Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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The Dawn of a New Era for Supernova 1987A

Supernova 1987A: A supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud about 160,000 light years from Earth


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Black Hole Meal Sets Record for Duration and Size

A giant black hole ripped apart a star and then gorged on its remains for about a decade, according to astronomers.


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Chandra Images Show That Geometry Solves a Pulsar Puzzle

A pulsar about 800 light years from Earth.


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