The Beautiful Universe: Chandra in HD

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High definition views of Chandra's exciting science

E0102 in 60 Seconds July 23, 2009
The supernova remnant known as E0102 was one of the targets that Chandra first observed after its launch in 1999.
This beautiful image gives a new look at Stephan's Quintet, a compact group of galaxies discovered about 130 years ago and located about 280 million light years from Earth.
GRS 1915 in 60 Seconds June 25, 2009
We start with an optical and infrared image that shows the crowded area around the object known as GRS 1915+105, or GRS 1915 for short.
This sequence begins with an infrared view from the Spitzer Space Telescope of the central region of the Milky Way.
This image contains one of the most complex galaxy clusters known, which is located about 5.4 billion light years from Earth.
Medusa in 60 Seconds May 1, 2009
NGC 4194 is a galaxy that is found about 110 million light years from Earth.
30 30 Doradus in 60 Seconds April 17, 2009
Chandra's X-ray image of the Tarantula Nebula gives scientists a close-up view of the drama of star formation and star evolution.
A small dense object is responsible for the remarkably complex and intriguing structures seen in this image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
NGC 604 in 60 Seconds March 23, 2009
NGC 604 is a divided neighborhood in the galaxy M33, where some 200 hot, young massive stars reside.
The Crab Nebula is one of the best-known images ever taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
M101 in 60 Seconds Feb. 10, 2009
This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 is a composite of observations from NASA's three Great Observatories.
Abell 85 in 60 Seconds Jan. 23, 2009
The composite image shows the galaxy cluster known as Abell 85, which is located about 740 million light years from Earth.
For the first time, a multiwavelength three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of a supernova remnant has been created.
G292.01+8 in 60 Seconds Dec. 22, 2008
This image shows how complex a star's afterlife can be.
M84 in 60 Seconds Dec. 12, 2008
M84 is a massive elliptical galaxy located about 55 million light years from Earth in the Virgo Cluster.
M87 in 60 Seconds Nov. 25, 2008
M87 is a giant elliptical galaxy. At a distance of about 60 million light- years from Earth, M87 is the largest galaxy in the Virgo cluster of some 2,000 galaxies.
Abell 1689 in 60 Seconds Nov. 14, 2008
Abell 1689 is a massive cluster of galaxies located about 2.3 billion light- years away.
SN1996cr in 60 Seconds Oct. 31, 2008
In 1995 or 1996 a supernova exploded in a nearby galaxy, but no one on Earth knew it at the time.
RCW 108 in 60 Seconds Oct. 16, 2008
RCW 108 is a region where stars are actively forming about 4,000 light-years from Earth.
The giant galaxy, Perseus A, which is also known as NGC 1275, is a well-known source of strong radio radiation.