Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Two Stars, Three Dimensions, and Oodles of Energy

An orbiting red giant and white dwarf star system located about 25,000 light years from Earth.


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X-rays Reveal Temperament of Possible Planet-hosting Stars

A new X-ray study has revealed that stars like the Sun and their less massive cousins calm down surprisingly quickly after a turbulent youth.


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A Starburst Galaxy with the Prospect of Gravitational Waves

A starburst galaxy about 2.2 million light years from Earth.


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