Latest Chandra X-ray Observatory Stories
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The flow of hot gas toward a black hole has been clearly imaged for the first time in X-rays.
The flow of hot gas toward a black hole has been clearly imaged for the first time in X-rays.
A team of scientists has studied the galaxy cluster Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandoraâ€™s Cluster.
NASA said on Wednesday that astronomers have found the first evidence that black holes were common in the early universe.
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using the deepest X-ray image ever taken, astronomers found the first direct evidence that massive black holes were common in the early universe.
Portrayed in movies and on television most often as gateways to another dimension or cosmic vacuum cleaners sucking up everything in sight, the misconceptions surrounding black holes are many and varied.
A study using NASA's Swift satellite and the Chandra X-ray Observatory has found a second supersized black hole at the heart of an unusual nearby galaxy already known to be sporting one.
NASA will hold a press conference at 1:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, June 15, to discuss new discoveries about giant black holes in the early universe.
A local supernova factory has recently started production, according to a wealth of new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory on the Carina Nebula.
An international team, including NASA-funded researchers, using radio telescopes located throughout the Southern Hemisphere has produced the most detailed image of particle jets erupting from a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy.
X-Ray Astronomy -- Although the more energetic X-rays (E > 30 keV) can penetrate the air at least for distances of a few meters (they would never have been detected and medical X-ray machines would not work if this was not the case) the Earth's atmosphere is thick enough that virtually none are able to penetrate from outer space all the way to the Earth's surface. X-rays in the 0.5 - 5 keV range, where most celestial sources give off the bulk of their energy, can be stopped by a few...
Chandra X-ray Observatory -- NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, which was launched and deployed by Space Shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999, is the most sophisticated X-ray observatory built to date. Chandra is designed to observe X-rays from high-energy regions of the universe, such as the remnants of exploded stars. The Observatory has three major parts: (1) the X-ray telescope, whose mirrors focus X-rays from celestial objects; (2) the science instruments which record the X-rays so...
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