Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Smaller Stars Pack Big X-ray Punch For Would-be Planets

A group of stars which on average is about 160 light years from Earth.


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NASA Telescopes Find Clues For How Giant Black Holes Formed So Quickly

Using data from NASA's Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the early universe that should grow into supermassive black holes.


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Chandra Movie Captures Expanding Debris From a Stellar Explosion

A supernova remnant located about 10,000 light years from Earth.


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