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Chandra - 15 Years and Counting
1. Chandra - 15 Years and Counting
QuickTime MPEG Celebrating 15 years of science with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory: Chandra allows scientists from around the world to obtain X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, manages the Chandra program for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, controls Chandra's science and flight operations.
[Runtime: 14:30]
(Credit: NASA/MSFC)
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Chandra's Universe
2. Chandra's Universe
Windows Media Chandra's X-ray images continue to add volumes to humankind's understanding of some of the most fundamental processes in our universe. The biggest and most important scientific contribution that Chandra has made is to give us an X-ray tool on par with any other wavelength range to study the universe.
[Runtime: 24:00]
(Credit: NASA/MSFC)
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Review Chandra's Past 5 Years
3. Review Chandra's Past 5 Years
QuickTime MPEG This retrospective movie combines clips of Chandra's launch and deployment, the excitement of seeing Chandra's first photons and Cassiopeia A, a collection of spectacular Chandra images, and short segments from astrophysicists whose work on Chandra data has lead to some fascinating discoveries. Scientists include Dr. George Pavlov (Vela Pulsar), Dr. Claude Canizares (PKS 2155-304/IGM), Dr. Caleb Scharf (4C41.17 & 3C294), Dr. Bruce Margon (Perseus), Dr. Steve Allen (Abell 2029/clusters), Dr. Stefanie Komossa (NGC 6240), Dr. Niel Brandt (GOODS Deep Fields).
[Runtime: 3:25]
(Credit: NASA/CXC)
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