Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Astronomers Pursue Renegade Supermassive Black Hole

A candidate recoiling black hole located in an elliptical galaxy about 3.9 billion light years away.


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Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

A supernova remnant located about 6,500 light years from Earth.


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Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster

The researchers say the wave formed billions of years ago, after a small galaxy cluster grazed Perseus and caused its vast supply of gas to slosh around an enormous volume of space.


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