NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Images

Chandra Images
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)
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Abell 1033: To Boldly Go into Colliding Galaxy Clusters
Hidden in a distant galaxy cluster collision are wisps of gas resembling the starship Enterprise — an iconic spaceship from the “Star Trek” franchise.
(2018-11-16 00:21:00)
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Kes 75: Milky Way's Youngest Pulsar Exposes Secrets of Star's Demise
Scientists have confirmed the identity of the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result could provide astronomers new information about how some stars end their lives.
(2018-10-18 23:20:00)
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Making Head or Tail of a Galactic Landscape
Astronomers have used data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to capture a dramatic image of an enormous tail of hot gas stretching for more than a million light years behind a group of galaxies that is falling into the depths of an even-larger cluster of galaxies.
(2018-9-28 03:29:00)