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A Tour of Cyg X-3's Little FriendA Tour of Cyg X-3's Little Friend

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EST

The story of how stars are born and eventually die can be a complicated one.The story of how stars are born and eventually die can be a complicated one.


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A Tour of NGC 5128 FlareA Tour of NGC 5128 Flare

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

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.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.


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A Tour of Chandra's Data ArchivesA Tour of Chandra's Data Archives

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

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.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.


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Is the Sun Really a Giant Pokemon?Is the Sun Really a Giant Pokemon?

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

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


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A Tour of XJ1417+52A Tour of XJ1417+52

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST

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


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Tour of PlutoTour of Pluto

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EST

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.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.


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Tour of RCW 103Tour of RCW 103

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EST

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.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.


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A Tour of CL J1001A Tour of CL J1001

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:00:00 EST

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


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The AstrOlympics Project: PRESSUREThe AstrOlympics Project: PRESSURE

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:00 EST

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.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.


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The AstrOlympics Project: MASSThe AstrOlympics Project: MASS

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:00 EST

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 spaceThe 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


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The AstrOlympics: TimeThe AstrOlympics: Time

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:00 EST

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


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A Tour of G11.2-0.3A Tour of G11.2-0.3

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:00:00 EST

While they may sound like very different and distinct fields, astronomy and history can intersect in very interesting and important ways.While they may sound like very different and distinct fields, astronomy and history can intersect in very interesting and important ways.


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A Tour of IC 2497A Tour of IC 2497

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:00:00 EST

A galaxy and a cloud of cool gas located about 680 million light years from Earth.A galaxy and a cloud of cool gas located about 680 million light years from Earth.


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A Tour of GJ 3253A Tour of GJ 3253

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:00:00 EST

A low-mass red dwarf star about 31 light years away from Earth.A low-mass red dwarf star about 31 light years away from Earth.


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A Tour of GRB 140903AA Tour of GRB 140903A

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:00:00 EST

Gamma-ray bursts are some of the most powerful explosions in the Universe.Gamma-ray bursts are some of the most powerful explosions in the Universe.


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The AstrOlympics Project: DISTANCEThe AstrOlympics Project: DISTANCE

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:00 EST

Despite how large some Olympic distances may seem, they are just a tiny fraction of the lengths we see across space.Despite how large some Olympic distances may seem, they are just a tiny fraction of the lengths we see across space.


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A Tour of VLA J2130+12A Tour of VLA J2130+12

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:00:00 EST

Astronomers have found many black holes both here in our Milky Way galaxy and beyond.Astronomers have found many black holes both here in our Milky Way galaxy and beyond.


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The AstrOlympics Project: SPEEDThe AstrOlympics Project: SPEED

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:00:00 EST

By converting speeds from common experiences into meters per second, we can use this as a reference point for exploring the enormous range of speeds around the world and across the Universe.By converting speeds from common experiences into meters per second, we can use this as a reference point for exploring the enormous range of speeds around the world and across the Universe.


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The AstrOlympics Project: ROTATIONThe AstrOlympics Project: ROTATION

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:00 EST

In the Olympic Games, athletes often need to rotate in order to compete in their sports. We also find things in space that rotate.In the Olympic Games, athletes often need to rotate in order to compete in their sports. We also find things in space that rotate.


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A Tour of TW HyaA Tour of TW Hya

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:00:00 EST

One of the most exciting developments in astronomy in the last couple of decades has been the discovery and study of planets around stars other than our Sun.One of the most exciting developments in astronomy in the last couple of decades has been the discovery and study of planets around stars other than our Sun.


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What Do Olympic Athletes and Objects in Space have in Common?What Do Olympic Athletes and Objects in Space have in Common?

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:00 EST

The AstrOlympics project explores the spectacular range of science that we can find both in the impressive feats of the Olympic Games as well as in cosmic phenomena throughout the Universe.The AstrOlympics project explores the spectacular range of science that we can find both in the impressive feats of the Olympic Games as well as in cosmic phenomena throughout the Universe.


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A Tour of Black Hole SeedsA Tour of Black Hole Seeds

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:00 EST

The new results suggest that at least some of the supermassive black holes in the early Universe formed through this direct collapse method.The new results suggest that at least some of the supermassive black holes in the early Universe formed through this direct collapse method.


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A Tour of Tycho's Supernova RemnantA Tour of Tycho's Supernova Remnant

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:00 EST

In modern times, astronomers have observed the debris field from this explosion - what is now known as Tycho's supernova remnant - with many telescopes including the Chandra X-ray Observatory.In modern times, astronomers have observed the debris field from this explosion - what is now known as Tycho's supernova remnant - with many telescopes including the Chandra X-ray Observatory.


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A Tour of Galaxy ClustersA Tour of Galaxy Clusters

Fri, 06 May 2016 12:00:00 EST

A new study tries to tackle the questions surrounding dark energy by examining properties of X-ray emission from galaxy clusters.A new study tries to tackle the questions surrounding dark energy by examining properties of X-ray emission from galaxy clusters.


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A Tour of Comets ISON and PanSTARRSA Tour of Comets ISON and PanSTARRS

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:00:00 EST

Recently, astronomers have performed such a study using observations with Chandra of two comets, named ISON and PanSTARRS.Recently, astronomers have performed such a study using observations with Chandra of two comets, named ISON and PanSTARRS.


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A Tour of G1.9+0.3A Tour of G1.9+0.3

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:00 EST

A little more than a century ago, as seen from the Earth, a star exploded near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.A little more than a century ago, as seen from the Earth, a star exploded near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.


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A Tour of JupiterA Tour of Jupiter

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:00:00 EST

A new study using data from Chandra X-ray Observatory has shown that storms from the Sun are triggering auroras in X-ray light.A new study using data from Chandra X-ray Observatory has shown that storms from the Sun are triggering auroras in X-ray light.


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A Tour of Frontier FieldsA Tour of Frontier Fields

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:00:00 EST

Two of these Frontier Fields galaxy clusters, going by their abbreviated names, are MACS J0416 and MACS J0717.Two of these Frontier Fields galaxy clusters, going by their abbreviated names, are MACS J0416 and MACS J0717.


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A Tour of B3 0727+409A Tour of B3 0727+409

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST

Astronomers have used Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover a jet from a very distant supermassive black hole being illuminated by the oldest light in the Universe.Astronomers have used Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover a jet from a very distant supermassive black hole being illuminated by the oldest light in the Universe.


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A Tour of Pictor AA Tour of Pictor A

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST

The Universe produces phenomena that often surpass what science fiction can conjure.The Universe produces phenomena that often surpass what science fiction can conjure.


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A Tour of IDCS J1426.5+3508A Tour of IDCS J1426.5+3508

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:00:00 EST

New X-ray data from Chandra confirmed that IDCS J1426 was indeed enormous, weighing in at a whopping 500 trillion times the mass of our Sun.New X-ray data from Chandra confirmed that IDCS J1426 was indeed enormous, weighing in at a whopping 500 trillion times the mass of our Sun.


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A Tour of NGC 5195A Tour of NGC 5195

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:00:00 EST

Astronomers using Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered evidence for powerful blasts produced by a giant black hole.Astronomers using Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered evidence for powerful blasts produced by a giant black hole.


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Bubbles, Bubbles, EverywhereBubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST

Bubbles represent important physical phenomena that can be found across many scales and in many different types of objects.Bubbles represent important physical phenomena that can be found across many scales and in many different types of objects.


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A Tour of Zwicky 8338A Tour of Zwicky 8338

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST

An extraordinary ribbon of hot gas trailing behind a galaxy like a tail has been discovered using data from Chandra X-ray Observatory.An extraordinary ribbon of hot gas trailing behind a galaxy like a tail has been discovered using data from Chandra X-ray Observatory.


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A Tour of IC 443A Tour of IC 443

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST

The Jellyfish Nebula, lying about 5,000 light years from Earth, is the remnant of a supernova that occurred over 10,000 years ago.The Jellyfish Nebula, lying about 5,000 light years from Earth, is the remnant of a supernova that occurred over 10,000 years ago.


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A Tour of SDSS J103842.59+484917.7A Tour of SDSS J103842.59+484917.7

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:00:00 EST

One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity, one of the most important scientific achievements in the last century.One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity, one of the most important scientific achievements in the last century.


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A Tour of Delta OrionisA Tour of Delta Orionis

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:00 EST

Modern astronomers know that Delta Orionis is not simply one single star, but rather it is a complex multiple star system.Modern astronomers know that Delta Orionis is not simply one single star, but rather it is a complex multiple star system.


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Space Scoop: The Teeny Tiny Planet DestroyerSpace Scoop: The Teeny Tiny Planet Destroyer

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EST

Astronomers have recently discovered evidence that a planet may have been destroyed in our very own Galaxy.Astronomers have recently discovered evidence that a planet may have been destroyed in our very own Galaxy.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod291015.m4v




A Tour of ASASSN-14liA Tour of ASASSN-14li

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EST

When something, like a star or a planet, wanders too close to a black hole, it is usually not good news for that object.When something, like a star or a planet, wanders too close to a black hole, it is usually not good news for that object.


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Light Beyond the Bulb: Bent Light in SpaceLight Beyond the Bulb: Bent Light in Space

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EST

One of the most interesting characteristics of light is that the path that it travels can bend.One of the most interesting characteristics of light is that the path that it travels can bend.


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Banking X-ray Data for the FutureBanking X-ray Data for the Future

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EST

Chandra X-ray Observatory has collected data for over sixteen years on thousands of different objects throughout the Universe.Chandra X-ray Observatory has collected data for over sixteen years on thousands of different objects throughout the Universe.


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Tour of Phoenix ClusterTour of Phoenix Cluster

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EST

This galaxy cluster, which was found about 5.7 billion light years from Earth, shattered several important astronomical records.This galaxy cluster, which was found about 5.7 billion light years from Earth, shattered several important astronomical records.


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Tour of Sgr A*Tour of Sgr A*

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:00:00 EST

At the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, there is a supermassive black hole that has the mass equivalent of some four million Suns.At the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, there is a supermassive black hole that has the mass equivalent of some four million Suns.


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Chandra Sketches: Highlights of LightChandra Sketches: Highlights of Light

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:00:00 EST

Light comes in different forms. The light that we see with our eyes is just a fraction of all light.Light comes in different forms. The light that we see with our eyes is just a fraction of all light.


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Chandra Sketches: Our Connection With LightChandra Sketches: Our Connection With Light

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:00:00 EST

We rely on light - both natural and artificial - to brighten and power our world, but also for so much more.We rely on light - both natural and artificial - to brighten and power our world, but also for so much more.


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Tour of Abell 1033Tour of Abell 1033

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST

Understanding how clusters grow is critical to tracking how the Universe itself evolves over time.Understanding how clusters grow is critical to tracking how the Universe itself evolves over time.


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A Tour of RGG 118A Tour of RGG 118

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST

Oxymorons are often thought of as gaffes in language, but a new black hole discovery shows they can also represent important scientific advances.Oxymorons are often thought of as gaffes in language, but a new black hole discovery shows they can also represent important scientific advances.


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Coloring the Universe - Part 2Coloring the Universe - Part 2

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST

Last time, we looked at the electromagnetic spectrum. This time we'll look at how astronomical images are made. Last time, we looked at the electromagnetic spectrum. This time we'll look at how astronomical images are made.


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Coloring the Universe - Part 1Coloring the Universe - Part 1

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST

An astronomer's toolkit consists of many kinds of light, across the electromagnetic spectrum.An astronomer's toolkit consists of many kinds of light, across the electromagnetic spectrum.


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Chandra's Sweet SixteenChandra's Sweet Sixteen

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EST

This year, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates its own "sweet 16." This year, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates its own "sweet 16."


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A Tour of PSR B1259-63/LS 2883A Tour of PSR B1259-63/LS 2883

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EST

A fast-moving pulsar appears to have punched a hole in a disk of gas around its companion star and launched a fragment of the disk outward at a speed of about 4 million miles per hour.A fast-moving pulsar appears to have punched a hole in a disk of gas around its companion star and launched a fragment of the disk outward at a speed of about 4 million miles per hour.


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A Tour of NGC 1333A Tour of NGC 1333

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EST

While fireworks only last a short time here on Earth, a bundle of cosmic sparklers in a nearby cluster of stars will be going off for a very long time.While fireworks only last a short time here on Earth, a bundle of cosmic sparklers in a nearby cluster of stars will be going off for a very long time.


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A Tour of NGC 5813A Tour of NGC 5813

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EST

Galaxy groups are families of galaxies that are bound together by gravity. They are very similar to their larger cousins, galaxy clusters.Galaxy groups are families of galaxies that are bound together by gravity. They are very similar to their larger cousins, galaxy clusters.


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Light Beyond the Bulb: Over and Beyond the RainbowLight Beyond the Bulb: Over and Beyond the Rainbow

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EST

While scientists and philosophers have tried to figure out exactly what light is for millennia, it's only been in the past several hundred years or so that we've really started to figure it out.While scientists and philosophers have tried to figure out exactly what light is for millennia, it's only been in the past several hundred years or so that we've really started to figure it out.


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A Tour of Circinus X-1A Tour of Circinus X-1

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EST

These rings are light echoes, similar to sound echoes that we may experience here on Earth.These rings are light echoes, similar to sound echoes that we may experience here on Earth.


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Light Beyond the Bulb: Intro to LightLight Beyond the Bulb: Intro to Light

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EST

The year 2015 has been declared to be the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies by the United Nations.The year 2015 has been declared to be the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies by the United Nations.


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A Tour of Space-time FoamA Tour of Space-time Foam

Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:00 EST

Since space-time foam, as it is called, is so tiny, scientists cannot observe it directly.Since space-time foam, as it is called, is so tiny, scientists cannot observe it directly.


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Chandra Sketches: Chandra ExplainedChandra Sketches: Chandra Explained

Mon, 18 May 2015 12:00:00 EST

Chandra does not look at light that we can see with our eyes. It detects x-rays from the Universe.Chandra does not look at light that we can see with our eyes. It detects x-rays from the Universe.


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A Tour of SGR 1745-2900A Tour of SGR 1745-2900

Fri, 15 May 2015 12:00:00 EST

A new study reveals that the X-ray output from SGR 1745-2900 is dropping more slowly than for other magnetars, and its surface is hotter than expected.A new study reveals that the X-ray output from SGR 1745-2900 is dropping more slowly than for other magnetars, and its surface is hotter than expected.


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A Tour of 3 QuasarsA Tour of 3 Quasars

Tue, 05 May 2015 12:00:00 EST

A group of unusual giant black holes may be consuming excessive amounts of matter, according to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.A group of unusual giant black holes may be consuming excessive amounts of matter, according to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.


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Chandra Sketches: Clara's LaunchChandra Sketches: Clara's Launch

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EST

My mom works for NASA, for a telescope that studies X-rays from space. She told me about how the telescope, called Chandra, was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle.My mom works for NASA, for a telescope that studies X-rays from space. She told me about how the telescope, called Chandra, was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle.


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A Tour of NGC 6388A Tour of NGC 6388

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EST

Chandra's excellent X-ray vision enabled the astronomers to determine that the X-rays from NGC 6388 were not coming from a black hole at the center of the cluster.Chandra's excellent X-ray vision enabled the astronomers to determine that the X-rays from NGC 6388 were not coming from a black hole at the center of the cluster.


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Space Scoop: Not Your Average SuperheroSpace Scoop: Not Your Average Superhero

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EST

A black hole is formed when a massive star is squashed into an incredibly tiny volume.A black hole is formed when a massive star is squashed into an incredibly tiny volume.


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A Tour of GK PerseiA Tour of GK Persei

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST

In space, explosions of actual stars are a focus for scientists who hope to better understand the lifecycle of their births, lives, and deaths.In space, explosions of actual stars are a focus for scientists who hope to better understand the lifecycle of their births, lives, and deaths.


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Space Scoop: Weather Forecast Predicts Rain Around Black HolesSpace Scoop: Weather Forecast Predicts Rain Around Black Holes

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST

On Earth, precipitation happens when water is heated by the Sun and forms steam. Sometimes, something similar happens in galaxies.On Earth, precipitation happens when water is heated by the Sun and forms steam. Sometimes, something similar happens in galaxies.


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A Tour of Abell 2597A Tour of Abell 2597

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST

Researchers used Chandra to look at some of the largest known galaxies lying in the middle of galaxy clusters. Researchers used Chandra to look at some of the largest known galaxies lying in the middle of galaxy clusters.


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A Tour of NGC 2276A Tour of NGC 2276

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST

Astronomers found that this intermediate-mass black hole is producing a jet that appears to be squelching the formation of stars around it.Astronomers found that this intermediate-mass black hole is producing a jet that appears to be squelching the formation of stars around it.


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Space Scoop: Megaflares Shed Light On Our Black HoleSpace Scoop: Megaflares Shed Light On Our Black Hole

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EST

Supermassive black holes are famous for their ability to swallow anything - even light.Supermassive black holes are famous for their ability to swallow anything - even light.


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Space Scoop: The Most Attractive Stars in the UniverseSpace Scoop: The Most Attractive Stars in the Universe

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EST

Astronomers think magnetars may be created when some massive stars die in a supernova explosion.Astronomers think magnetars may be created when some massive stars die in a supernova explosion.


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A Tour of G299.2-2.9A Tour of G299.2-2.9

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EST

This new Chandra image of G299 shows a beautiful and intricate structure in the expanding remains of the shattered star.This new Chandra image of G299 shows a beautiful and intricate structure in the expanding remains of the shattered star.


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A Tour of IYL 2015 A Tour of IYL 2015

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST

To recognize the start of IYL, the Chandra X-ray Center is releasing a collection of images that combine data from telescopes tuned to different wavelengths of light.To recognize the start of IYL, the Chandra X-ray Center is releasing a collection of images that combine data from telescopes tuned to different wavelengths of light.


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Introduction to OpenFITSIntroduction to OpenFITS

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST

We would like to step through our new tutorial on creating a multiwavelength composite image of M101 using GIMP.We would like to step through our new tutorial on creating a multiwavelength composite image of M101 using GIMP.


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Tour of Sagittarius A*Tour of Sagittarius A*

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST

Over the years, astronomers have learned many things about Sagittarius A* and it continues to surprise and intrigue scientists to this day.Over the years, astronomers have learned many things about Sagittarius A* and it continues to surprise and intrigue scientists to this day.


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A Tour of il Gioiello ClusterA Tour of il Gioiello Cluster

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST

This galaxy cluster is officially known as XDCP J0044.0-2033. Perhaps not surprisingly, astronomers decided to give a nickname to this mouthful of a cluster name.This galaxy cluster is officially known as XDCP J0044.0-2033. Perhaps not surprisingly, astronomers decided to give a nickname to this mouthful of a cluster name.


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Hour of CodeHour of Code

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST

Working with NASA and other data from exploded stars, to star-forming regions, to the area around black holes, students learn basic coding (for beginners - no experience required) and follow a video tutorial to create a real world application of science, technology and even art.Working with NASA and other data from exploded stars, to star-forming regions, to the area around black holes, students learn basic coding (for beginners - no experience required) and follow a video tutorial to create a real world application of science, technology and even art.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod050115.m4v




Tour of NGC 2207Tour of NGC 2207

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST

When galaxies get together, there is also the chance of a spectacular light show.When galaxies get together, there is also the chance of a spectacular light show.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod161214.m4v




Space Scoop: Breaking Free From a Cosmic CocoonSpace Scoop: Breaking Free From a Cosmic Cocoon

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST

The shock wave from the supernova is absorbed by the star's outer shells of gas and dust, which escaped from the star before the explosion.The shock wave from the supernova is absorbed by the star's outer shells of gas and dust, which escaped from the star before the explosion.


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Chandra - 15 Years and CountingChandra - 15 Years and Counting

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST

Celebrating 15 years of science with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory: Chandra allows scientists from around the world to obtain X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe.Celebrating 15 years of science with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory: Chandra allows scientists from around the world to obtain X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe.


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Tour of Sagittarius ATour of Sagittarius A

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST

One of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics today is figuring out where mysterious particles called neutrinos come from.One of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics today is figuring out where mysterious particles called neutrinos come from.


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Space Scoop: Please Don't Stop the Music!Space Scoop: Please Don't Stop the Music!

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST

Astronomers already know that the black hole at the centre of a collection of galaxies called the Perseus Cluster is powerful enough to make a very deep sound.Astronomers already know that the black hole at the centre of a collection of galaxies called the Perseus Cluster is powerful enough to make a very deep sound.


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A Tour of Perseus and Virgo ClustersA Tour of Perseus and Virgo Clusters

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST

Now researchers have direct evidence for just how that energy keeps the gas in the entire galaxy cluster so hot.Now researchers have direct evidence for just how that energy keeps the gas in the entire galaxy cluster so hot.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod311014.m4v




Chandra's Archives Come to LifeChandra's Archives Come to Life

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST

Every year, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory looks at hundreds of objects throughout space to help expand our understanding of the Universe.Every year, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory looks at hundreds of objects throughout space to help expand our understanding of the Universe.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod221014.m4v




A Tour of M82X-2A Tour of M82X-2

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST

Ultraluminous X-ray Sources, or ULXs, are unusual objects. They are rare and, as their name implies, give off enormous amounts of X-rays.Ultraluminous X-ray Sources, or ULXs, are unusual objects. They are rare and, as their name implies, give off enormous amounts of X-rays.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod081014.m4v




Space Scoop: At the End of the RainbowSpace Scoop: At the End of the Rainbow

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST

If we look deeper, space has a lot more to offer than what our eyes can see.If we look deeper, space has a lot more to offer than what our eyes can see.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod021014.m4v




Tour of WASP-18Tour of WASP-18

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST

A new study using data from Chandra X-ray Observatory has shown that a planet is making the star that it orbits act much older than it actually is.A new study using data from Chandra X-ray Observatory has shown that a planet is making the star that it orbits act much older than it actually is.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod180914.m4v




A Tour of Puppis AA Tour of Puppis A

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST

The destructive results of a powerful supernova explosion are seen in a delicate tapestry of X-ray light in this new image.The destructive results of a powerful supernova explosion are seen in a delicate tapestry of X-ray light in this new image.


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Space Scoop: The Butterfly HunterSpace Scoop: The Butterfly Hunter

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST

Astronomers using Chandra X-ray Observatory have set out on a hunt, to look at as many planetary nebulae as they can.Astronomers using Chandra X-ray Observatory have set out on a hunt, to look at as many planetary nebulae as they can.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod050914.m4v




A Tour of Eta CarinaeA Tour of Eta Carinae

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST

New Chandra data are helping astronomers better understand how the two stars in Eta Carinae interact with one another through powerful winds blowing off their surfaces.New Chandra data are helping astronomers better understand how the two stars in Eta Carinae interact with one another through powerful winds blowing off their surfaces.


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Space Scoop: Supernova Blast Provides Clues to Age of Binary Star SystemSpace Scoop: Supernova Blast Provides Clues to Age of Binary Star System

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST

A new study of an X-ray binary called Circinus X-1 found that it is less than 4,600 years old.A new study of an X-ray binary called Circinus X-1 found that it is less than 4,600 years old.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod210814.m4v




Space Scoop: Archaeologists of the Universe Space Scoop: Archaeologists of the Universe

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST

This picture shows the aftermath of a collision between two huge groups of galaxies, which are called galaxy clusters.This picture shows the aftermath of a collision between two huge groups of galaxies, which are called galaxy clusters.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod190814.m4v




A Tour of M82 SN2014JA Tour of M82 SN2014J

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST

Earlier this year, astronomers discovered one of the closest supernovas in decades.Earlier this year, astronomers discovered one of the closest supernovas in decades.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod150814.m4v




Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th AnniversaryChandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Chandra X-ray Observatory, we have released four new images of supernova remnants.To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Chandra X-ray Observatory, we have released four new images of supernova remnants.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod080814.m4v




Space Scoop: X-ray Vision Reveals the Insides of StarsSpace Scoop: X-ray Vision Reveals the Insides of Stars

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST

Each of these four fabulous photographs shows the remains of an exploded star - called a supernova remnant. Each of these four fabulous photographs shows the remains of an exploded star - called a supernova remnant.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod250714.m4v




A Tour of The Big, Bad & Beautiful Universe with ChandraA Tour of The Big, Bad & Beautiful Universe with Chandra

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST

In fifteen years of operation, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light.In fifteen years of operation, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod220714.m4v




A Tour of M106A Tour of M106

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST

NGC 4258, also known as Messier 106, is a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way. This galaxy is famous, however, for something that our Galaxy doesn't have - two extra spiral arms that glow in X-ray, optical, and radio light. NGC 4258, also known as Messier 106, is a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way. This galaxy is famous, however, for something that our Galaxy doesn't have - two extra spiral arms that glow in X-ray, optical, and radio light.


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A Tour of PerseusA Tour of Perseus

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EST

A team of astronomers has used Chandra X-ray Observatory and XMM-Newton to study a large group of galaxy clusters with a surprising result.A team of astronomers has used Chandra X-ray Observatory and XMM-Newton to study a large group of galaxy clusters with a surprising result.


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Space Scoop: X-rays Uncover Black Holes Dancing With Normal StarsSpace Scoop: X-rays Uncover Black Holes Dancing With Normal Stars

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EST

This photograph shows the flamboyant spiral galaxy called Messier 51.This photograph shows the flamboyant spiral galaxy called Messier 51.


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A Tour of M51A Tour of M51

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EST

Like the Milky Way, the Whirlpool is a spiral galaxy with spectacular arms of stars and dust.Like the Milky Way, the Whirlpool is a spiral galaxy with spectacular arms of stars and dust.


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http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/media/pod040614.m4v




Space Scoop: Collecting Clues to a Cosmic CrimeSpace Scoop: Collecting Clues to a Cosmic Crime

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EST

The galaxy is called ESO 137-001 and in reality it is hidden from our view by a thick fog of space dust.The galaxy is called ESO 137-001 and in reality it is hidden from our view by a thick fog of space dust.


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Space Scoop: Galaxy Hits a Cosmic BullseyeSpace Scoop: Galaxy Hits a Cosmic Bullseye

Tue, 13 May 2014 12:00:00 EST

The Universe is vast and largely made up of empty space, but cosmic collisions still happen pretty often.The Universe is vast and largely made up of empty space, but cosmic collisions still happen pretty often.


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