Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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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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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Finds Planet That Makes Star Act Deceptively Old

The star, WASP-18, and its planet, WASP-18b, are located about 330 light-years from Earth.


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An X-ray Tapestry

A supernova remnant located about 7,000 light years from Earth.


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