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Chandra adds the neighborhood to the first black hole photo

The orange speckles in a new image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory add another dimension to the first image of a black hole . This complementary image provides a magnified perspective of the same enormously dense structure of the now viral image, helping scientists to learn more about the happenings in the neighborhood of the black hole. The supermassive black …

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NASA's Space Telescope Chandra captures the storm in a cosmic "teacup"

A powerful quasar has caused a violent storm in a distant cosmic structure known as the "Teacup". The quasar, propelled by a supermassive black hole (19459005), is located in the center of a distant galaxy, about 1.1 billion light-years from Earth. The galaxy, officially known as SDSS 1430 + 1339, houses a tea cup-shaped structure in which the quasar brews. …

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Chandra Solve's The Universe's "Missing Mass" problem

Astronomers have used the Big Bang, but has so far been unaccounted for in the present -day Universe. This "missing mass" may be in large filaments of hot and hot gas known as the WHIM. New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have solved the Universe's "missing mass" problem. Astronomers can not account for a third of the normal …

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Chandra X-ray Observatory back online after failure

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory will soon be observing the cosmos again, the space agency said Monday. A shock last week left the spacecraft in safe mode. Chandra is a space observatory that observes extreme objects emitting X-rays, such as black holes. The problems with Chandra surfaced on October 10, just days after the iconic Hubble Space Telescope went into safe …

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Chandra X-ray Observatory Enters Safe Fashion Days After Hubble

Artist's concept of Chandra X-ray Observatory. Illustration: NASA / CXC / SAO Mere days after the Hubble Space Telescope has been detected Fashion on Wednesday. Chandra has been X-raying our universe since its launch in 1999. Chandra has been precision X-raying our universe since its launch in 1999 and is one of four observatories of NASA's Great Observatory program, which …

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Chandra may have first evidence of a young star devouring a planet

Scientists have first observed the destruction of a young planet or planet around a nearby star. Observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicate that the parent star is devouring the planetary debris. This discovery provides insight into the processes that influence the survival of infant planets. Since 1937, astronomers have confused the strange variability of a young star called RW …

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Chandra Scouts nearest star system for possible dangers

Credit: X-ray: NASA / CXC / University of Colorado / T.Ayres; Optical: Zdeněk Bardon / ESO In the search of humanity for life outside our solar system, one of the best places scientists have thought of is Alpha Centauri, a system that contains the three closest stars beyond our Sun. A new study that has included the monitoring of Alpha …

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