Chandra

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…

7 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…

7 years ago

Intriguing X-Ray Signal Might be Dark Matter Candidate

Could a strange X-ray signal coming from the Perseus galaxy cluster be a hint of the elusive dark matter in…

7 years ago

Amazing New X-Ray Image of the Whirlpool Galaxy Shows it is Dotted with Black Holes

In any galaxy there are hundreds of X-ray binaries: systems consisting of a black hole capturing and heating material from…

7 years ago

Galaxy Violence Revealed! Cosmic Crash Shows Cluster Crunch

Shock waves! Fast-moving particles! Magnetic fields! This image has it all. Behold the merging galaxy clusters MACS J0717+3745 about five billion…

7 years ago

Jellyfish-Like Galaxy Appears To Be Shedding All Over Space

Is that a tractor beam trying to latch on to galaxy ESO 137-001? While the bold blue stripe in the…

8 years ago

Pushy Black Holes Stop Elliptical Galaxies From Forming Stars

Contradicting past theories, cold gas has been found in abundance in some elliptical galaxies -- showing that there must be…

8 years ago

Runaway Pulsar Produces Longest Jet Trail Ever Observed

One of the fastest-moving pulsars ever observed is spewing out a record-breaking jet of high-energy particles that stretches 37 light…

8 years ago

New Findings from NuSTAR: A New X-Ray View of the “Hand of God” and More

One star player in this week’s findings out of the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society has been the…

8 years ago

Chandra’s Verdict on the Demise of a Star: “Death by Black Hole”

This week, astronomers announced the detection of a rare event, a star being torn to shreds by a massive black…

8 years ago