By Definition
High Definition
Standard Definition
By Length
Full (4-12 min)
Short (1-4 min)
By Date
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
By Category
Solar System
Stars
White Dwarfs
Supernovas
Neutron Stars
Black Holes
Milky Way Galaxy
Normal Galaxies
Quasars
Groups of Galaxies
Cosmology/Deep Field
Miscellaneous
HTE
STOP
Space Scoop for Kids!
Subscribe
How To
Apple iTunes
RSS Reader
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
Recent Podcast
Pillars of Erosion
Pillars of Erosion
Erosion is what happens when some sort of force wears down an object. (2014-04-08)
Chandra X-ray Observatory Podcasts (Standard Definition)

Standard Definition

Subscribe and automatically download fresh audio/video content: View content online by clicking the "View Podcast" links below (requires QuickTime 7.0 or other H.264-compliant video viewer. If videos do not play, right click or control click on the link to download the file to your hard drive & then open). Or, subscribe to the podcast using a program such as iTunes or ipodder with the podcast RSS/XML web address (listed below).

- Subscribe through Apple iTunes
- Subscribe by copying this link into your RSS reader


Video Podcast Listing: Full Feature (4-12 min)


From First Light to Eighth Anniversary (08-24-2007)
Chandra's launch aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999, was obviously a very important event. However, you might say it wasn't until about a month later that the Chandra mission really got started. In late August, after weeks of getting the spacecraft into the correct orbit and testing out various aspects of the satellite, Chandra was ready for its debut to the public. This was Chandra's First Light. Chandra's director, Dr. Harvey Tananbaum, explains the significance of that early image.

- Related Links:
--  Cassiopeia A

XML Podcast banner


How It All Started (07-26-2007)
Just after midnight on July 23, 1999, the Space Shuttle Columbia launched in orbit with the heaviest payload ever carried by a shuttle. Its precious cargo was the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has helped revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.

- Related Links:
--  STS-93 - Chandra Deployment Mission

XML Podcast banner


Mergers And Acquisitions In The Cosmos (06-28-2007)
News about mergers is usually found in the business section. But many objects in the Universe, from black holes to clusters of galaxies, are also prone to mergers. Like the corporate world, cosmic mergers are dictated by where the most assets lie.

- Related Links:
--  Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

XML Podcast banner


The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall (05-24-2007)
When you look at the night sky, stars look like permanent fixtures of light. However, stars are born, live for a period of time, and then ultimately die. How they die is directly linked to how massive they were when they were born.

- Related Links:
--  SN 2006gy

XML Podcast banner


The Exotic World of Neutron Stars (04-30-2007)
Neutron stars are created when a massive star runs out of fuel and collapses. As the star collapses, the density becomes so immense that protons and electrons are squeezed tightly together to form neutrons. The end result is a star only 20 km across but weighing 1 1/2 times more than our sun and made up mostly of neutrons.

- Related Links:
--  Neutron Stars/X-ray Binaries

XML Podcast banner


<< Back | More Podcasts >>


Please note: These podcasts include artist illustrations and conceptual animations in addition to astronomical data.