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X-ray Vision Reveals the Insides of Stars
X-ray Vision Reveals the Insides of Stars
Each of these four fabulous photographs shows the remains of an exploded star - called a supernova remnant. (2014-07-23)
Podcasts: 2007

Recent discoveries and updates of the Chandra mission in video and audio formats.

The Truth and Lies about Black Holes (11-30-2007)
Black holes have a bad reputation. After all, something that could swallow you completely sounds pretty scary. They're invisible, so maybe there's one just around the corner and we dont know it! Also, arent they enormous vacuum cleaners capable of destroying anything that gets near them? Once the black hole starts pulling on something, isnt that just a one-way ticket to oblivion? Well, not all of these things are exactly true.


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When Will History Repeat Itself? (10-31-2007)
Astronomers think that a supernova should go off in our own Milky Way galaxy every 50 years or so. When was the last one we've seen? Probably 1604. Yes, that's over 400 years ago. This being astronomy however, things will undoubtedly average out over the long run, but in the meantime, we're left without a recent supernova in our Galaxy to study. Luckily for us, astronomers from previous centuries were on the case.

- Related Links:
--  Blasts From The Past: Historic Supernovas

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In A Galaxy Far, Far Away and Also Those Nearby (09-28-2007)
"In a galaxy far, far away..." These are some of the most famous words in movie history. But what do we already know about galaxies, and what do astronomers, like those using the Chandra X- ray Observatory, still hope to learn about them?

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--  Normal Galaxies & Starburst Galaxies
--  Whirlpool Galaxy (M51): A Classic Beauty
--  Tour of M51
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From First Light to Eighth Anniversary (08-24-2007)
Chandra's launch aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999, was obviously a very important event. However, you might say it wasn't until about a month later that the Chandra mission really got started. In late August, after weeks of getting the spacecraft into the correct orbit and testing out various aspects of the satellite, Chandra was ready for its debut to the public. This was Chandra's First Light. Chandra's director, Dr. Harvey Tananbaum, explains the significance of that early image.

- Related Links:
--  Cassiopeia A

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How It All Started (07-26-2007)
Just after midnight on July 23, 1999, the Space Shuttle Columbia launched in orbit with the heaviest payload ever carried by a shuttle. Its precious cargo was the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has helped revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.

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--  STS-93 - Chandra Deployment Mission

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Mergers And Acquisitions In The Cosmos (06-28-2007)
News about mergers is usually found in the business section. But many objects in the Universe, from black holes to clusters of galaxies, are also prone to mergers. Like the corporate world, cosmic mergers are dictated by where the most assets lie.

- Related Links:
--  Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

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The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall (05-24-2007)
When you look at the night sky, stars look like permanent fixtures of light. However, stars are born, live for a period of time, and then ultimately die. How they die is directly linked to how massive they were when they were born.

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--  SN 2006gy

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The Exotic World of Neutron Stars (04-30-2007)
Neutron stars are created when a massive star runs out of fuel and collapses. As the star collapses, the density becomes so immense that protons and electrons are squeezed tightly together to form neutrons. The end result is a star only 20 km across but weighing 1 1/2 times more than our sun and made up mostly of neutrons.

- Related Links:
--  Neutron Stars/X-ray Binaries

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The Giant Planets: X-ray Secrets Revealed (03-19-2007)
Jupiter and Saturn are the two largest planets in our Solar System, best known for very different reasons. Most people think of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot, while Saturn is, of course, most loved for those excellent rings. These two planets, however, offer much, much more for astronomers looking to learn more about our Solar System.

- Related Links:
--  They Might Be Giants: X-ray Secrets of Saturn and Jupiter

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Star (X-ray) Light, Star (X-ray) Bright (02-28-2007)
Remember the line from the children's saying that goes: "Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight"? Looking at the light from stars is exactly how astronomers can learn about them.

- Related Links:
--  Normal Stars & Star Clusters

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