Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Mysterious Cosmic Objects Erupting in X-rays Discovered

Astronomers have found a pair of extraordinary cosmic objects that dramatically burst in X-rays.


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Discovering the Treasures in Chandra's Archives

Six objects ranging in location from about 20,000 to nearly 3 billion light years away.


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X-ray Telescopes Find Evidence for Wandering Black Hole

A black hole found in the outer regions of a galaxy about 4.5 billion light years from Earth.


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