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Animations & Video: Chandra Image Collection
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1. A Tour of GOODS (Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey)
QuicktimeMPEG Today's telescopes study the sky across the electromagnetic spectrum. Each part of the spectrum tells us different things about the Universe, giving us more pieces of the cosmic jigsaw puzzle. The most powerful telescopes on the ground and in space have joined forces over the last decade in a unique observing campaign, known as GOODS, which reaches across the spectrum and deep back into cosmic time.
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2. Best of The Beautiful Universe
QuicktimeMPEG In its first decade of exploration, Chandra has expanded our view of the universe with its unrivaled ability to create high-resolution X-ray images of cosmic phenomena: X-ray sources produced by matter circling only a few miles from a black hole, whirling, super-dense neutron stars expelling fingers and rings of extremely high energy particles, a look at the insides of an exploded star, and clouds of hot gas in galaxy clusters millions of light years across. None of this could be observed without an X-ray telescope.
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3. Compilation of Select Chandra Images from 2008-2009
QuicktimeMPEG Chandra has expanded our view of the universe with its unrivaled abililty to create high-resolution X-ray images of cosmic phenomena: X-ray sources produced by matter circling only a few miles from a black hole, whirling, super-dense neutron stars expelling fingers and rings of extremely high energy particles, a look at the insides of an exploded star, and clouds of hot degree gas in galaxy clusters millions of light years across. None of this could be observed without an X-ray telescope. In this short video we present a collection of multiwavelength images from 2008 and 2009.
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4. Best of Chandra Images: 2005 - 2006
QuicktimeMPEG View the remains of massive star explosions, venture toward a supermassive black hole, cruise around dying stars, and more.
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5. Best of Chandra Images: Stars & Star Clusters
QuicktimeMPEG Chandra's X-ray observations are useful for understanding how the flaring activity of stars can change as stars evolve, and how the evolution of stars is changed if they are in a close binary system. This video presents some of the best Chandra observations of stars and star clusters.
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6. Best of Chandra Images: Groups & Clusters of Galaxies
QuicktimeMPEG Among the most energetic events in the universe is the merger of groups of galaxies to form giant clusters containing thousands of galaxies. Vast, hot, X-ray emitting gas clouds in the clusters show this process in action. This video presents some of the best Chandra observations of groups and clusters of galaxies.
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7. Best of Chandra Images: Galaxies
QuicktimeMPEG Chandra's X-ray, or high-energy, view of galaxies reveals where the action is in these majestic celestial systems. Supermassive black holes in the central regions power explosive activity that can extend far out into the galaxy. Collisions between galaxies trigger bursts of star formation and multiple supernova explosions that produce vast, billowing clouds of hot gas. Normal stars being devoured by black holes or neutron stars are strung like fiery pearls along the spiral arms of galaxies. Swarms of black holes and neutron stars in otherwise sedate elliptical galaxies show that in the past these galaxies had a tempestuous youth. This video presents some of the best Chandra observations of galaxies.
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8. Best of Chandra Images: Black Holes, Jets & Quasars
QuicktimeMPEG Black holes are so dense and compact that nothing -- not even light -- can escape. Just outside their grasp, though, black holes can alight galaxies by expelling infalling gas and stars (known as quasars), or generate powerful high-energy jets flowng from spiraling disks that surround them. This video presents some of the best Chandra observations of black holes, jets & quasars.
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9. Best of Chandra Images: Supernovas & Pulsars
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Chandra has provided spectacular examples of the remnants of one of the most dramatic events in the cosmos: supernovas that signal the end of massive stars. This video presents some of the best Chandra observations of supernovas.
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