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Nearby supernova factory ramps up
A local supernova factory has recently started production, according to a wealth of new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory on the Carina Nebula. (2011-05-24)
Black holes in distant galaxies point to wild youth
Like 'flower power' tattoos on aging ex-hippy baby boomers, unexpectedly large numbers of neutron stars and black holes in elliptical galaxies suggest some of these galaxies lived through a much wilder youth. (2002-06-04)
X-ray view of a thousand-year-old cosmic tapestry
A long Chandra observation reveals the SN 1006 supernova remnant in exquisite detail. (2013-04-17)
Ghost remains after black hole eruption
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has found a cosmic (2009-05-28)
Searching for primordial antimatter
Scientists are on the hunt for evidence of antimatter -- matter's arch nemesis -- left over from the very early Universe. (2008-10-30)
Chandra probes nature of dark matter
Scientists have precisely determined the distribution of dark matter in a distant galaxy cluster with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2001-09-06)
Galaxy cluster takes it to the extreme
Evidence for an awesome upheaval in a massive galaxy cluster was discovered in an image made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2007-05-30)
Chandra pinpoints edge of accretion disk around black hole
Using four NASA space observatories, including the Chandra X- ray Observatory, astronomers have shown a flaring black hole source has an accretion disk that stops much farther out than some theories predicted - providing a better understanding of how energy is released when matter spirals into a black hole. (2001-05-06)
Star factory near galactic center bathed in high-energy X-rays
Near the crowded core of the Milky Way galaxy, where stars shine so brightly and plentifully that planets there would never experience nighttime, astronomers have found a new phenomenon: a cauldron of 60-million-degree gas enveloping a cluster of young stars. (2001-06-05)
NASA's Chandra reveals new star generation
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed a new generation of stars spawned by a super-massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. (2005-10-13)
Astronomers offer simple explanation for mysterious X-ray galactic ridge
Astronomers led by Farhad Zadeh of Northwestern University have imaged in great detail X-ray emission from the mysterious X-ray galactic ridge, in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. (2002-01-09)
Chandra survey of distant galaxies provides evidence for vigorous starbursts
Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have made the first long-duration X-ray survey of the Hubble Deep Field North. (2000-05-16)
Star factory near galactic center bathed in high-energy X-rays
Astronomers have found a new phenomenon near the crowded core of the Milky Way galaxy: a cauldron of 60-million degree gas enveloping a cluster of young stars. (2001-06-06)
X-Rays signal presence of elusive intermediate-mass black hole
Peculiar outbursts of X-rays coming from a black hole have provided evidence that it has a mass of about 10,000 Suns, which would place it in a possible new class of black holes. (2005-03-22)
NASA's Chandra sees brightest supernova ever
The brightest stellar explosion ever recorded may be a long-sought new type of supernova, according to observations by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes. (2007-05-07)
Supernova remnant is an unusual suspect
A new image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows a supernova remnant with a different look. (2009-06-09)
A quasar's identity may simply be in the eye of the beholder
Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have made the first detailed study of a quasar shrouded in clouds of gas and dust. (2001-05-28)
Orphan stars found in long galaxy tail
Astronomers have found evidence that stars have been forming in a long tail of gas that extends well outside its parent galaxy. (2007-09-20)
Lost and found: X-ray telescope locates missing matter
NASATMs Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered two huge intergalactic clouds of diffuse hot gas. (2005-02-02)
NASA's Chandra sees eclipsing planet in X-rays for first time
For the first time since exoplanets, or planets around stars other than the sun, were discovered almost 20 years ago, X-ray observations have detected an exoplanet passing in front of its parent star. (2013-07-29)
Image release: A violent, complex scene of colliding galaxy clusters
Using the Very Large Array along with the Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers see a fascinating, complex scene where clusters of galaxies are violently colliding. (2014-06-03)
Smoking gun found for gamma-ray burst in milky way
Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, along with infrared observations, have uncovered evidence that a gamma-ray burst -- one of nature's most catastrophic explosions -- occurred in our Milky Way Galaxy a few thousand years ago. (2004-06-02)
Era of galaxy and black hole growth spurt discovered
Distant galaxies undergoing intense bursts of star formation have been shown by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to be fertile growing grounds for the largest black holes in the Universe. (2005-04-06)
Gravitational lens helps Chandra find rare type of black hole
A team of astronomers from England and France have reported strong evidence for the existence of a rare type of black hole, called a Type 2 quasar. (2000-03-19)
Chandra observes cloud powered by black hole in distant
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has shown that a giant gas cloud is being blasted by X-rays from the vicinity of a giant black hole which lurks in its center. (2000-06-04)
Detection of hot halo gets theory out of hot water
Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have detected an extensive halo of hot gas around a quiescent spiral galaxy. (2006-02-03)
Shocking case of indigestion in supermassive black hole
A multi-wavelength study of a pair of colliding galaxies has revealed the cause of a supermassive black hole's case of 'indigestion.' Results will be presented by Dr. (2017-07-04)
Scientists find the reason behind black holes' light shows
A team of astronomers led by the University of Michigan may know how black holes are lighting up the Universe. (2006-06-21)
Chandra independently determines Hubble constant
A critically important number that specifies the expansion rate of the Universe, the so-called Hubble constant, has been independently determined using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2006-08-08)
Chandra observations reveal X-ray glint in Cat's Eye Nebula
Hot gas from a shocked stellar wind is responsible for the complex shape of a planetary nebula known as the Cat's Eye, say astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2001-02-01)
A supernova cocoon breakthrough
Observations with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have provided the first X-ray evidence of a supernova shock wave breaking through a cocoon of gas surrounding the star that exploded. (2012-05-15)
Stellar forensics with striking new image from Chandra
A spectacular new image shows how complex a star's afterlife can be. (2007-10-23)
New view of doomed star
A new composite image of the Eta Carinae from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope shows the remnants of a massive eruption from the star during the 1840s. (2007-06-20)
NASA finds direct proof of dark matter
Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. (2006-08-21)
NGC 4696: A cosmic question mark
Curling around itself like a question mark, the unusual looking galaxy NGC 4696 itself begs many questions. (2010-08-12)
Possible progenitor of special supernova type detected
Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, scientists have reported the possible detection of a binary star system that was later destroyed in a supernova explosion. (2008-02-13)
The mouse that soared
Astronomers have used an X-ray image to make the first detailed study of the behavior of high-energy particles around a fast moving pulsar. (2004-09-27)
Not seeing is believing when it comes to event horizon evidence
NASA's two Great Observatories, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, have independently provided what could be the best direct evidence yet for the existence of an event horizon, the defining feature of a black hole and one of the most bizarre astrophysical concepts in nature. (2001-01-10)
Chandra reviews black hole musical: Epic but off-key
A gigantic sonic boom generated by a supermassive black hole has been found with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, along with evidence for a cacophony of deep sound. (2006-10-05)
Images reveal spectacular X-ray tails
Michigan State University astronomer Megan Donahue uses words such as (2010-01-22)
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