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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.

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.

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

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Crab Nebula in 60 Seconds (03-05-2009)
The Crab Nebula is one of the best-known images ever taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

- Related Links:
--  Fingers, Loops and Bays in The Crab Nebula
--  Tour of the Crab Nebula

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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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Abell 85 in 60 Seconds (01-23-2009)
The composite image shows the galaxy cluster known as Abell 85, which is located about 740 million light years from Earth.

- Related Links:
--  Dark Energy Found Stifling Growth in Universe
--  Tour of Abell 85

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3-D Fly-Through of Cassiopeia A (01-08-2009)
For the first time, a multiwavelength three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of a supernova remnant has been created.

- Related Links:
--  A Star From the Inside Out

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