Four new images have been released to mark the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory
This Chandra image of Tycho reveals the dynamics of the star's explosion in exquisite detail
This x-ray image of G292.0+1.8 from Chandra shows a rapidly expanding, intricately structured debris field that contains, along with oxygen (yellow and orange), other elements such as magnesium (green) and silicon and sulfur (blue)
This image of the Crab Nebula showa the neutron star spewing out a blizzard of high-energy particles
This Chandra image shows the center of 3C58, which contains a rapidly spinning neutron star surrounded by a thick ring, or torus, of x-ray emission
Today is the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is one of NASA's "Great Observatories," along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. Since its launch, its x-ray vision and high sensitivity have helped us to better understand the universe.
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