NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Images

Chandra Images
Storm Rages in Cosmic Teacup
Fancy a cup of cosmic tea? This one isn’t as calming as the ones on Earth. In a galaxy hosting a structure nicknamed the “Teacup,” a galactic storm is raging.
(2019-3-15 00:57:00)
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Galactic Bubbles Play Cosmic Pinball with Energetic Particles
We all know bubbles from soapy baths or sodas. These bubbles of everyday experience on Earth are only a few inches across, and consist of a thin film of liquid enclosing a small volume of air or other gas. In space, however, there are very different bubbles – composed of a lighter gas inside a heavier one – and they can be huge.
(2019-3-1 00:00:00)
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Astronomers Find Dark Energy May Vary Over Time
A new study using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton suggests that dark energy may have varied over cosmic time.
(2019-1-29 07:52:00)
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Cosmic Fountain Powered by Giant Black Hole
The Abell 2597 galaxy cluster shows the first clear evidence for the simultaneous inward and outward flow of gas being driven by a supermassive black hole.
(2018-12-14 05:00:00)
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Double Trouble: A White Dwarf Surprises Astronomers
Astronomers have detected a bright X-ray outburst from a star in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy almost 200,000 light years from Earth. A combination of X-ray and optical data indicate that the source of this radiation is a white dwarf star that may be the fastest-growing white dwarf ever observed.
(2018-12-5 01:25:00)