Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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Banking X-ray Data for the Future

Six objects ranging in location from within the Milky Way to billions of light years away.


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A Fresh Perspective on an Extraordinary Cluster of Galaxies

A galaxy cluster nicknamed the “Phoenix Cluster” located about 5.7 billion light years from Earth.


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Milky Way's Black Hole Shows Signs of Increased Chatter

Three orbiting X-ray space telescopes have detected an increased rate of X-ray flares from the usually quiet giant black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy after new long-term monitoring.


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