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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: 2013

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

SN1006 in 60 Seconds (04-22-2013)
The new Chandra data provide new details about SN 1006.

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--  X-Ray View of A Thousand-Year-Old Cosmic Tapestry
--  Tour of SN 1006

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Shadows: Light That Does Not Pass (04-17-2013)
Shadows occur on other planets as well. One excellent place to look for shadows in our Solar System is the planet Jupiter.

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--  Here, There, and Everywhere

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The Shape of Speed (04-11-2013)
Bow waves are not just found in duck ponds. Rather they can be anywhere in water, air, or even space where an object is moving quickly enough.

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--  Here, There, and Everywhere

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NGC 602 in 60 Seconds (04-03-2013)
The Small Magellanic Cloud - also known as the SMC - is one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way.

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--  Taken Under the
--  Tour of NGC 602

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STOP for Science: When Stars Go Boom (03-27-2013)
Our Sun is a star. In fact, it is the closest star we'll ever see. The Sun is about 5 billion years old and will live for about 5 billion more. But not all stars live this long.

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--  STOP for Science

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