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Chandra's Past 5 Years Transcript:

[Shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad]
Female Voice: "T-minus 15, 12..."
[Main Engines Firing]
Female Voice: "...11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, We have a 'go' for engine start, zero..."
[Profile of Columbia Liftoff]
Female Voice: "We have booster ignition and liftoff of Columbia,..."
[Columbia Liftoff]
Female Voice: "...reaching new heights for women X-ray astronomy. [sic]"
[Chandra Deployment from Shuttle Cargo Bay
Screen Text: "Chandra X-ray Observatory"]

Female Voice: "We're getting a little bit better view of Chandra, out from the IUS there. Nothing as beautiful as Chandra sailing off on its way to work."
[Crowd of Scientists Celebrate Chandra's First Images]
Male voice: "There you go."
Scientist: "All right!"
clapping, cheers
[Computer Screen with Chandra Image]
[Cassiopeia A
Screen Text: "From First Light...To Chandra's Fifth]

Male voice: "Chandra now, is going to give us another important tool. The bottom line, is that I'm very happy to report, is it works. It works perfectly."
[Chandra Images of Supernovas
Screen Text: "Supernovas"]

[Scientist Interview]
Scientist: "Such strong variability has never been seen in other astrophysical jets."
[Chandra Images of Galaxies
Screen Text: "Galaxies"]

[Chandra Image of Deep Fields
Screen Text: "Cosmology"]

[Scientist Interview]
Scientist: "There is a lot of material out there between the galaxies that is very hot but so incredibly diffuse that it simply had escaped detection before."
[Chandra Images of Galaxies
Screen Text: "Galaxies"]

[Scientist Interview]
Scientist: "What was unusual about this was that we saw very clearly a big region of extended emission of X-rays. That's a big region glowing in X-ray light."
[Chandra Images of Galaxy Clusters
Screen Text: "Galaxy Clusters"]

[Scientist Interview]
Scientist: "It's taken the very fine focusing ability of the chandra optics to be able to resolve that glowing blob of X-ray emission into these fine ripples."
[Chandra Images of Galaxy Clusters
Screen Text: "Galaxy Clusters"]

[Scientist Interview]
Scientist: "Using the Chandra X-ray observatory, we can precisely measure the brightness and temperature of this gas, and from this work out the amounts of normal and dark matter."
[Chandra Images of Black Holes and Quasars
Screen Text: "Black Holes and Quasars"]

[Scientist Interview]
Scientist: "The key to the discovery of the binary black hole was to use X-rays and to employ the unique capabilities of Chandra"
[Chandra Images of Black Holes and Quasars
Screen Text: "Black Holes and Quasars"]

[Scientist Interview]
Scientist: "The density of black holes in the Goods fields that Chandra has found is quite spectacular."
[Chandra Images]
[Animation of Chandra]
Male voice: "Chandra has continued to send back images that have revolutionized our view of the heavens. New knowledge about stars and galaxies and black holes that would surely have gratified Chandra himself. A rich reward for all the men and women, scientist and engineers and managers and support staff who kept the faith across the decades."

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