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Tour: Cosmic Hand Hitting a Wall June 24, 2021
Motions of a remarkable cosmic structure have been measured for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Tour: Super Flares June 16, 2021
The largest survey ever of star-forming regions in X-rays outlines the link between very powerful flares and the impact they could have on planets in orbit around them.
Tour: A New Panorama of Our Galactic Center May 27, 2021
A new panorama from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope provides a stunning view of the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
Chandra's collection of 3D computer models and prints is now available on a new platform from the Smithsonian Institution. This will provide greater access to these resources for libraries, museums, scientists, and the public.
Tour: Cassiopeia A April 21, 2021
Astronomers have discovered an important type of titanium blasting out from the center of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, a result that could be a major advance in understanding how some massive stars explode.
Tour: M87 in Different Wavelengths of Light April 14, 2021
In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in the galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told.
Tour: Uranus March 31, 2021
Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
As part of our ongoing data sonification series, three new images have now been released.
Tour: PJ352-15 March 9, 2021
Astronomers may have found the most distant supermassive black hole with a jet detected in X-rays using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Tour: Supernova 1987A Pulsar Wind Nebula Feb. 23, 2021
Astronomers have found evidence for the existence of a neutron star at the center of Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), which scientists have been seeking for over three decades.
Tour: Sagittarius A East Feb. 8, 2021
Astronomers have found evidence for an unusual type of supernova near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Tour: Triple Galaxy Mergers Jan. 14, 2021
When three galaxies collide, what happens to the central black holes growing at the cores of each?
Tour: Chandra Studies Extraordinary Magnetar Jan. 8, 2021
In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic stars, with the discovery of a magnetar.
Tour: On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole Dec. 17, 2020
Despite searching with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have no evidence that a distant black hole estimated to weigh billions of times the mass of the Sun is anywhere to be found.
Tour: Data Sonification: A New Cosmic Triad of Sound Nov. 30, 2020
A new trio of examples of 'data sonification' from NASA missions provides a new method to enjoy an arrangement of cosmic objects.
Tour: A Cosmic Amethyst in a Dying Star Nov. 12, 2020
Astronomers using Chandra have found a bubble of ultra-hot gas at the center of a planetary nebula in our galaxy called IC 4593.
A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy?
What do Albert Einstein, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a pair of stars 200,000 trillion miles from Earth have in common?
Tour: The Recipe for Powerful Quasar Jets Oct. 14, 2020
Scientists have studied more than 700 quasars -- rapidly growing supermassive black holes -- to isolate the factors that determine why some of these black holes launch jets and others do not.