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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: Normal Stars & Star Clusters

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

CoRoT-2A in 60 Seconds (09-13-2011)
In recent years, astronomers have found hundreds of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.

- Related Links:
--  Star Blasts Planet With X-rays
--  Tour of CoRoT-2A

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Carina Nebula in 60 Seconds (05-24-2011)
Located in the Sagittarius-Carina arm of the Milky Way a mere 7,500 light years from Earth, the Carina Nebula is one of the best places to study how massive stars live and die.

- Related Links:
--  Nearby Supernova Factory Ramps Up

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Rosette Nebula in 60 Seconds (09-17-2010)
This spectacular image shows the Rosette star formation region, which is located about 5,000 light years from Earth.

- Related Links:
--  The Heart of a Rose
--  Tour of Rosette Nebula

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CH Cyg in 60 Seconds (08-20-2010)
Deep within this optical image lies an intriguing system known as CH Cyg. CH Cyg is a binary star system containing a white dwarf that feeds from the wind of a red giant star.

- Related Links:
--  A Close-up View of Codependent Stellar Living
--  Tour of CH Cyg

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30 Doradus in 60 Seconds (04-17-2009)
Chandra's X-ray image of the Tarantula Nebula gives scientists a close-up view of the drama of star formation and star evolution.

- Related Links:
--  Drama In The Heart Of The Tarantula
--  Tour of 30 Doradus

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