On April 20, 2014, Harvey Tananbaum stepped down after 23 years as director of the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC). This event was duly noted in various press releases, but its significance may not have been widely appreciated.
By almost any measure Harvey has been one of the most outstanding directors ever of a major astrophysical observatory. He was director of Chandra for longer than any other director of a world-class telescope. In fact, he became director of Chandra in 1991, 8 years before it was renamed from AXAF (Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility) to Chandra upon its successful launch in 1999.Full Story
A planned observation of LBQS 1203+1530 was impacted by the replan and will be rescheduled in a future week. [more]
NGC 2276 [02/25/2015]
A galaxy about 100 million light years away with an intermediate-mass black hole in one of its spiral arms.
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Cepheus B: A cloud of molecular hydrogen in the Milky Way about 2,400 light years from Earth. Download Desktop.