Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Hubble Observes One-of-a-Kind Star Nicknamed 'Nasty'

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star.


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Magnetar Near Supermassive Black Hole Delivers Surprises

A magnetar as close as about 2 trillion miles to the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.


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NASA's Chandra Suggests Black Holes Gorging at Excessive Rates

A group of unusual giant black holes may be consuming excessive amounts of matter, according to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.


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