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A Tour of M82X-2
A Tour of M82X-2
Ultraluminous X-ray Sources, or ULXs, are unusual objects. They are rare and, as their name implies, give off enormous amounts of X-rays. (2014-10-08)
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Recent discoveries and updates of the Chandra mission in video and audio formats.

SXP 1062 in 60 Seconds (12-21-2011)
The Milky Way galaxy has several small satellite galaxies very close to it. One of them is called the Small Magellanic Cloud.

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--  Celestial Bauble Intrigues Astronomers
--  Tour of SXP 1062

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Abell 2052 in 60 Seconds (12-14-2011)
The galaxy cluster Abell 2052 is found some 480 million light years from Earth. At the center of Abell 2052 is a giant elliptical galaxy, and within that is a supermassive black hole.

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--  A Galaxy Cluster Gets Sloshed
--  Tour of Abell 2052

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Tarantula Nebula in 60 Seconds (12-09-2011)
30 Doradus is a place where stars are born literally. This region, which is also known as the Tarantula Nebula, is located about 160,000 light years from Earth.

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--  30 Doradus and The Growing Tarantula Within
--  Tour of Tarantula Nebula

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Cygnus X-1 in 60 Seconds (11-18-2011)
Over three decades ago, Stephen Hawking placed, and eventually lost, a bet against the existence of a black hole in Cygnus X-1.

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--  NASA's Chandra Adds to Black Hole Birth Announcement
--  Tour of Cygnus X-1

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RCW 86 in 60 Seconds (11-02-2011)
In 185 A.D., Chinese astronomers noted a "guest star" that mysteriously appeared in the sky and stayed for about 8 months.

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--  All Eyes on Oldest Recorded Supernova
--  Tour of RCW 86

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CID 1711 and CID 3083 in 60 Seconds (10-26-2011)
Astronomers have recently completed a large survey of the sky using some of the powerful telescopes both on the ground and in space.

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--  Close Encounters of the Galactic Kind
--  Tour of CID 1711 and CID 3083

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G299.2-2.9 in 60 Seconds (10-13-2011)
G299.2-2.9 is an intriguing supernova remnant found about 16,000 light years away in the Milky Way galaxy.

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--  A Middle-Aged Supernova Remnant
--  Tour of G299.2-2.9

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NGC 281 in 60 Seconds (09-30-2011)
High-mass stars are important because they are responsible for much of the energy pumped into a galaxy over its lifetime.

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--  Living the High Life
--  Tour of NGC 281

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CoRoT-2A in 60 Seconds (09-13-2011)
In recent years, astronomers have found hundreds of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.

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--  Star Blasts Planet With X-rays
--  Tour of CoRoT-2A

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NGC 3393 in 60 Seconds (08-31-2011)
Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the first pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way.

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--  NASA's Chandra Finds Nearest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes
--  Tour of NGC 3393

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