Chandra

Stars Boil Before They Blow Up, Says NuSTAR

Supernovas are some of the most energetic and powerful events in the observable Universe. Briefly outshining entire galaxies, they are…

9 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…

9 years ago

Stars in this Jam-Packed Galaxy are 25 Times Closer Together than in the Milky Way

Meet galaxy M60-UCD1. This is not your average, every day, ordinary galaxy. First of all, it’s what is known as…

9 years ago

Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole is a Sloppy Eater

Like most galaxies, our Milky Way has a dark monster in its middle: an enormous black hole with the mass…

9 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – May. 3, 2013

Another busy episode of the Weekly Space Hangout, with more than a dozen space stories covered by a collection of…

10 years ago

NASA’s Great Observatories Provide a Sparkly New View of the Small Magellanic Cloud

This is just pretty! NASA's Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Spitzer Infrared…

10 years ago

Book Review: Your Ticket to the Universe

Every once in a while an astronomy book comes out that combines stunning high-definition images from the world's most advanced…

10 years ago

Astronomers Find Ultimate Oxymoron: A Small Supermassive Black Hole

There's jumbo shrimp and accurate rumors; now there's even a mini supermassive black hole. Astronomers have identified the smallest supermassive…

10 years ago

Astronomers Discover Milky Way’s Hot Halo

Artist's illustration of a hot gas halo enveloping the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds (NASA/CXC/M.Weiss; NASA/CXC/Ohio State/A.Gupta et al.) Our…

10 years ago

Pulsar Sets New Speed Record

A pulsar may have been spotted racing through space at over 6 million miles per hour (9.65 million km/h), setting…

10 years ago