Formal Education
Classroom-Ready Activities
Science Olympiad Webinar
Space Math @ NASA
Informal Education
Interactive Games
Space Scoop
STOP for Science
Chandra Podcasts
Printable Materials
Resource Request Form
Educators' Comments
Evaluation Form
Links & Resources
Education Collaborations
Passport to Knowledge
Space Place
Web Shortcuts
Chandra Blog
RSS Feed
Email Newsletter
News & Noteworthy
Image Use Policy
Questions & Answers
Glossary of Terms
Download Guide
Get Adobe Reader
Supplemental Image Set for Our Cosmic Connection & Stellar Cycles Card Set
  1. The Tycho supernova remnant (NASA/Chandra image)
    Type Ia supernova remnant – thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf

  2. Protostar formation (NASA/JPL/Caltech/Spitzer/R. Hurt illustration)
    Young star/protostar forming within cloud of gas and dust Around-a-Baby-Star

  3. The Crab Nebula & pulsar (NASA/Chandra/Hubble/Spitzer composite image)
    A type II supernova remnant with a pulsar stellar core

  4. Cygnus X-1 (NASA/Chandra/M Weiss illustration)
    A stellar mass black hole in an X-ray binary system with a normal star

  5. White dwarf with red giant companion star (ESO/M. Kornmesser illustration/video)
    A white dwarf accreting material from a red giant which leads to a Type Ia supernova event

  6. Carina Nebula (NASA/Hubble image)
    A close-up of a pillar of active star-formation

  7. NGC 6826 (Chandra/Hubble composite image)
    A planetary nebula with a white dwarf in the center

  8. A red giant star with planet (NASA illustration/animation)
    An expanding red giant star with a nearby planet

  9. The Carina Nebula star-formation complex (NASA/Hubble image)
    A 50-light year panorama of the Carina Nebula region

  10. Supernova Remnant E0102-72.3 (NASA/Chandra image)
    A Type II supernova remnant with a neutron stellar core in the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy

  11. M33 X-7
    A Stellar mass black hole orbiting a massive normal companion star in the M33 galaxy (NASA/Chandra image)

  12. Supernova remnant G292.0+1.8 (NASA/Chandra/DSS composite image)
    A Type II supernova remnant with a wind driven pulsar in the center

  13. The Vela pulsar (NASA/Chandra image/video)
    A rapidly rotating neutron star formed by a Type II supernova event spewing jets of charged particles

  14. Two orbiting white dwarfs (NASA/Chandra image/illustration/video)
    A binary system composted of two white dwarfs that will eventually coalesce

  15. Clouds of Perseus (B. Caton, A. Howard, E. Zbinden, R.B. Andreo optical image)
    The Perseus molecular cloud contains cold molecular clouds and several nebulas that are regions of active star formation.

  16. M6 – The Butterfly Cluster (AURA/NOAO optical image)
    An open cluster of young hot massive stars

  17. Supernova remnant 0509-67.5 (NASA/Chandra/Hubble composite image)
    A Type Ia supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy

  18. The Sun (NASA/SOHO extreme UV image)
    The solar photosphere with several eruptions

  19. Sharpless 171 (Nicholas Outters, Observatoire d'Orange optical image)
    A cold molecular cloud with pillers of cold gas and dark dust and star formation regions

  20. Supernova remnant SXP 1062 (NASA/Chandra, ESA/XMM Newton, AURA/NOAO composite image)
    A Type II supernova remnant with a central pulsar in the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy

  21. Lupus 3 (ESO/La Silla Observatory/F. Comeron optical image)
    A stellar nursery with newly formed young hot stars emerging from the dusty cloud

  22. The Cat's Eye Nebula (NASA/Chandra/Hubble composite image)
    A planetary nebula with a white dwarf in the center

  23. Eta Carinae (NASA/Chandra/Hubble composite image)
    A supermassive star rapidly approaching a supernova event

  24. CoRoT-2a (NASA/Chandra/M. Weiss illustration)
    A star with a nearby planet being destroyed by X-ray radiation from the star

  25. GRO J1655-40 (NASA/Chandra/M. Weiss illustration)
    An X-ray binary system with a stellar mass black hole and a normal companion star

  26. Supernova remnant G11.2-0.3 (NASA/Chandra image)
    A Type II supernova remnant with a central pulsar stellar core

  27. Antares
    A red supergiant star (Dick Locke, astrophotographer)

  28. Orion (John Gauvreau, astrophotographer)
    Orion is a constellation which includes Betelgeuse, a red supergiant, and M47 – a stellar nursery

  29. Orion Molecular Cloud (Fosca Nit Observatory optical image, Spain)
    A star formation region

  30. Earth (NASA satellite mosaic image)
    Planet Earth formed from the gas and dust surrounding the Sun in its protostar stage

  31. NGC 281 (NASA/Chandra/NSF/AURA/WIYN/U Alaska/ T.A Rector
    X-ray/Optical image) An active star formation region 9200 LY away in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

  32. NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula (J-P Metsavainio, Astro Anarchy image)
    The Crescent Nebula contains a Wolf-Rayet red supergiant star

  33. Mira (NASA/Chandra X-Ray image)
    Mira is a red giant star with a white dwarf companion

  34. Red giant star with white dwarf companion (Softpedia artist illustration)

  35. V 1647 Orionis (NASA/Chandra/C. Carreau artist illustration)
    A young and violent protostar transitioning to a young star

  36. Betelgeuse (Xavier Haubois, Observatoire de Paris infrared image)
    A red supergiant star

  37. PL 164+31.1 (Calar Alto Observatory, Spain optical image)
    A planetary nebula with a white dwarf in the center

  38. Type Ia supernova (ESO/VLT artist illustration)
    The thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf stellar core

  39. Two white dwarfs in a binary system (Softpedia artist illustration)
    This system can lead to one larger mass white dwarf or a neutron star

  40. SNR 2006gy (NASA/Chandra/M. Weiss artist illustration/video)
    A hypermassive supernova event that left no stellar core or black hole, only a remnant

  41. Delta Cephei light curve (AAVSO plotted observations)
    Delta Cep is a Cepheid pulsating variable star

  42. Z Ursae Majoris light curve (AAVSO plotted observations)
    Z UMa is a semiregular red supergiant variable star

  43. Light curve graph for supernova events
    Graph showing curves for Type Ia, Type II and SNR 2006gy supernova events

  44. Cas A supernova spectrum (NASA/Chandra graphic illustration)
    A typical Type II supernova X-ray spectrum showing Bremsstrahlung radiation with superimposed emission peaks from elements

  45. Mira light curve (AAVSO plotted observations)
    Mira is a pulsating red giant variable star

  46. RR Lyrae light curve (Kosmas Gazeas, Univ of Athens, Greece)
    A phase diagram for RR Lyrae constructed from a world-wide observing campaign

  47. SN 1998bu light curve (Caltec plotted light curve)
    This is a typical Type Ia light curve

  48. RR Lyrae light curve (AAVSO plotted observations)
    RR Lyraes are pulsating variable stars located in globular clusters