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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 Galaxies & Starburst Galaxies

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

Galactic Ridge in 60 Seconds (05-29-2009)
This sequence begins with an infrared view from the Spitzer Space Telescope of the central region of the Milky Way.

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--  Resolving a Galactic Mystery
--  Tour of Galactic Ridge

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NGC 604 in 60 Seconds (03-23-2009)
NGC 604 is a divided neighborhood in the galaxy M33, where some 200 hot, young massive stars reside.

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--  Wall Divides East and West Sides of Cosmic Metropolis
--  Tour of NGC 604

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M101 in 60 Seconds (02-10-2009)
This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 is a composite of observations from NASA's three Great Observatories.

- Related Links:
--  A Spectacular Image to Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy
--  Tour of M101

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M84 in 60 Seconds (12-12-2008)
M84 is a massive elliptical galaxy located about 55 million light years from Earth in the Virgo Cluster.

- Related Links:
--  Huge Russian Dolls Surrounding a Galaxy
--  Tour of M84

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M81 in 60 Seconds (08-21-2008)
This image of the mammoth spiral galaxy M81, located about 12 million light years away, contains data from four different NASA satellites.

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--  Black Holes Have Simple Feeding Habits
--  Tour of M81

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