Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Chandra Finds Evidence for Violent Stellar Merger

A gamma-ray burst in a galaxy about 3.9 billion light years from Earth.


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Clandestine Black Hole May Represent New Population

This identification suggests there may be a vast number of black holes in our Galaxy that have gone unnoticed until now.


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Smaller Stars Pack Big X-ray Punch For Would-be Planets

A group of stars which on average is about 160 light years from Earth.


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