Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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X-ray Detection Sheds New Light on Pluto

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have made the first detections of X-rays from Pluto.


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Young Magnetar Likely the Slowest Pulsar Ever Detected

A neutron star located in the center of the RCW 103 supernova remnant about 10,700 light years from Earth.


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Record-breaking Galaxy Cluster Discovered

This galaxy cluster may have been caught right after birth, a brief, but important stage of evolution never seen before.


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