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1. 15 Years: The Big & Beautiful Universe
The Chandra spacecraft has reached its 15th year of operation. Because of its high orbit and the continued success of its components, it is expected to keep operating for many more years. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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2. 15 Years Of Chandra
The Chandra spacecraft has reached its 15th year of operation. Because of its high orbit and the continued success of its components, it is expected to keep operating for many more years. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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3. The Flow of Electric Charge
Violent electric discharges are responsible for some of the most spectacular displays of sudden energy release. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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4. Wind
A wind can occur wherever a difference in pressure between two locations is not balanced by some other force such as gravity. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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5. Light in the Universe
Light is energy that can take on many forms. Radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma radiation are all different forms of light. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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Atoms
6. Atoms: Building Blocks of Matter
Atoms are constantly in motion moving around at speeds that are thousands of miles per hour at room temperatures and millions of miles per hour behind a supernova shockwave. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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Color the Universe
7. How to Color the Universe
By making images from their data, coloring them thoughtfully, and combining them carefully, we get a more complete picture of our Universe. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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Solar System
8. Solar System
The Sun’s hot outer atmosphere produces X-rays, but because it is so close, it is too bright for Chandra’s sensitive eyes. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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Neutron Stars
9. Neutron Stars
Despite the fact a neutron star is only about 13 miles (20km) in diameter it is about 1.5 times more massive than the sun. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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Stellar Evolution infographic
10. Dark Energy & Dark Matter
The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
The Universe in a Jelly Bean Jar
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Stellar Evolution infographic
11. Stellar Evolution
The rate of evolution and the ultimate fate of a star depends on its mass. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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The Milky Way Infographic
12. The Milky Way
The Milky Way is not an island universe,but a member of a small cluster of galaxies called the Local Group. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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Black Holes Infographic
13. Black Holes
A black hole is an object containing so much mass concentrated in a relatively small space that light can not escape.(Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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SNR Infographic
14. Supernova Infographic
Every 50 years or so, a massive star in our galaxy blows itself apart in a supernova explosion.(Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
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15. Chandra Infographics
Fun Facts About NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

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