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Andromeda, Beauty and the Beast: Spitzer's Hidden Universe

"In Greek Mythology, the Princess Andromeda was sacrificed to appease a sea monster's appetite. But astronomers are learning that the Andromeda Galaxy is less the spiral beauty and more the voracious beast..."

In this video, Robert Hurt, of the Spitzer Science Center, explains images from the Hubble Space telescope.

Because the school blocks and, you will have to watch these videos from the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) outside of school. You can see the other videos in this series "The Hidden Universe Showcase" ( at the links below, or subscribe to the video podcast versions through iTunes or on the Spitzer web site.

Large Magellanic Cloud: Spitzer's Hidden Universe

Pillars of Destruction: Spitzer's Hidden Universe

Seeing the First Light: Spitzer's Hidden Univers

Night and Day on an Alien World: Spitzer's Hidden Universe

A Stellar Census of the Sword of Orion: Hidden Universe

Planetary Life After Death: Spitzer's Hidden Universe

You can hear audio podcasts at the Astronomy Media Player from astronomy sites around the world.