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Podcasts: Quasars & Active Galaxies

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

NGC 1068 in 60 Seconds (03-24-2010)
This image shows one of the nearest and brightest galaxies to the Milky Way that contains a rapidly growing supermassive black hole known as NGC 1068.

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--  Winds of Change: How Black Holes May Shape Galaxies
--  Tour of NGC 1068

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M87 in 60 Seconds (11-25-2008)
M87 is a giant elliptical galaxy. At a distance of about 60 million light-years from Earth, M87 is the largest galaxy in the Virgo cluster of some 2,000 galaxies.

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--  A Nearby Galaxy Metropolis
--  Tour of M87

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Centaurus A in 60 Seconds (07-24-2008)
There is nothing subtle about the black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A. First off, it's about 10 million times more massive than the sun, and Chandra's X-ray image shows it's not just sitting quietly as a bright point in the middle.

- Related Links:
--  Jet Power and Black Hole Assortment Revealed in New Chandra Image
--  Tour of Centaurus A

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NGC 4258 in 60 Seconds (07-11-2008)
A composite image of NGC 4258, about 25 million light-years from Earth, shows an X-shaped pattern when seen in different types of light.

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--  Mysterious Arms Revealed
--  Tour of NGC 4258

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3C321 in 60 Seconds (06-12-2008)
In 3C321, a jet from a black hole in one of the galaxies is pummeling its neighbor galaxy, the first time this type of galactic violence has ever been seen. The jet could bring big trouble for any planets in its path, but could also trigger a burst of star formation in its wake.

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--  Black Hole Fires at Neighboring Galaxy
--  What's in a Name?

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