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Chandra X-Ray Observatory

A space-based observatory that observes the universe in X-ray wavelengths. Launched in 1999, it is one of NASA’s four Great Observatories.

Featured Images

NGC 6543, the Cat's Eye Nebula

Pure Artistry April 9, 2016

Auroras on Jupiterk

Polar Rings February 22, 2016

Hubble Space Telescope view of Abell 2744, a massive galaxy cluster

On the Frontier March 9, 2015

Artist's concept of Cygnus X-1, with X-ray image shown in inset

Powerhouse August 1, 2012

X-ray view of the Carina Nebula, a stellar nursery 7,500 light-years from Earth

Star Factory May 26, 2011

Visible and X-ray image of a supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Holiday Decoration December 16, 2010

Radio Programs

Pandora’s Cluster Mapping a galactic pile-up March 9, 2015

Andromeda Galaxy II Black holes in a neighboring galaxy November 7, 2013