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A Tour of The Big, Bad & Beautiful Universe with Chandra
A Tour of The Big, Bad & Beautiful Universe with Chandra
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, we have released four new images of supernova remnants. These show Chandra’s ability to study the remains of supernova explosions, using images that are the sharpest available in X-ray astronomy. The images of the Tycho and G292.0+1.8 supernova remnants show how Chandra can trace the expanding debris of an exploded star. The images show shock waves, similar to sonic booms from a supersonic plane, that travel through space at speeds of millions of miles per hour. The images of the Crab Nebula and 3C58 show the effects of very dense, rapidly spinning neutron stars created when a massive star explodes. These neutron stars can create clouds of high-energy particles that glow brightly in X-rays. The image for G292 shows oxygen (yellow and orange), and other elements such as magnesium (green) and silicon and sulfur (blue) that were forged in the star before it exploded. For the other images, the lower energy X-rays are shown in red and green and the highest energy X-rays are shown in blue. (2014-07-22)
Podcasts: Black Holes

Recent discoveries and updates of the Chandra mission in video and audio formats.

NGC 4342 and NGC 4291 in 60 Seconds (06-13-2012)
Astronomers think that just about every galaxy has a giant black hole at its center.

- Related Links:
--  Black Hole Growth Found to be Out of Synch
--  Tour of NGC 4342 and NGC 4291

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CID-42 in 60 Seconds (06-04-2012)
At the center of a galaxy some 4 billion light years from Earth, something extraordinary is happening. This galaxy, known as CID-42, contains a giant black hole.

- Related Links:
--  Giant Black Hole Kicked Out of Home Galaxy
--  Tour of CID-42

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Sgr A* in 60 Seconds (02-09-2012)
Over several years, astronomers have noticed flares in X-ray light from the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

- Related Links:
--  NASA's Chandra Finds Milky Way's Black Hole May be Grazing on Asteroids
--  Tour of Sagittarius A*

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Cygnus X-1 in 60 Seconds (11-18-2011)
Over three decades ago, Stephen Hawking placed, and eventually lost, a bet against the existence of a black hole in Cygnus X-1.

- Related Links:
--  NASA's Chandra Adds to Black Hole Birth Announcement
--  Tour of Cygnus X-1

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NGC 3115 in 60 Seconds (07-27-2011)
This is NGC 3115, a galaxy located about 32 million light years from Earth. This composite image contains X-rays from Chandra as well as optical data from the Very Large Telescope.

- Related Links:
--  Chandra Images Gas Flowing Toward Black Hole
--  Tour of NGC 3115

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