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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 1 June 2018 9.00am EDT

During the last week Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

A Chandra press release was issued on May 31 describing a new study of GW170817. By comparing the Chandra observations with those by the Very Large Array, researchers explain the observed X-ray emission as being due entirely to a shock wave impacting the surrounding gas. There is no sign of X-rays resulting from a neutron star. Thus, the researchers in this study claim this is a strong case for the merger of two neutron stars to then produce bursts of radiation and form a black hole. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

      1RXSJ001420.5+085411   ACIS-I       Jun  3
        hetej1900.1-2455       ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Jun  4
        Abell2146              ACIS-I
        ULASJ0123+1525         ACIS-S
        RYSct                  ACIS-I
        CFHQSJ1509-1749        ACIS-S       Jun  6
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        J110508.11+444447.1    ACIS-S
        J0805+6144             ACIS-S       Jun  7
        Radiation Belts
        Abell2146              ACIS-I
        CGCG098-132            ACIS-S       Jun  8
        LHS3003                HRC-S
        1E161348-5055          ACIS-S
        ALPHABOO               HRC-I        Jun  9
        LSBCF570-04            ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Jun 10
        J0933+2845             ACIS-S
        ALPHABOO               HRC-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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