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A Quick Look at the Eagle Nebula (M16)
A Quick Look at the Eagle Nebula (M16)
Using Chandra, researchers detected over 1,700 individual sources of X-rays in the Eagle Nebula. (2018-07-12)
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A Tour of Mrk 1216 (06-21-2018)
Astronomers using Chandra found that black holes may have squelched star formation in small, yet massive galaxies known as "red nuggets".

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--  'Red Nuggets' are Galactic Gold for Astronomers

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A Tour of Alpha Centauri (06-06-2018)
A new study of Alpha Centauri indicates that any planets orbiting the two brightest stars are likely not being pummeled by large amounts of X-ray radiation from their host stars.

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--  Chandra Scouts Nearest Star System for Possible Hazards

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A Tour of GW170817 (05-31-2018)
A new study using Chandra data of GW170817 indicates that the event that produced gravitational waves likely created the lowest mass black hole known.

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--  Gravitational Wave Event Likely Signaled Creation of a Black Hole

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A Tour of E0102 (05-23-2018)
Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy.

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--  E0102-72.3: Astronomers Spot a Distant and Lonely Neutron Star

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A Tour of the Sagittarius A* Black Hole Swarm (05-09-2018)
Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

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--  Sagittarius A* Swarm: Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Milky Way Center

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A Tour of NGC 6231 (05-02-2018)
By studying young clusters, astronomers hope to learn more about how stars-- including our Sun--are born.

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--  NGC 6231: Stellar Family Portrait in X-rays

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A Tour of the Cold Front in the Perseus Cluster (04-03-2018)
A gigantic and resilient "cold front" hurtling through the Perseus galaxy cluster has been studied using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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--  Perseus Cluster: Scientists Surprised by Relentless Cosmic Cold Front

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A Tour of the Crab Nebula (03-14-2018)
A new composite image of the Crab Nebula features X-rays from Chandra, optical data from Hubble, and infrared data from Spitzer.

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--  Crab Nebula: A Crab Walks Through Time

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A Tour of Black Hole Growth in Chandra Deep Field South (02-15-2018)
Two groups of scientists, using data from Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, have found evidence that the growth of the biggest black holes in the Universe is outrunning the rate of formation of stars in the galaxies they inhabit.

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--  Supermassive Black Holes Are Outgrowing Their Galaxies

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A Tour of SDSS J1354+1327 (01-12-2018)
The dining galaxy is known by its abbreviated name, J1354, and is about 800 million light years from Earth.

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--  Researchers Catch Supermassive Black Hole Burping — Twice

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