On April 20, 2014, Harvey Tananbaum stepped down after 23 years as director of the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC). This event was duly noted in various press releases, but its significance may not have been widely appreciated.
By almost any measure Harvey has been one of the most outstanding directors ever of a major astrophysical observatory. He was director of Chandra for longer than any other director of a world-class telescope. In fact, he became director of Chandra in 1991, 8 years before it was renamed from AXAF (Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility) to Chandra upon its successful launch in 1999.Full Story
A Chandra press release was issued on Dec 18 describing observations of XDCP J0044.0-2033, nicknamed the "Gioello" (Italian for "Jewel") Cluster. [more]
il Gioiello Cluster [12/18/2014]
A galaxy cluster located about 9.6 billion light years from Earth
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Cepheus B: A cloud of molecular hydrogen in the Milky Way about 2,400 light years from Earth. Download Desktop.