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Recent Chandra Highlights

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Mysterious Cosmic Explosion Puzzles Astronomers

CDF-S Transient: A source located in the Chandra Deep Field-South (CDF-S) that displays extraordinary properties.

03/30/17

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Star Discovered in Closest Known Orbit Around Likely Black Hole

X9: A binary system in 47 Tucanae, a globular cluster located about 14,800 light years from Earth.

03/13/17

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The Dawn of a New Era for Supernova 1987A

Supernova 1987A: A supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud about 160,000 light years from Earth

02/24/17

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