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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: 2009

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

Best of The Beautiful Universe (12-28-2009)
In its first decade of exploration, Chandra has expanded our view of the universe with its unrivaled ability to create high-resolution X-ray images of cosmic phenomena.

- Related Links:
--  Deep Impact - Chandra Top Ten (Plus One) in Ten
--  Chandra's First Decade of Discovery

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Chandra's Extraordinary Universe (12-21-2009)
In ten years of operation, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has transformed our view of the high-energy universe with its ability to make exquisite X-ray images of star clusters, supernova remnants, galactic eruptions, and collisions between clusters of galaxies.

- Related Links:
--  Animations & Video: Introductory Trailer to Chandra
--  Chandra's First Decade of Discovery

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Multiwavelength Crab Nebula in 60 Seconds (12-07-2009)
The Crab Nebula is one of the most studied objects in the night sky. This version of the Crab Nebula combines data from three different telescopes.

- Related Links:
--  The Crab Nebula: A Cosmic Icon
--  Tour of Crab Nebula

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Multiwavelength Galactic Center in 60 Seconds (11-23-2009)
This never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way combines a near-infrared view from Hubble, an infrared image from Spitzer, and X-ray data from Chandra.

- Related Links:
--  NASA's Great Observatories Examine the Galactic Center Region
--  Tour of Multiwavelength Galactic Center

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The Cassiopeia A in 60 Seconds (11-09-2009)
Cassiopeia A is a supernova remnant found embedded in the constellation that bears its name, which is known as the queen in Greek mythology.

- Related Links:
--  Carbon Atmosphere Discovered On Neutron Star
--  Tour of Cassiopeia A

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JKCS041 in 60 Seconds (10-26-2009)
The most distant galaxy cluster yet has been found some 10.2 billion light-years from Earth.

- Related Links:
--  Galaxy Cluster Smashes Distance Record
--  Tour of JKCS041

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NGC 6240 in 60 Seconds (10-07-2009)
NGC 6240 is a system in which two supermassive black holes are a mere 3,000 light years apart, virtually nothing in astronomical terms.

- Related Links:
--  Black Holes Go "Mano A Mano"
--  Tour of NGC 6240

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Galactic Center in 60 Seconds (09-22-2009)
This image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals a wealth of exotic objects and high-energy features at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

- Related Links:
--  New Vista of Milky Way Center Unveiled
--  Tour of Galactic Center

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Hydra A in 60 Seconds (09-14-2009)
This composite image of the Hydra A galaxy cluster shows 10-million-degree gas observed by Chandra and jets of radio emission observed by the Very Large Array.

- Related Links:
--  Black Hole Pumps Iron
--  Tour of Hydra A

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Cepheus B in 60 Seconds (08-28-2009)
A new study from two of NASA's "Great Observatories" provides fresh insight into how some stars are born, along with a beautiful new image of a stellar nursery in our own Milky Way Galaxy.

- Related Links:
--  Trigger-Happy Star Formation
--  Tour of Cepheus B

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