Dr. Michael Muno is an astrophysicist who uses Chandra, among other telescopes, to study some of the most exotic objects in the Universe: white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. He's currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Space Radiation Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He has spent time at both UCLA and MIT after receiving his Ph.D. from MIT in 1997.
Dr. Scott Wolk is responsible for Monitoring & Trends Analysis of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, working within the Development & Operations Group and Science Operations Team of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center. Scott discusses 17P/Holmes, a comet which was discovered November 6, 1892 by amateur astronomer Edwin Holmes. In October 2007 this comet became nearly one million times brighter, and is the largest known outburst by a comet.
Dr. Patrick Slane from the Chandra X-ray Center recently shared some information on the G292.0+1.8 supernova remnant with NASA's museum alliance.
The aftermath of the death of a massive star is shown in beautiful detail in this new composite image of G292.0+1.8. In color is the Chandra X-ray Observatory image - easily the deepest X-ray image ever obtained of this supernova remnant - and in white is optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey. Although considered a "textbook" case of a supernova remnant, the intricate structure shown here reveals a few surprises.
Dr. Patrick Slane from the Chandra X-ray Center recently shared some information on the G292.0+1.8 supernova remnant with NASA's museum alliance. We think you'll find it useful too:
Well, it's finally time for us to dip our X-ray toe (yes, we claim all things high-energy) into the world of blogging. This current incarnation is our attempt to work out the technology while we experiment with content. The plan is to include such topics as the most recent image or press release, new innovations on the website, and the latest in our formal education efforts.
A lot of kids (and maybe adults) are scared of the dark. Most of us get over it once we realize there isnâ€™t a monster hiding in the closet or under the bed. But then scientists announce another finding about dark matter and we all are back peering from under the sheets.
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