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X-ray Astronomy Field Guide: Neutron Stars/X-ray Binaries
Chandra Images by Category: Neutron Stars/X-ray Binaries

-Hot, isolated neutron stars, rotation-powered pulsars, and neutron stars accreting matter from a nearby companion star.

21 Oct 14
22 Jul 14
The remnant of a supernova observed in the year 1181 AD
22 Jul 14
The neutron star, also known as a pulsar, is spewing out a blizzard of high-energy particles.
18 Feb 14
A pulsar moving at supersonic speeds about 23,000 light years from Earth.
04 Dec 13
A neutron star and normal star binary pair about 26,000 light years away in the Milky Way galaxy.
26 Sep 13
These two images show a large change in X-ray brightness of a rapidly rotating neutron star, or pulsar, between 2006 and 2013.
23 May 13
A magnetar located in our galaxy, about 6,500 light years from Earth.
06 Mar 13
A globular cluster located about 15,000 light years from Earth.
07 Jan 13
A new Chandra movie of the Vela pulsar shows it may be "precessing," or wobbling as it spins.
28 Jun 12
A pulsar found racing away from a supernova remnant about 30,000 light years from Earth.
01 Feb 12
A supernova remnant located about 14,700 light years from Earth toward the center of the Milky Way
13 Jul 11
A pulsar located about 1,600 light years from Earth.
11 May 11
A supernova explosion in the Milky Way observed on Earth in the year 1054.
12 Jan 11
A system containing a black hole about 14 times the Sun's mass in orbit with a companion star.
14 Oct 10
A slowly rotating neutron star with a very weak magnetic field at its surface.
05 Oct 10
A supernova remnant in the Milky Way galaxy.
29 Mar 10
A supernova remnant about 20,000 light years from Earth.
23 Nov 09
The remnants of a star that exploded and that appeared in Earth's sky almost a thousand years ago.
03 Apr 09
A 1700-year-old pulsar and its nebula, located about 17,000 light years from Earth.
25 Mar 09
A stellar-mass black hole with about 14 times the Sunís mass in the Milky Way.
26 Feb 09
The oldest pulsar detected in X-rays at a distance of about 770 light years from Earth.
05 Nov 08
A supernova remnant and pulsar located 6,000 light years from Earth.
28 Apr 08
A globular cluster located in the Milky Way galaxy.
28 Apr 08
A globular cluster located in the Milky Way galaxy.
28 Nov 07
A neutron star created when a massive star exploded about 3,700 years ago.
27 Jun 07
A system where a neutron star is in orbit with a star several times the mass of the Sun.
30 Jan 07
The remains of a massive star that exploded.
24 Oct 06
A supernova remnant and pulsar located 6000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Taurus.
30 Aug 06
A cosmic explosion 470 million light-years away.
21 Jun 06
A binary star system consisting of a black hole and a normal star, located about 11,000 light years from Earth.
01 Jun 06
A neutron star located in a supernova remnant
02 Nov 05
A dense cluster of young stars about 16,000 light years from Earth.
19 Jul 05
A millisecond pulsar in the globular cluster 47 Tucanae
30 May 05
Two white dwarf stars orbiting each other every 5 minutes.
10 Jan 05
The central region of the Milky Way, about 25,000 light years from Earth.
14 Dec 04
A supernova remnant 10,000 light years from Earth.
23 Sep 04
A pulsar wind nebula about 16,000 light years from Earth.
30 Jul 03
Observations of globular clusters provide a crucial clue to the origin of so-called X-ray binary sources.
30 Jul 03
Observations of globular clusters provide a crucial clue to the origin of so-called X-ray binary sources.
30 Jul 03
Observations of globular clusters provide a crucial clue to the origin of so-called X-ray binary sources.
30 Jul 03
Observations of globular clusters provide a crucial clue to the origin of so-called X-ray binary sources.
30 Jul 03
Observations of globular clusters provide a crucial clue to the origin of so-called X-ray binary sources.
30 Jun 03
A jet of high-energy particles associated with the Vela pulsar about 1000 light years from Earth.
27 Feb 03
A pulsar located about 5,000 light years from Earth.
19 Sep 02
The remnant of a supernova located 6000 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus.
25 Jun 02
A distant supernova remnant with a bright ring of high-energy particles and a central point-like source.
06 Jun 02
This artist's conception depicts a neutron star located about 7,000 light years from Earth.
10 Apr 02
A compact star about 400 light years from Earth in the constellation Corona Australis.
10 Apr 02
A supernova remnant with a central pulsar about 10,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia.
06 Sep 01
The remnant of a supernova in the constellation Cassiopeia.
06 Sep 01
A neutron star located about 19,000 light years away in the constellation Circinus.
06 Sep 01
Chandra's observation showed that KS 1731-260 is a remarkably 'cool' 3 million degrees Celsius.
06 Sep 01
Chandra's image of M15 shows that it is not one neutron star binary system, but two neutron star binary systems.
02 Jul 01
Wide-Field View of Vela Pulsar and its pulsar wind nebula.
17 May 01
A globular cluster located about 15,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Tucana.
10 Jan 01
A supernova remnant with a central pulsar, located in the constellation of Sagittarius.
11 Dec 00
A supernova remnant with a newly discovered neutron star 5,000 light years from Earth.
08 Nov 00
Chandra Discovers the X-ray Signature of a Powerful Wind from a Galactic Microquasar
06 Jun 00
X-ray image of rings and jets in the compact nebula.
25 Apr 00
Scattering halo of Cygnus X-3 provides new way to measure distance.
28 Sep 99
A supernova remnant and pulsar in the constellation Taurus.
20 Sep 99
A pulsar and supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud.