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Normal Galaxies & Starburst Galaxies :: Images of spiral, elliptical, and irregular galaxies that show X-ray sources associated with collapsed stars and star formation.

Image Date Title Org.
--2014--
NASA's Chandra Observatory Searches for Trigger of Nearby Supernova 14 Aug 14 NASA's Chandra Observatory Searches for Trigger of Nearby Supernova NASA 
--2013--
NASA's Hubble and Chandra Find Evidence for Densest Nearby Galaxy 24 Sep 13 NASA's Hubble and Chandra Find Evidence for Densest Nearby Galaxy NASA 
NASA's Chandra Turns up Black Hole Bonanza in Galaxy Next Door 12 Jun 13 NASA's Chandra Turns up Black Hole Bonanza in Galaxy Next Door NASA 
--2012--
NASA's Chandra Shows Milky Way is Surrounded by Halo of Hot Gas 24 Sep 12 NASA's Chandra Shows Milky Way is Surrounded by Halo of Hot Gas NASA 
Overfed Black Holes Shut Down Galactic Star-Making 09 May 12 Overfed Black Holes Shut Down Galactic Star-Making JPL 
NASA's Chandra Sees Remarkable Outburst From Old Black Hole 30 Apr 12 NASA's Chandra Sees Remarkable Outburst From Old Black Hole NASA 
--2011--
Chandra Images Gas Flowing Toward Black Hole 27 Jul 11 Chandra Images Gas Flowing Toward Black Hole NASA 
Surprise: Dwarf Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole 10 Jan 11 Surprise: Dwarf Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole CXC 
--2010--
How Often do Giant Black Holes Become Hyperactive? 20 Dec 10 How Often do Giant Black Holes Become Hyperactive? CXC 
"Survivor" Black Holes May Be Mid-Sized 29 Apr 10 "Survivor" Black Holes May Be Mid-Sized CXC 
NASA's Chandra Reveals Origin of Key Cosmic Explosions 17 Feb 10 NASA's Chandra Reveals Origin of Key Cosmic Explosions NASA 
--2009--
NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate International Year of Astronomy 10 Nov 09 NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate International Year of Astronomy NASA 
NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy With a National Unveiling of Spectacular Images 10 Feb 09 NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy With a National Unveiling of Spectacular Images NASA 
--2008--
Black Holes Are The Rhythm at The Heart of Galaxies 18 Nov 08 Black Holes Are The Rhythm at The Heart of Galaxies Univ. of Michigan 
A New Way To Weigh Giant Black Holes 16 Jul 08 A New Way To Weigh Giant Black Holes CXC 
Black Holes Have Simple Feeding Habits 18 Jun 08 Black Holes Have Simple Feeding Habits CXC 
Chandra Data Reveal Rapidly Whirling Black Holes 10 Jan 08 Chandra Data Reveal Rapidly Whirling Black Holes CXC 
--2007--
Heaviest Stellar Black Hole Discovered in Nearby Galaxy 17 Oct 07 Heaviest Stellar Black Hole Discovered in Nearby Galaxy CXC 
X-rays Provide a New Way to Investigate Exploding Stars 08 May 07 X-rays Provide a New Way to Investigate Exploding Stars ESA 
--2006--
Detection of Hot Halo Gets Theory Out of Hot Water 03 Feb 06 Detection of Hot Halo Gets Theory Out of Hot Water CXC 
NASA's Chandra Finds Black Holes Stirring Up Galaxies 10 Jan 06 NASA's Chandra Finds Black Holes Stirring Up Galaxies NASA 
--2005--
Concentrated Dark Matter at the Cores of Fossil Galaxies 07 Apr 05 Concentrated Dark Matter at the Cores of Fossil Galaxies RAS 
X-rays Signal Presence of Elusive Intermediate-Mass Black Hole 22 Mar 05 X-rays Signal Presence of Elusive Intermediate-Mass Black Hole CXC 
--2004--
Chandra's Find of Lonely Halo Raises Questions About Dark Matter 26 Oct 04 Chandra's Find of Lonely Halo Raises Questions About Dark Matter CXC 
Enigmatic X-Ray Sources Point to Possible
New Black Hole Population 01 Mar 04 Enigmatic X-Ray Sources Point to Possible New Black Hole Population NASA 
Chandra Locates Mother Lode of Planetary Ore in Colliding Galaxies 07 Jan 04 Chandra Locates Mother Lode of Planetary Ore in Colliding Galaxies NASA 
Too Fast, Too Furious: A Galaxy's Fatal Plunge 06 Jan 04 Too Fast, Too Furious: A Galaxy's Fatal Plunge STScI 
--2003--
Trail of Black Holes and Neutron Stars Points to Ancient Collision 08 Dec 03 Trail of Black Holes and Neutron Stars Points to Ancient Collision CXC 
Major Survey Suggests Finding Intermediate-Mass Black Holes Will Be a Challenge 27 May 03 Major Survey Suggests Finding Intermediate-Mass Black Holes Will Be a Challenge MSFC 
--2002--
Discovery of Giant X-Ray Disk Sheds Light on Elliptical Galaxies 18 Dec 02 Discovery of Giant X-Ray Disk Sheds Light on Elliptical Galaxies Ohio University 
Never Before Seen: Two Supermassive Black Holes in Same Galaxy 19 Nov 02 Never Before Seen: Two Supermassive Black Holes in Same Galaxy NASA 
Dark Matter Reality Check: Chandra Casts Cloud On Alternative Theory 22 Oct 02 Dark Matter Reality Check: Chandra Casts Cloud On Alternative Theory CXC 
Dwarf Galaxy Gives universe A Breath of Fresh Oxygen 23 Jul 02 Dwarf Galaxy Gives universe A Breath of Fresh Oxygen NASA 
Black Holes In Distant Galaxies Point To Wild Youth 04 Jun 02 Black Holes In Distant Galaxies Point To Wild Youth NASA 
When Worlds Collide: Chandra Observes Titanic Merger 19 Apr 02 When Worlds Collide: Chandra Observes Titanic Merger CXC 
Chandra Takes In The Bright Lights, Big City Of The Milky Way 09 Jan 02 Chandra Takes In The Bright Lights, Big City Of The Milky Way NASA 
--2001--
Hot Galactic Arms Point To Vicious Cycle 19 Dec 01 Hot Galactic Arms Point To Vicious Cycle NASA 
Astronomers Go Behind The Milky Way To Solve X-Ray Mystery 09 Aug 01 Astronomers Go Behind The Milky Way To Solve X-Ray Mystery NASA 
Chandra Detects Halo Of Hot Gas Around Milky Way-Like Galaxy 19 Jul 01 Chandra Detects Halo Of Hot Gas Around Milky Way-Like Galaxy NASA 
Chandra Sees Wealth Of Black Holes In Star-Forming Galaxies 05 Jun 01 Chandra Sees Wealth Of Black Holes In Star-Forming Galaxies NASA 
--2000--
Superbubbles Bespeak Toil and Trouble 16 Aug 00 Superbubbles Bespeak Toil and Trouble CXC 
Chandra Images the Seething Cauldron of Starburst Galaxy 14 Jan 00 Chandra Images the Seething Cauldron of Starburst Galaxy CXC 
Chandra Finds a 14 Jan 00 Chandra Finds a "Cool" Black Hole at the Heart of the Andromeda Galaxy CXC