Resources
Q & A
Glossary
Acronym Guide
Further Reading
Outside the Site
Google Sky
WWT
Facebook
Youtube
Vimeo
Twitter
Flickr
Pinterest
Multimedia, Etc
Images/Illustrations
Animation & Video
Special Features
Chandra Podcasts
Chandra Mobile
Desktop Images
The Big Chandra Picture
High Res Prints
Presentations
Handouts
Screen Savers
Audio
Web Shortcuts
Chandra Blog
RSS Feed
Chandra Mobile
Chronicle
Email Newsletter
News & Noteworthy
Image Use Policy
Questions & Answers
Glossary of Terms
Download Guide
Get Adobe Reader
Q&A: X-ray Astronomy

Q:
Do you think that in the future the X-Ray telescope will replace the Hubble telescope?

A:
No, the two telescopes are complementary, not competitive. Hubble looks at optical or visible light from objects that typically have a temperature of a few thousand to many thousands of degrees. Chandra looks at X-ray light from objects that have a temperature of a few million to many millions of degrees.

Back | Index | Next