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Chandra Sketches: Chandra Explained (05-18-2015)
Chandra does not look at light that we can see with our eyes. It detects x-rays from the Universe.

A Tour of SGR 1745-2900 (05-15-2015)
A new study reveals that the X-ray output from SGR 1745-2900 is dropping more slowly than for other magnetars, and its surface is hotter than expected.

A Tour of 3 Quasars (05-05-2015)
A group of unusual giant black holes may be consuming excessive amounts of matter, according to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Chandra Sketches: Clara's Launch (04-30-2015)
My mom works for NASA, for a telescope that studies X-rays from space. She told me about how the telescope, called Chandra, was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle.

A Tour of NGC 6388 (04-22-2015)
Chandra's excellent X-ray vision enabled the astronomers to determine that the X-rays from NGC 6388 were not coming from a black hole at the center of the cluster.

Space Scoop: Not Your Average Superhero (04-02-2015)
A black hole is formed when a massive star is squashed into an incredibly tiny volume.

A Tour of GK Persei (03-20-2015)
In space, explosions of actual stars are a focus for scientists who hope to better understand the lifecycle of their births, lives, and deaths.

Space Scoop: Weather Forecast Predicts Rain Around Black Holes (03-17-2015)
On Earth, precipitation happens when water is heated by the Sun and forms steam. Sometimes, something similar happens in galaxies.

A Tour of Abell 2597 (03-06-2015)
Researchers used Chandra to look at some of the largest known galaxies lying in the middle of galaxy clusters.

A Tour of NGC 2276 (03-03-2015)
Astronomers found that this intermediate-mass black hole is producing a jet that appears to be squelching the formation of stars around it.