What Does the Future Hold?

Dec
03

Dr. Michael Muno continues his discussion in part II of his blog.
While focused on the present, Mike Muno, an astrophysicist at Caltech, has thoughts about where he would like to see his research go in the future. In this post, he discusses what he hopes to be studying with X-rays in the upcoming years.

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Neutron Star Discovered Where a Black Hole Was Expected

Nov
27

Dr. Muno uses Chandra to study the black holes and neutron stars that are left behind when the largest stars exhaust their fuel and collapse. Read the blog

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Finding Answers to Big Questions

Nov
27

Dr. Michael Muno is an astrophysicist who uses Chandra, among other telescopes, to study some of the most exotic objects in the Universe: white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. He's currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Space Radiation Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He has spent time at both UCLA and MIT after receiving his Ph.D. from MIT in 1997.
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Did you hear about this comet?

Nov
13

Dr. Scott Wolk is responsible for Monitoring & Trends Analysis of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, working within the Development & Operations Group and Science Operations Team of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center. Scott discusses 17P/Holmes, a comet which was discovered November 6, 1892 by amateur astronomer Edwin Holmes. In October 2007 this comet became nearly one million times brighter, and is the largest known outburst by a comet.

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Part II of Just Breathe: A Star's Death Exhales Oxygen Into Space

Nov
08

Dr. Patrick Slane from the Chandra X-ray Center recently shared some information on the G292.0+1.8 supernova remnant with NASA's museum alliance. Part II of this conversation talks more on what we're seeing in the Chandra image....

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Chandra Image of G292.0+1.8

Nov
01

The aftermath of the death of a massive star is shown in beautiful detail in this new composite image of G292.0+1.8. In color is the Chandra X-ray Observatory image - easily the deepest X-ray image ever obtained of this supernova remnant - and in white is optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey. Although considered a "textbook" case of a supernova remnant, the intricate structure shown here reveals a few surprises.

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Just Breathe: A Star's Death Exhales Oxygen Into Space

Oct
31

Dr. Patrick Slane from the Chandra X-ray Center recently shared some information on the G292.0+1.8 supernova remnant with NASA's museum alliance. We think you'll find it useful too:
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Welcome to the Chandra (beta) Blog

Sep
05

Well, it's finally time for us to dip our X-ray toe (yes, we claim all things high-energy) into the world of blogging. This current incarnation is our attempt to work out the technology while we experiment with content. The plan is to include such topics as the most recent image or press release, new innovations on the website, and the latest in our formal education efforts.

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Abell 520

Aug
23

This messy collision of galaxy clusters is about 2.4 billion light years from Earth.

More: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/a520/index.html

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Who's Afraid of the Dark?

Aug
23

A lot of kids (and maybe adults) are scared of the dark. Most of us get over it once we realize there isn’t a monster hiding in the closet or under the bed. But then scientists announce another finding about dark matter and we all are back peering from under the sheets.

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