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The Beautiful Universe: Chandra in HD

High definition views of Chandra's exciting science Cassiopeia A is the 300-year-old remnant created by the supernova explosion of a massive star. Each Great Observatory image highlights different characteristics of the remnant.

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    A Tour of NGC 5128 Flare

    Astronomers have found a pair of extraordinary objects that dramatically ...

    Astronomers have found a pair of extraordinary objects that dramatically burst in X-rays. This discovery, made using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton observatory, may represent a new class of explosive events.

    Oct 20, 2016 Read more
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    A Tour of Chandra's Data Archives

    Each year, Chandra X-ray Observatory helps celebrate American Archive Month ...

    Each year, Chandra X-ray Observatory helps celebrate American Archive Month by releasing a collection of images using X-ray data that have been stored in its archive.

    Oct 18, 2016 Read more
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    Is the Sun Really a Giant Pokemon?

    The Sun can create powerful storms capable of knocking out ...

    The Sun can create powerful storms capable of knocking out communication satellites and damaging electrical power systems on Earth.

    Oct 11, 2016 Read more
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    A Tour of XJ1417+52

    First discovered in observations from Chandra and XMM-Newton over a ...

    First discovered in observations from Chandra and XMM-Newton over a decade ago, this object has some interesting properties.

    Oct 7, 2016 Read more
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    Tour of Pluto

    During the summer of 2015, scientists and the public alike ...

    During the summer of 2015, scientists and the public alike were treated to a flood of images and discoveries about Pluto as the New Horizon spacecraft made an unprecedented flyby of the dwarf planet.

    Sep 16, 2016 Read more
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    Tour of RCW 103

    When stars have more than about 8 times as much ...

    When stars have more than about 8 times as much mass as the Sun, they end their lives in a spectacular explosion called a supernova.

    Sep 12, 2016 Read more
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    A Tour of CL J1001

    Galaxy clusters are incredibly important objects in the Universe since ...

    Galaxy clusters are incredibly important objects in the Universe since they are the largest objects in the Universe held together by gravity.

    Aug 31, 2016 Read more
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    The AstrOlympics Project: PRESSURE

    In science, pressure is defined as the amount of force ...

    In science, pressure is defined as the amount of force over a given area. This means you can have the same amount of force over two different areas and end up with different results.

    Aug 26, 2016 Read more
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    The AstrOlympics Project: MASS

    The range of mass in our everyday lives and what ...

    The range of mass in our everyday lives and what we can appreciate in sporting events like the Olympics is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg - especially once we allow our minds to consider the wonders of space

    Aug 24, 2016 Read more
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    The AstrOlympics: Time

    Time and our ability to measure it accurately is also ...

    Time and our ability to measure it accurately is also key for many frontiers of science, including astrophysics.

    Aug 22, 2016 Read more
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