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NGC 2516
ROSAT X-ray image of NGC 2516, a cluster of young stars. (NASA)

Cas A
ROSAT X-ray image of Cassiopeia A, a remnant of a star that exploded about 300 years ago. (NASA)

Supermassive Black Hole
Artist's rendition of the violent whirlpool of hot gas and high-energy jets near a supermassive black hole. (SAO)

UK Schmidt optical image (left) and ROSAT X-ray image (right)
Comparison of UK Schmidt optical image (left) and ROSAT X-ray image (right) of the Coma cluster of galaxies. The X-ray shows a cloud of hot gas with a temperature of 90 million degrees Celcius.

The Chandra X-ray Observatory Spacecraft (NGST)

Shuttle Columbia
Portrayal of Space Shuttle Columbia deploying Chandra (NGST)

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