Chandra

What Happens to Their Supermassive Black Holes When Galaxies Collide?

What’s better than two gigantic galaxies swirling into one another until they collide?  How about three galaxies swirling into one…

11 months ago

Carnival of Space #513

Welcome, come in to the 513th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers…

4 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…

5 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.

6 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – March 20, 2015: Lee Billings’ Five Billion Years of Solitude

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Author Lee Billings, discussing his book "Five Billion Years of Solitude"(@LeeBillings /

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout -March 13, 2015: Astrophysicist Katie Mack

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Astrophysicist Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) Guests: Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Charles Black (@charlesblack / sen.com/charles-black) Brian…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 9, 2015: Andy Weir of “The Martian”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Andy Weir , author of "The Martian" Andy was first hired as a programmer…

7 years ago

Nearby Galaxy Holds First Ultraluminous X-Ray Source that is a Pulsar

A research team led by Caltech astronomers of Pasadena California have discovered an ultraluminous X-ray (ULX) source that is pulsating. Their…

7 years ago

This Exoplanet Has Prematurely Aged its Star

Hot young stars are wildly active, emitting huge eruptions of charged particles form their surfaces. But as they age they…

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