Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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NASA's Chandra Observatory Identifies Impact of Cosmic Chaos on Star Birth

These behemoths contain hundreds or thousands of individual galaxies that are immersed in gas with temperatures of millions of degrees.


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Chandra's Archives Come to Life

Six images that combine Chandra data with those from other telescopes.


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Suspected Black Hole Unmasked as Ultraluminous Pulsar

A source with unusual pulsations in the M82 galaxy about 11.4 million light years from Earth.


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