Expand Your Universe with ViewSpace Interactives

ViewSpace Interactives allow you to explore objects and materials from different perspectives, and discover how we can combine information to better understand the universe.

  • Spy newly forming stars hidden inside giant clouds of gas and dust
  • Search for a pulsar in the remains of an exploded star
  • Witness the effects of galaxy collisions
  • Explore ways of detecting and investigating planets orbiting distant stars
Infographic calling out six key features of a ViewSpace interactive, as seen on desktop monitor and mobile phone. Both show a color image of the Crab Nebula with labels, a caption below the image, and an interactive slider bar below the caption. On the desktop view, the key features are called out with numbers and explanatory text. On mobile view, the same features are called out with corresponding numbers, but no text. The called-out features are (1) Top left: “Topics Menu: Expand to access other interactives.” (2) Top right: “Label Toggle: Toggle labels on and off.” (3) Top middle: “Text Description: Access a detailed description of the interactive. (4) On image: “Labels: Learn about key features.” (5) Below image: “Image Caption: Each image includes a unique caption.” (6) Below caption: “Slider Control: Drag to switch between images.”

Start Exploring

Select a topic below to access our interactive sliders. Each topic includes a number of sliders, which are accessible by expanding the topic within the Topics Menu (shown above), and then clicking on the slider title.

If you are here for the first time, begin by exploring what the world might look like if human eyes could detect all different Forms of Light.

Museums, libraries, and other informal learning venues may want to consider installing our ViewSpace Interactives Web App, which provides isolated access to the interactives without the ability to easily navigate away to other websites.

Unveiling The Invisible Universe is adapted from Cool Cosmos by Caltech/IPAC with additional contributions from Bruno Merin and Miguel Merin (Pludo).