Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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The Arrhythmic Beating of a Black Hole Heart

Centaurus Cluster: A cluster of galaxies located about 145 million light years from Earth.


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Mysterious Cosmic Explosion Puzzles Astronomers

CDF-S Transient: A source located in the Chandra Deep Field-South (CDF-S) that displays extraordinary properties.


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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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