Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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NASA Telescopes Set Limits on Space-time Quantum "Foam"

A team of scientists has used X-ray and gamma-ray observations of some of the most distant objects in the Universe to better understand the nature of space and time.


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Hubble Observes One-of-a-Kind Star Nicknamed 'Nasty'

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star.


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Magnetar Near Supermassive Black Hole Delivers Surprises

A magnetar as close as about 2 trillion miles to the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.


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