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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 20 August 2010 9.00am EDT

During the last week Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

A Chandra press release was issued on Aug 18 describing observations of the nearby, massive galaxy, M87. A galactic "super-volcano" in the massive galaxy M87 is erupting and blasting gas outwards, as witnessed by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and NSF's Very Large Array. The cosmic volcano is being driven by a giant black hole in the galaxy's center and preventing hundreds of millions of new stars from forming. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/10_releases/press_081810.html

Also of note this week was the distribution to proposers of the Cycle 12 Results e-letters.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

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Radiation Belts Aug 23 4C19.71 ACIS-I SBS1102+606 ACIS-S 4C12.03 ACIS-S Z15 ACIS-I Aug 24 M31 ACIS-I SDSSJ114343.76+5500 ACIS-S SDSSJ152307.34+5353 ACIS-S VelaPWN ACIS-S PGC1192611 ACIS-S Aug 25 SPT-CL0552-5709 ACIS-I Radiation Belts SPT-CL0000-5010 ACIS-I Aug 26 4C19.71 ACIS-I FERMI-LATPSRJ2021+ ACIS-S Aug 27 Radiation Belts Aug 28 WARPSJ1415.1+3612 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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