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X-ray Astronomy Field Guide: Supernovas & Supernova Remnants

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Supernovas & Supernova Remnants :: X-ray sources produced by the violent explosions of massive stars.

Image Date Title Org.
--2014--
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary 22 Jul 14 NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary NASA 
NASA's Chandra Sees Runaway Pulsar Firing an Extraordinary Jet 18 Feb 14 NASA's Chandra Sees Runaway Pulsar Firing an Extraordinary Jet NASA 
--2013--
Famous Supernova Reveals Clues About Crucial Cosmic Distance Markers 18 Mar 13 Famous Supernova Reveals Clues About Crucial Cosmic Distance Markers CXC/MSFC 
NASA's Chandra Suggests Rare Explosion Created Our Galaxy's Youngest Black Hole 13 Feb 13 NASA's Chandra Suggests Rare Explosion Created Our Galaxy's Youngest Black Hole NASA 
--2011--
NASA Telescopes Help Solve Ancient Supernova Mystery 26 Oct 11 NASA Telescopes Help Solve Ancient Supernova Mystery JPL 
NASA's Fermi Spots 'Superflares' in The Crab Nebula 11 May 11 NASA's Fermi Spots 'Superflares' in The Crab Nebula NASA 
NASA'S Chandra Finds New Evidence on Origin of Supernovas 26 Apr 11 NASA'S Chandra Finds New Evidence on Origin of Supernovas CXC 
Exploding Stars and Stripes 24 Mar 11 Exploding Stars and Stripes Rutgers University 
NASA'S Chandra Finds Superfluid in Neutron Star's Core 23 Feb 11 NASA'S Chandra Finds Superfluid in Neutron Star's Core CXC 
--2010--
NASA's Chandra Finds Youngest Nearby Black Hole 15 Nov 10 NASA's Chandra Finds Youngest Nearby Black Hole CXC 
--2009--
Supernova Explosions Stay In Shape 17 Dec 09 Supernova Explosions Stay In Shape CXC 
Carbon Atmosphere Discovered On Neutron Star 04 Nov 09 Carbon Atmosphere Discovered On Neutron Star CXC 
NASA Celebrates Chandra's 10th Anniversary 23 Jul 09 NASA Celebrates Chandra's 10th Anniversary NASA 
Milky Way's Super-efficient Particle Accelerators Caught in The Act 26 Jun 09 Milky Way's Super-efficient Particle Accelerators Caught in The Act ESO 
Cassiopeia A Comes Alive Across Time and Space 06 Jan 09 Cassiopeia A Comes Alive Across Time and Space CXC 
--2008--
Powerful Nearby Supernova Caught By Web 25 Sep 08 Powerful Nearby Supernova Caught By Web CXC 
NASA's Swift Satellite Catches First Supernova in The Act of Exploding 21 May 08 NASA's Swift Satellite Catches First Supernova in The Act of Exploding NASA 
Discovery of Most Recent Supernova in Our Galaxy 14 May 08 Discovery of Most Recent Supernova in Our Galaxy NASA 
Action Replay of  Powerful Stellar Explosion 20 Mar 08 Action Replay of Powerful Stellar Explosion CXC 
Possible Progenitor of Special Supernova Type Detected 13 Feb 08 Possible Progenitor of Special Supernova Type Detected CXC 
--2007--
Chandra Discovers Cosmic Cannonball 28 Nov 07 Chandra Discovers Cosmic Cannonball CXC 
Stellar Forensics with Striking Image from Chandra 23 Oct 07 Stellar Forensics with Striking Image from Chandra 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 
NASA's Chandra Sees Brightest Supernova Ever 07 May 07 NASA's Chandra Sees Brightest Supernova Ever NASA 
Massive Star Burps, Then Explodes 04 Apr 07 Massive Star Burps, Then Explodes Univ. Cal. Berkeley 
X-ray Evidence Supports Possible New Class Of Supernova 04 Jan 07 X-ray Evidence Supports Possible New Class Of Supernova CXC 
--2006--
Chandra Discovers Relativistic Pinball Machine 15 Nov 06 Chandra Discovers Relativistic Pinball Machine CXC 
New Evidence Links Stellar Remains to Oldest Recorded Supernova 18 Sep 06 New Evidence Links Stellar Remains to Oldest Recorded Supernova CXC 
The Case of the Neutron Star With a Wayward Wake 01 Jun 06 The Case of the Neutron Star With a Wayward Wake CXC 
--2005--
NASA Scientists Witness a Supernova Cosmic Rite of Passage 29 Nov 05 NASA Scientists Witness a Supernova Cosmic Rite of Passage GSFC 
NASA Space Observatories Glimpse Faint Afterglow of Nearby Stellar Explosion 04 Oct 05 NASA Space Observatories Glimpse Faint Afterglow of Nearby Stellar Explosion STScI 
Tycho's Remnant Provides Shocking Evidence for Cosmic Rays 22 Sep 05 Tycho's Remnant Provides Shocking Evidence for Cosmic Rays CXC 
Cosmic Shell-Seekers Find a Beauty 19 Apr 05 Cosmic Shell-Seekers Find a Beauty CXC 
--2004--
Going to Extremes: Pulsar Gives Insight on Ultra Dense Matter and Magnetic Fields 14 Dec 04 Going to Extremes: Pulsar Gives Insight on Ultra Dense Matter and Magnetic Fields CXC 
NASA's Great Observatories May Unravel 400-Year Old Supernova Mystery 06 Oct 04 NASA's Great Observatories May Unravel 400-Year Old Supernova Mystery NASA 
Deepest Image of Exploded Star Uncovers Bipolar Jets 23 Aug 04 Deepest Image of Exploded Star Uncovers Bipolar Jets NASA 
Smoking Gun Found for Gamma-Ray Burst in Milky Way 02 Jun 04 Smoking Gun Found for Gamma-Ray Burst in Milky Way CXC 
--2003--
Chandra Finds Rich Oxygen Supply Inside Glowing Ring 26 May 03 Chandra Finds Rich Oxygen Supply Inside Glowing Ring CXC 
--2002--
Space Movie Reveals Shocking Secrets Of The Crab Pulsar 19 Sep 02 Space Movie Reveals Shocking Secrets Of The Crab Pulsar NASA 
Energetic Ring Shows Way To Discovery Of Pulsar 25 Jun 02 Energetic Ring Shows Way To Discovery Of Pulsar "Bulls-Eye" CXC 
--2001--
Young Pulsar Reveals Clues to Supernova 06 Sep 01 Young Pulsar Reveals Clues to Supernova CXC 
Chandra Examines a Quadrillion-Volt Pulsar 06 Sep 01 Chandra Examines a Quadrillion-Volt Pulsar CXC 
Scientists Discover Supernova May Control Activity in the Center of Our Galaxy 01 Feb 01 Scientists Discover Supernova May Control Activity in the Center of Our Galaxy PSU 
Chandra Associates Pulsar and Historic Supernova 10 Jan 01 Chandra Associates Pulsar and Historic Supernova NASA 
--2000--
High School Students Discover Neutron Star Using Chandra and VLA Data 11 Dec 00 High School Students Discover Neutron Star Using Chandra and VLA Data CXC 
Impact! Chandra Images a Young Supernova Blast Wave 11 May 00 Impact! Chandra Images a Young Supernova Blast Wave CXC 
Chandra Finds Oxygen and Neon Ring in Ashes of Exploded Star 14 Jan 00 Chandra Finds Oxygen and Neon Ring in Ashes of Exploded Star CXC 
--1999--
Chandra Maps Vital Elements From Supernova 21 Dec 99 Chandra Maps Vital Elements From Supernova CXC 
The End of Days -- Chandra Catches X-ray Glow From Supernova 14 Dec 99 The End of Days -- Chandra Catches X-ray Glow From Supernova CXC 
Chandra Discovers X-Ray Ring Around Cosmic Powerhouse in Crab Nebula 28 Sep 99 Chandra Discovers X-Ray Ring Around Cosmic Powerhouse in Crab Nebula CXC 
Chandra Images Provide New Vision of Cosmic Explosions 20 Sep 99 Chandra Images Provide New Vision of Cosmic Explosions CXC 
Distant Supernova Remnant Imaged by Chandra's High Resolution Camera 10 Sep 99 Distant Supernova Remnant Imaged by Chandra's High Resolution Camera CXC 
NASA Unveils First Images From Chandra X-Ray Observatory 26 Aug 99 NASA Unveils First Images From Chandra X-Ray Observatory CXC