The Beautiful Universe: Chandra in HD
The Beautiful Universe: Chandra in HD
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High definition views of Chandra's exciting science
Tour: Sagittarius A East
Astronomers have found evidence for an unusual type of supernova near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Feb 8
Tour: Triple Galaxy Mergers
When three galaxies collide, what happens to the central black holes growing at the cores of each?
Jan 14
Tour: Chandra Studies Extraordinary Magnetar
In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic stars, with the discovery of a magnetar.
Jan 8
Tour: On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole
Despite searching with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have no evidence that a distant black hole estimated to weigh billions of times the mass of the Sun is anywhere to be found.
Dec 17, 2020
Tour: Data Sonification: A New Cosmic Triad of Sound
A new trio of examples of 'data sonification' from NASA missions provides a new method to enjoy an arrangement of cosmic objects.
Nov 30, 2020
Tour: A Cosmic Amethyst in a Dying Star
Astronomers using Chandra have found a bubble of ultra-hot gas at the center of a planetary nebula in our galaxy called IC 4593.
Nov 12, 2020
Tour: Assessing The Habitability of Planets Around Old Red Dwarfs
A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy?
Oct 30, 2020
Tour: Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Critical for GPS, Seen in Distant Stars
What do Albert Einstein, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a pair of stars 200,000 trillion miles from Earth have in common?
Oct 22, 2020
Tour: The Recipe for Powerful Quasar Jets
Scientists have studied more than 700 quasars -- rapidly growing supermassive black holes -- to isolate the factors that determine why some of these black holes launch jets and others do not.
Oct 14, 2020
Tour: Data Sonification: Sounds from Around the Milky Way
By turning Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer images into sounds, a new project allows users to 'listen' to the center of the Milky Way and other objects.
Sep 22, 2020
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