Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Galactic Goulash

Arp 299: A system of merging galaxies located about 140 million light years from Earth.


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Watching a Volatile Stellar Relationship

A binary star system located about 710 light years from Earth.


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Early Black Holes May Have Grown in Fits and Spurts

A long-standing question in astrophysics is: how and when did supermassive black holes appear and grow in the early universe?


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