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All Chandra images released to the public listed by date & by category
Current Chandra press releases, status reports, interviews & biographies.
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Steve Hawley Where Are They Now? Steve Hawley

Steve Hawley was the flight engineer on the STS-93 Columbia mission that carried Chandra into space in 1999.

At a recent symposium celebrating 15 years of Chandra Science, Steve sat down over breakfast to talk about his illustrious career so far, and plans for the future.Full Story
Chandra Status

A real-time procedure was executed on May 19 to uplink a flight software patch that updates PCAD constants which affect the gyro bias vector when the PCAD software initializes. [more]

Chandra Blog

The Great and the Small: Is Quantum Foam Losing its Fizz?
[28 May 15]
Eric Perlman We are very pleased to welcome Eric Perlman as a guest blogger today. He led the study setting limits on the foaminess...
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Spotlight On
BR 0331-1622

BR 0331-1622 [05/28/2015]
Extremely tiny bubbles and irregularities in space-time predicted by certain theories.

Chandra Podcasts
A Tour of Space-time Foam

Take Chandra anywhere! Just download Chandra Podcasts to your portable MP3 player and go. Now playing: A Tour of Space-time Foam

Desktop of the Week
G299

G299.2-2.9: A supernova remnant in the Milky Way about 16,000 light years from Earth. Download Desktop.

Harvey
Harvey's Voyage
On April 20, 2014, Harvey Tananbaum stepped down after 23 years as director of the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC). Full Story.
TYREL & JATILA
TYREL JOHNSON & JATILA VAN DER VEEN
On April 18, 1998, NASA announced a contest to name the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), which was scheduled for launch in December of that year.Full Story.
Mirror Man
Mirror Man
Less than 50 years after the first detection of an extrasolar X-ray source, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has achieved an increase in sensitivity comparable to going from naked-eye observations to the most powerful optical telescopes over the past 400 years.Full Story.
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BR 0353-3820 BR 0418-5723 BR 0424-2209 PSS 0747+4434 PSS 1058+1245 SGR 1745-2900

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An overview of the Chandra mission and goals, Chandra's namesake, top 10 facts.
Classroom activities, printable materials, interactive games & more.
Overview of X-ray Astronomy and X-ray sources: black holes to galaxy clusters.
All Chandra images released to the public listed by date & by category
Current Chandra press releases, status reports, interviews & biographies.
A collection of multimedia, illustrations & animations, a glossary, FAQ & more.

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