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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
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A telescope designed to detect X-ray emission from regions of the Universe.
A telescope designed to detect X-ray emission from regions of the Universe.

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30 years after the brightest exploding star in over 400 years was observed, spectacular Supernova 1987A is entering a new era in the life of a doomed star.

Check out the images and videos!
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2017/sn1987a/

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This image of galaxy cluster Abell 3376, located in the Columba constellation, is about 5 million light years across!

Want to know more? http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2010/a3376/
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At about 300,000 light years across, this region is more than 7 million degrees Kelvin and contains the mass of 10 billion Suns!

Want to know more? http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2013/ngc6240/
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This composite image of 3C321 shows the jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy striking the edge of another galaxy.

Want to know more? http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2007/3c321/

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In a region known as DEM L241, evidence that a companion star survived a supernova explosion!

Want to know more? http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2014/deml241/
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NGC 1068 is a nearby spiral galaxy containing a black hole at its center that is twice as massive as the one in the Milky Way.

Want to know more? http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2010/ngc1068/
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Star formation is on overdrive in M82! This starburst galaxy is located about 12 million light years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major.

Want to know more? http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2011/m82/
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@chandraxray releases 6 new objects for #Archives month, from young stars to distant clusters: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2016/archives/ …
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Using Chandra, scientists have detected X-rays from Pluto for the first time. During four observations between February 2014 and August 2015, low-energy X-rays from Pluto were found.This X-ray emission comes from interaction between Pluto's atmosphere and a wind of particles from the Sun. This result provides new insight into Pluto and its surrounding environment.
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This image contains the most distant galaxy cluster, a discovery made using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other telescopes. The galaxy cluster, known as CL J1001+0220, is located about 11.1 billion light years from Earth and may have been caught right after birth, a brief, but important stage of cluster evolution never seen before.

The remote galaxy cluster was found in data from the COSMOS survey, a project that observes the same patch of sky in many different kinds of light ranging from radio waves to X-rays. This composite shows CL J1001+0220 (CL J1001, for short) in X-rays from Chandra (purple), infrared data from ESO's UltraVISTA survey (red, green, and blue), and radio waves from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) (green). The diffuse X-ray emission comes from a large amount of hot gas, one of the defining elements of a galaxy cluster, as described in the press release.
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