The Beautiful Universe: Chandra in HD

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High definition views of Chandra's exciting science

Astronomers may have witnessed a smaller galaxy colliding with a larger spiral galaxy and delivering a supermassive black hole.


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Zeta Ophiuchi is a star with a complicated past, having likely been ejected from its birthplace by a powerful stellar explosion. A new look by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory helps tell more of the story of this runaway star.
Astronomers used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to determine the spin of the black hole in H1821+643, making it the most massive one to have an accurate measurement of this fundamental property.
A young pulsar is blazing through the Milky Way at a speed of over a million miles per hour. This stellar speedster is one of the fastest objects of its kind ever seen.
A new study shows a deep connection between some of the largest, most energetic events in the Universe and much smaller, weaker ones powered by our own Sun.
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As the Event Horizon Telescope was collecting data for its remarkable new image of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, a legion of other telescopes, including Chandra, was also watching.
Two new sonifications of black holes released by NASA.
A new survey of over 100 galaxies by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has uncovered signs that black holes are demolishing thousands of stars in a quest to pack on weight.
Data from Chandra reveal feasting and growing black holes throughout the cosmic web that surrounds a central galaxy.
A city-sized collapsed star has generated a beam of matter and antimatter that stretches for trillions of miles.
A city-sized collapsed star has generated a beam of matter and antimatter that stretches for trillions of miles.
A new gallery of images combining X-ray data from Chandra with those from other telescopes.
A new astronomical visualization from NASA's Universe of Learning showcases the multiwavelength emissions and 3D structures surrounding Eta Carinae, one of the most massive and eruptive stars in our galaxy.
Chandra has detected X-rays from the dwarf galaxy Mrk 462, revealing the presence of a growing supermassive black hole.
Scientists have found four enormous cavities, or bubbles, at the center of a galaxy cluster using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
A new collection of planetary nebulas containing X-rays from Chandra and optical light from Hubble.
New data suggest a white dwarf is blasting a companion object, either a low- mass star or planet, with waves of heat and radiation while pulling it apart through gravitational force.
Astronomers have found evidence for a possible planet candidate in the M51 ("Whirlpool") galaxy, representing what could be the first planet detected outside of the Milky Way.
Studies of the elements left behind by explosions like this are some of the best tools available to scientists to better understand the details of Type Ia supernovas.
A "sonification" project led by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Universe of Learning transforms otherwise inaudible data from some of the world's most powerful telescopes into sound.