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Astronomers are Continuing to Watch the Shockwaves Expand from Supernova SN1987A, as they Crash Into the Surrounding Interstellar Medium

An international team of researchers was able to accurately measure the effect that a supernova shock wave had on the…

11 months ago

Stunning View of the Crab Nebula Just Got Five Times Better

Images of the Crab Nebula are always a treat because it has such intriguing and varied structure. Also, just knowing…

3 years ago

A Single Wave, Bigger Than the Milky Way, is Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster

A team of researchers using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory have spotted a wave of hot gas larger than the Milky…

3 years ago

Supernova Blast Wave Still Visible After 30 Years

30 years ago today, a supernova explosion was spotted in the southern hemisphere skies. The exploding star was located in…

3 years ago

A Black Hole’s Record Breaking Lunch

Does a distant black hole provide a new definition of pain and suffering? The black hole, named XJ1500+0154, appears to…

3 years ago

Solar Storms Ignite Aurora On Jupiter

In 2011, a coronal mass ejection reached Jupiter and produced x-ray auroras hundreds of times brighter than Earth's auroras.

4 years ago

X-Ray Telescope Cracks Open Archives, Comes Up With Gassy Black Hole Gem

What a gem! This huge black hole in the middle of Hercules A is making gas around it super-heated to…

5 years ago

What Sparked Star Explosion 2014J? NASA Telescope Seeks Clues

X marks the spot: after probing the area where a star used to be, in X-rays, astronomers have been able…

5 years ago

Cosmic Fireworks: A Supernova Feast And Google+ Hangout For Chandra’s 15th Anniversary

It's well past the Fourth of July, but you can still easily find fireworks in the sky if you look…

5 years ago

Chandra Image May Rival July 4th Fireworks

While Fourth of July festivities tonight may bring brilliant colors blazing across the night sky, only 23 million light-years away…

5 years ago