Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

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Recent Chandra Highlights

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NASA's Chandra Weighs Most Massive Galaxy Cluster in Distant Universe

Astronomers have made the first determination of the mass and other properties of a very young, distant galaxy cluster.


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Galactic Get-Together has Impressive Light Display

NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are two spiral galaxies in the process of merging.


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Supernova Shock Waves, Neutron Stars, and Lobsters

An outward-moving shock wave and a bright pulsar wind nebula


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