Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

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Recent Chandra Highlights

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Pulsar Punches Hole In Stellar Disk

A fast-moving pulsar appears to have punched a hole in a disk of gas around its companion star and launched a fragment of the disk outward at a speed of about 4 million miles per hour.


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A Precocious Black Hole

Researchers have discovered a black hole that grew much more quickly than its host galaxy. The discovery calls into question previous assumptions on the development of galaxies.


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Stellar Sparklers That Last

A young star cluster about 780 light years from Earth.


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