Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Where Alice in Wonderland Meets Albert Einstein

A group of galaxies nicknamed the "Cheshire Cat" about 4.6 billion light years from Earth.


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More Than Meets the Eye: Delta Orionis in Orion's Belt

The westernmost star in the "belt" in the constellation of Orion


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Destroyed Star Rains onto Black Hole, Winds Blow it Back

When a star comes too close to a black hole, the intense gravity of the black hole results in tidal s that can rip the star apart.


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