Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Supernova Cleans Up its Surroundings

A supernova remnant about 24,000 light years from Earth.


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Hubble Finds that Monster "El Gordo" Galaxy Cluster is Bigger than Thought

Hubble Space Telescope has weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe and found that it definitely lives up to its nickname: El Gordo.


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Hardy Star Survives Supernova Blast

A supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud about 160,000 light years from Earth.


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