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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 Chandra image release was issued on Jun 10 describing observations of NGC 5813 that show evidence for serial black hole eruptions. [more]

Chandra Blog

Bat Astronomy: Echolocation of a Neutron Star
[22 Jun 15]
We are pleased to welcome guest blogger Sebastian Heinz, a Professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sebastian led the team that discovered light echoes...
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Spotlight On
Circinus X-1

Circinus X-1 [06/23/2015]
A system with a neutron star in orbit with a massive star about 30,700 light years from Earth.

Chandra Podcasts
A Tour of Circinus X-1

Take Chandra anywhere! Just download Chandra Podcasts to your portable MP3 player and go. Now playing: A Tour of Circinus X-1

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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NGC 5813 BR 0331-1622 BR 0353-3820 BR 0418-5723 BR 0424-2209 PSS 0747+4434

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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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