Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXC)

Recent Chandra Highlights

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NASA's Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter

Astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself.


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"Mini Supernova" Explosion Could Have Big Impact

A stellar explosion, called a nova, which is about 1,500 light years from Earth.


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NASA's Chandra Observatory Finds Cosmic Showers Halt Galaxy Growth

Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that the growth of galaxies containing supermassive black holes can be slowed down by a phenomenon referred to as cosmic precipitation.


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