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With its spectacular mirrors and instrumentation, Chandra allows astronomers to observe X-rays from the universe as they never have before. Here we present some interactive pieces to see for yourself how Chandra has been revealing the X-ray Universe.
The Puzzling X-ray Universe
Explore nine spectacular Chandra images from the past year of observations.

Vote for Your Favorite Chandra Image
Do you have a favorite Chandra Image? Vote and see which image is the most popular.

Chandra's X-ray Eyes
Witness the Universe through the "X-ray eyes" of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Scroll through 20 of Chandra's most spectacular images in this flash piece.

Chandra Image Features: Zoom in
Come fly with Chandra! Use this Flash tool to zoom in on the magnetic tornado around the neutron star at the center of the Crab Nebula, surf a supernova shock wave, venture close to a supermassive black hole, or cruise along a high-energy jet that is blasting out of a nearby galaxy.
See the latest Chandra Images with this Zoom In feature.

Behind the X-rays
An interactive exploration of how Chandra works, including a look at the telescope system, science instruments and spacecraft system.

Major Milestones in X-ray Astronomy
Chandra is part of a long history of X-ray astronomy, stretching back to the late 1940s.

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