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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 Jul 12 describing observations of the giant molecular cloud known as W51, one of the closest to Earth at a distance of about 17,000 light years. [more]

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W51: Chandra Peers into a Nurturing Cloud
[11 Jul 17]
In the context of space, the term 'cloud' can mean something rather different from the fluffy white collections of water in the sky or a way to store...
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W51

W51 [07/12/2017]
A giant molecular cloud where stars are forming about 17,000 light years from Earth.

Chandra Podcasts
A Quick Look at W51

Take Chandra anywhere! Just download Chandra Podcasts to your portable MP3 player and go. Now playing: A Quick Look at W51

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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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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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