Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Star Discovered in Closest Known Orbit Around Likely Black Hole

X9: A binary system in 47 Tucanae, a globular cluster located about 14,800 light years from Earth.


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The Dawn of a New Era for Supernova 1987A

Supernova 1987A: A supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud about 160,000 light years from Earth


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Black-Hole-Powered Jets Forge Fuel for Star Formation

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a surprising connection between a supermassive black hole and the galaxy where it resides.


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