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Chandra Fun Facts

Learn some interesting things about the Chandra X-ray Observatory and what it will study?

What Space Shuttle was Chandra launched on?

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How high does Chandra orbit?

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How quickly can Chandra move from one target to the next?

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How does Chandra compare in size to other satellites?

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How smooth are Chandra's mirrors?

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How much power does it take to operate Chandra?

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What was the first NASA space shuttle mission commanded by a woman?

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What are the largest cosmic objects that Chandra can observe?

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How far back in time can Chandra look?

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How keen is Chandra's vision?

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What was the first imaging X-ray telescope?

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How does the CXO record cosmic X-rays so that images can be made and studied?

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What rare metal was used to coat the Chandra mirrors?

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How clean are the Chandra mirrors?

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How accurate is the alignment of the Chandra mirrors?

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How much would a teaspoonful of neutron star matter weigh?

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Who discovered X-radiation?

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How are X-rays absorbed in Earth's atmosphere?

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How is a black hole formed?

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