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 Chandra press release was issued on Oct 27 as a NASA press release describing observations of the Perseus and Virgo galaxy clusters. [more]
Tech10: Technology & Astronomy
[24 Nov 14]
Last week, Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s industry association for Information Technology and Bioscience, announced ten Rhode Island IT practitioners, digital media designers, and entrepreneurs as its 2014 Tech10 Award recipients. Our...
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An outward-moving shock wave and a bright pulsar wind nebula
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Cepheus B: A cloud of molecular hydrogen in the Milky Way about 2,400 light years from Earth. Download Desktop.