapsing star.

Long Gamma-Ray Burst From a Collapsing Star

Spacecraft

An illustration of NASA's ASTHROS spacecraft.

ASTHROS

An illustration of NASA’s BurstCube spacecraft.

BurstCube

An illustration of NASA’s CGRO spacecraft.

CGRO (Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory)

An illustration of NASA's Chandra spacecraft.

Chandra X-ray Observatory

An illustration of NASA's COBE spacecraft.

COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer)

An illustration of the COSI spacecraft.

COSI (Compton Spectrometer and Imager)

An illustration of ESA's Euclid spacecraft.

Euclid

An illustration of the EXCLAIM instrument.

EXCLAIM (Experiment for Cryogenic Large-Aperture Intensity Mapping)

An illustration of NASA's Fermi spacecraft.

Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope

An illustration of NASA's GALEX spacecraft.

GALEX (Galaxy Evolution Explorer)

An illustration of the HaloSat spacecraft.

HaloSat

An illustration of JAXA’s Hitomi spacecraft.

Hitomi

An illustration of NASA's Hubble spacecraft.

Hubble Space Telescope

An illustration of ESA’s INTEGRAL spacecraft.

INTEGRAL (International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory)

An illustration of the International Space Station.

International Space Station

An illustration of NASA's IXPE observatory.

IXPE (Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer)

An illustration of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

James Webb Space Telescope

An illustration of NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

Kepler Space Telescope

An illustration of ESA's LISA Pathfinder spacecraft.

LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) Pathfinder

An illustration of NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.

Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

An illustration of NASA's Swift observatory.

Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory

An illustration of NASA's NICER X-ray observatory.

NICER (Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer)

An illustration of NASA's NuSTAR space telescope.

NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array)

An illustration of one of NASA's OAO spacecraft.

OAO (Orbiting Astronomical Observatory)

An illustration of NASA's PIPER instrument.

PIPER (Primordial Inflation Polarization Explorer)

An illustration of ESA's Planck spacecraft.

Planck

An illustration of NASA's RXTE satellite.

RXTE (Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer)

An illustration of NASA's SOFIA, a modified Boeing 747 aircraft.

SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy)

An illustration of NASA's SPHEREx spacecraft.

SPHEREx (Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer)

An illustration of NASAs Spitzer.

Spitzer Space Telescope

An illustration of NASA's SuperTIGER instrument.

SuperTIGER (Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder)

An illustration of the JAXA’s Suzaku spacecraft.

Suzaku

An illustration of NASA's TESS spacecraft.

TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)

An illustration of NASA's WISE spacecraft.

WISE/NEOWISE (Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared survey Explorer)

An illustration of NASA’s WMAP spacecraft.

WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe)

An illustration of ESA's XMM Newton observatory.

XMM Newton (X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission Newton)

An illustration of JAXA’s XRISM spacecraft.

XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission)

Infographics

This illustration explains the electromagnetic force, one of the four fundamental forces in the universe.

Electromagnetic Force

This illustration explains the gravitational force, one of the four fundamental forces in the universe.

Gravitational Force

Big Bang Infographic showing the timeline of the history of the big bang and the formation of the building blocks of the universe. he history of the universe is outlined in this infographic. It starts with Inflation, then the first particles in 1 microsecond, followed by first nuclei (10 seconds); first light (300,000 years); first stars (200 million years); galaxies and dark matter (400 million years); dark energy (10 billion years); present (13.8 billion years). NASA

History of the Universe

This illustration explains the strong force, one of the four fundamental forces in the universe.

Strong Force

This illustration explains the weak force, one of the four fundamental forces in the universe.

Weak Force

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