15 years of Chandra

About Chandra

Chandra in Columbia

Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision.

Chandra, one of NASA's current "Great Observatories," along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, is specially designed to detect X-ray emission from hot and energetic regions of the universe.

More Information

Additional information on the telescope can be found here: chandra.harvard.edu/about

For Chandra images, multimedia and related materials, visit: www.nasa.gov/chandra

Additional information on Chandra and the 15th anniversary can be found at: chandra.si.edu/15th