Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Chandra Events
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  • Applications Due Nov. 3

    Reference Letters Due Nov. 10

Recent Chandra Highlights

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A Stellar Circle of Life

A snapshot of the stellar life cycle has been captured in a new portrait from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA).


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Starvation Diet for Black Hole Dims Brilliant Galaxy

An active galaxy located about 590 million light years from Earth.


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Mysterious Cosmic Objects Erupting in X-rays Discovered

Astronomers have found a pair of extraordinary cosmic objects that dramatically burst in X-rays.


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