Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Our Neighboring Superstars

A double star system that contains one of the most massive stars in the Milky Way galaxy.


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NASA's Chandra Observatory Searches for Trigger of Nearby Supernova

The data gathered on the Jan. 21 explosion, a Type Ia supernova, allowed scientists to rule out one possible cause.


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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the Universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision.


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