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Recent Chandra Highlights

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Chandra Data Suggest Giant Collision Triggered "Radio Phoenix"

A collision of two galaxy clusters located about 1.6 billion light years from Earth.

08/26/15

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Oxymoronic Black Hole Provides Clues to Growth

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the 6.5-meter Clay Telescope in Chile have identified the smallest supermassive black hole ever detected in the center of a galaxy.

08/11/15

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Pulsar Punches Hole In Stellar Disk

A fast-moving pulsar appears to have punched a hole in a disk of gas around its companion star and launched a fragment of the disk outward at a speed of about 4 million miles per hour.

07/22/15

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