Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Blast from Black Hole in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

A galaxy with an extensive jet located about 500 million light years from Earth.


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NASA'S Great Observatories Weigh Massive Young Galaxy Cluster

Astronomers have used data from three of NASA's Great Observatories to make the most detailed study yet of an extremely massive young galaxy cluster.


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Galactic merger reveals an unusual star-deprived black hole

A recently discovered black hole, which does not have the expected number of stars surrounding it, could provide new insight into black hole evolution and behavior.


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