NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Images

Chandra Images
'X'-ploring the Eagle Nebula and 'Pillars of Creation'
The Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, contains the young star cluster NGC 6611. It also the site of the spectacular star-forming region known as the Pillars of Creation, which is located in the southern portion of the Eagle Nebula.
(2018-7-13 01:28:00)
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Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Center of the Milky Way
Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
(2018-5-31 00:29:00)
Chandra Images
Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Milky Way Center
Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
(2018-5-10 01:08:00)
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Stellar Family Portrait in X-rays
In some ways, star clusters are like giant families with thousands of stellar siblings. These stars come from the same origins – a common cloud of gas and dust – and are bound to one another by gravity. Astronomers think that our Sun was born in a star cluster about 4.6 billion years ago that quickly dispersed.
(2018-5-2 23:58:00)
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A Crab Walks Through Time
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory launch into space. The Crab Nebula was one of the first objects that Chandra examined with its sharp X-ray vision, and it has been a frequent target of the telescope ever since.
(2018-3-14 21:00:00)