Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Chandra Celebrates The International Year of Light

Five objects at various distances that have been observed by Chandra


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NASA's Chandra Detects Record-Breaking Outburst from Milky Way's Black Hole

Astronomers have observed the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.


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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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