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by NASA/MSFC/CXC/A.Bhardwaj & R.Elsner, et al.; Earth model: NASA/GSFC/L.Perkins & G.Shirah
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Sequence of Chandra Earth Aurora Images. MPEG The bright arcs in this sample of Chandra images show low-energy X-rays (0.1 - 10 kilo electron volts) generated during auroral activity. The images are approximately 20-minute scans during which Chandra was pointed at a fixed point in the sky and the Earth's motion carried the auroral regions through the field of view. The estimated altitude of the X-ray emission is 100 km. Auroras are produced by solar storms that disturb Earth's magnetic field...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/earth/animations.html
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Northern Constellations Map: June
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/constellations/june_const.html
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The image shows a dramatic bow-like structure at the leading edge of the cloud, or nebula, embedded in the Vela supernova remnant. As indicated by the arrow, the jets point in the same direction as the motion of the pulsar. The swept-back appearance of the nebula is due to the motion of the pulsar through the supernova remnant. (Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC)
Topic: What -- Vela
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2001/velawv/more.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
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Cartwheel Galaxy with Scale Bar
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/cartwheel/more.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by Animation: ESA/Hubble/M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/ASU/J.Hester et al.; Optical: NASA/ESA/ASU/J.Hester & A.Loll; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Minn./R.Gehrz
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Animation and Composite Image of Crab Nebula. MPEG This sequence begins with an artist's animation of the explosion that produced the Crab Nebula, now an expanding debris field of extremely high-energy particles created from the death of a massive star. The view then fades into an image of the Crab composed of data from Chandra (light blue), Hubble (green and dark blue), and Spitzer (red). [Runtime: 0:18]
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/crab/animations.html
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This composite image shows Chandra's wide-field view of the area around the Vela Pulsar (background) with an enhanced view of the pulsar and its wind nebula in the inset box. (Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC)
Topic: What -- Vela
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2001/velawv/more.html
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Southern Constellations Map: September
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/constellations/sept_const.html
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This image of the Cartwheel Galaxy was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in blue band visible light. The Cartwheel is part of a group of galaxies about 400 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor [ http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/constellations/sculptor.html ]. (Credit: NASA/STScI)
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What -- Constellation, What -- Sculptor
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/cartwheel/more.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by Animation: NASA/CXC/A.Hobart
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MPEG This animation shows a supermassive black hole within a galaxy like the one located in NGC 1365. Scientists believe that the black hole at the center of the galaxy is fed by a steady stream of material, presumably in the form of a disk. Material just about to fall into a black hole should be heated to millions of degrees before passing over the event horizon, or point of no return. This process creates X-ray light that Chandra can detect. [Runtime: 0:27]
Topic: Where -- NGC 1365
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/ngc1365/animations.html
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This image was taken by ROSAT in June of 1990 when the Moon was about half-full. Chandra's observations of the Moon solved a decade-long mystery about X-rays detected by ROSAT that were thought to be coming from the dark portion of the Moon. It turns out that these X-rays only appear to come from the Moon and can be explained by radiation from Earth's geocorona. (Credit: ROSAT/J. Schmitt et al.)
Topics: What -- ROSAT, What -- Moon
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/moon/more.html
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ETA CARINAE: A Massive Supergiant Star
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/1999/0099/what.html
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This image of the Cartwheel Galaxy was taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope in 8 micron infrared. The Cartwheel is part of a group of galaxies about 400 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor [ http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/constellations/sculptor.html ]. (Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech/P.Appleton et al.)
Topics: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What -- Sculptor
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/cartwheel/more.html
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M33 X-7 with Scale Bar
Topic: Where -- M33
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/m33x7/more.html
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by NASA/CXC/W. Forman et al.
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This close-up of M87 shows the region surrounding the jet of high-energy particles in more detail. The jet is thought to be pointed at a small angle to the line of sight, out of the plane of the image. This jet may be only the latest in a series of jets that have been produced as magnetized gas spirals in a disk toward the supermassive black hole. More information on the M87 Jet [ http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2001/0134/ ]. Scale:
Topic: Where -- M87
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/m87/more.html
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This Hubble Space Telescope image of Saturn, captured in November 2000 (1 of 5 images taken from 1996-2000), show Saturn's rings nearly fully open as it moved towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere. Saturn's equator is tilted relative to its orbit by 27 degrees, very similar to the 23-degree tilt of the Earth. As Saturn moves along its orbit, first one hemisphere, then the other is tilted towards the Sun. This cyclical change causes seasons on Saturn, just as the changing orientation of...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Saturn, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/saturn_rngs/more.html
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This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 51 (M51) was taken by GALEX on June 19th and 20th 2003. This picture is a combination of GALEX images taken with the FUV (colored blue) and NUV detectors (colored red). M51 has a close companion galaxy to the North that is only just visible in the NUV detector and so looks faint and red in this image. This indicates that there is very little star formation occurring in the companion galaxy. The red stars in this image are foreground stars in our own Milky...
Topics: What -- GALEX, Where -- M51, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy, Where -- Whirlpool Galaxy
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/m51/more.html
GOODS Chandra Deep Field South: Hidden Black Holes Uncovered by Combined Effort of NASA's Great Observatories
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/goodsbh/index.html
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Sagittarius A* with Scale Bar
Topic: What -- Sagittarius
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/sgra/more.html
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Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) Animations
Topics: Where -- Whirlpool Galaxy, Where -- M51
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/0158/animations.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by NASA/CXC/SAO
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Color code: Intensity
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/proxima/index.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by NASA/CXC/SSC/J. Keohane et al.
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This Chandra X-ray image reveals a barrel-shaped supernova remnant around a glowing bar of intense X-radiation. These X-rays are produced by jets of 15 million degree Celsius gas that is rich in iron and nickel. These features indicate that W49B was produced when the core of a rapidly-rotating massive star collapsed to form a black hole, triggering the ejection of high-energy jets of material. Scale:
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/w49b/more.html
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A dark dust lane, running to the south and east of the nucleus, is apparent in this 2MASS image, which covers the near-infrared portion of the spectrum. The disk of the galaxy, overall, is much fainter than the bright nucleus. Maiolino et al. propose, based on Hubble Space Telescope near-infrared NICMOS imaging, that this dust lane traces a nuclear gas bar that may be responsible for feeding the active nucleus. (Credit: S. Van Dyk (IPAC))
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- NICMOS, What -- Circinus, What -- Galaxy 2
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2001/0167/more.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by NASA/CXC/PSU/G.Pavlov et al.
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This image of the Vela Pulsar Jet was created by combining 8 separate ACIS observations from Chandra. By adding the data together, new details of the jet and pulsar wind nebula emerge. The combined observation time for this image was 44.7 hours. Scale:
Topic: What -- Vela
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/vela_pulsar/more.html
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Northern Constellations Map: March
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/constellations/march_const.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by Animation: CXC/A.Hobart
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MPEG & AVI This animation begins with a view outside of Milky Way and then zooms in on one of the spiral arms to the double-star system XTE J1550-564, which contains a black hole and a normal Sun-like star. As gaseous material is pulled off the companion star onto the black hole, it forms a disk that is heated to millions of degrees. The animation then shows the ejection and evolution of the jets of high-energy particles.
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/xtej1550/animations.html
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This illustration shows three possible futures for the Universe, depending on the behavior of dark energy, by showing how the scale of the Universe may change with time. If dark energy is constant, as the new Chandra results suggest, the expansion should continue accelerating forever. If dark energy increases, the acceleration may happen so quickly that galaxies, stars, and eventually atoms will be torn apart, in the so-called Big Rip. Dark energy may also lead to a recollapse of the Universe,...
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/darkenergy/more.html
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NGC 5746 with Scale Bar
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/n5746/more.html
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Chandra's image of G292.0+1.8 shows remarkable complexity and structure in the debris field of this exploded star. Each color represents different elements such as oxygen, neon, magnesium, and silicon. The distribution of these elements gives astronomers clues about how the star exploded. The close-up zooms into the region around the dense core that remains of the star, seen in the highest-energy X-rays detected by Chandra. (Credit: NASA/CXC/Penn State/S.Park et al.)
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/g292/more.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by Illustration: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T.Pyle (SSC); X-ray: NASA/CXC/Durham/D.Alexander et al.; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/CEA/E.Daddi
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Color code: Energy (Orange: 0.5-2 keV; Blue: 2-8 keV)
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/goods/index.html
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NGC 6543 X-ray/Optical overlay (Credit: X-ray: NASA/UIUC/Y.Chu et al., Optical: NASA/HST)
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2001/1220/more.html
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This optical image of Adromeda was taken by the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Located in the constellation of Andromeda (the Princess), the Andromeda Galaxy is a large spiral galaxy very similar to our own Galaxy, the Milky Way. Also known as Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the Andromeda Galaxy is over 65,000 light years in diameter and approximately 2.9 million light years from Earth. (Credit: NOAO/AURA/NSF/T.Rector & B.A.Wolpa)
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Andromeda, What -- Earth, Where -- M31
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/m31/more.html
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More Images of Abell 1795
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2000/0163/more.html
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by NASA/CXC/SAO/R.DiStefano et al.
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This X-ray image of M83 was observed on April 29, 2000 for 13 hours with the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS). Chandra observations of this spiral galaxy and 3 other nearby galaxies have revealed a possible new class of X-ray sources. These mysterious X-ray sources, marked with green diamonds in the version on the left, are called "quasisoft" sources because they have a temperature in the range of one to four million degrees Celsius. Color Code:
Topics: What -- Spectrometer, Where -- M83
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/m101/more.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by Kitt Peak: NOAO/AURA/NSF/T.A.Rector; Gemini: AURA/Gemini Obs./SDSU/J.Orosz et al.; HST: NASA/STScI/SDSU/J.Orosz et al.; Chandra: NASA/CXC/CfA/P.Plucinsky et al.
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Images of M33 X-7. MPEG This sequence begins with a wide-field optical image from Kitt Peak of M33, a spiral galaxy about 3 million light years from Earth, and then zooms into a view from the Gemini telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Next, the view zooms into an even smaller field, from the Hubble Space Telescope, that includes M33 X-7, the most massive known black hole to be formed from the collapse of a star. The final image is a composite of the region around M33 X-7 that contains both the...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Gemini, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- M33, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/m33x7/animations.html
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Shown is an extremely deep Chandra X-ray Observatory image of the Hubble Deep Field-North (HDF-N), the most intensively studied patch of the night sky at all wavelengths from radio to X-ray. This image is thus the best combination of the deepest imaging capabilities available in both the optical and X-ray regimes. Twelve X-ray sources are detected in the HDF-N. The false colors represent the "X-ray color" of the objects. Objects that appear redder are cooler in the X-ray band, while...
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2001/cdfn/more.html
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More Images of G292.0+1.8
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2001/0112/more.html
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Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar. Scale bar = 44 arcsec (Credit: NASA/Ohio U./T.Statler et al.)
Topic: Where -- NGC 1
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/n1700/more.html
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Northern Constellations Map: December
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/constellations/december_const.html
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This illustration shows the rings of Saturn, an example of a disk that is very familiar to us. The material in this disk loses very little energy because of friction. Therefore, compared to a black hole such as GRO J1655-40, the disk is very stable, and is much cooler and fainter. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)
Topic: What -- Saturn
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/j1655/more.html
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by Animation: CXC/D.Berry
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MPEG When the core of a massive star collapses, a supernova explosion occurs and the collapsed core forms an extremely compact, rapidly spinning neutron star. Some theories propose that the neutrons could dissolve into free quarks, causing the neutron star to shrink further and become a strange quark star. NASA has announced the detection of a possible strange quark star. [Run time = 0:25 sec]
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/0211/animations.html
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More Images of Stephan's Quintet
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/stephan/more.html
The Eagle Nebula ("Pillars of Creation") looks very different when viewed through three of NASA's orbiting observatories. The infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope and the famous Hubble Space Telescope image show the gas and dust of this star-forming region. The X-ray image from Chandra allows astronomers to peer through the obscuring material, and shows that the Eagle Nebula may be past its prime in terms of making stars. One young star is found inside the pillars, which...
Topics: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/m16/more.html
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by NASA/CXC/SAO/J.Drake et al.
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The Chandra observations of the bright portion of the Moon detected X-rays from oxygen, magnesium, aluminum and silicon atoms. The X-rays are produced by fluorescence when solar X-rays bombard the Moon's surface. Note that because of the Chandra viewing angle during its observation, the optical image (shown below) is rotated a few degrees from the X-ray image. Scale:
Topic: What -- Moon
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/moon/more.html
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by Animation: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss
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MPEG These two illustrations show the difference between the very biggest supermassive black holes in the Universe and relatively smaller ones. In each case, the black hole is swallowing large amounts of gas from a surrounding disk. The first illustration is of a black hole with a mass between about 10 million and 100 million Suns. Here, the central black hole is obscured by a thick donut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. The second shows the growth of a larger black hole, with a mass greater than...
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/bhlock/animations.html
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by Animation: NASA/CXC/A.Hobart
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MPEG This animation depicts an eruption caused by a supermassive black hole. Gas and dust (reddish-brown disk) are being pulled around by the enormous gravity of the supermassive black hole, which is buried in the center of a large elliptical galaxy. The animation then zooms out to show the full view of the galaxy, which is surrounded by hot gas (red) that pervades the galaxy cluster. White jets, fueled from material falling onto the black hole, then erupt from the black hole and push gas...
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/ms0735/animations.html
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by X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Amsterdam/S.Migliari et al., Radio: G.M. Dubner, et al.
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In this X-ray/radio composite image, the radio data (upper left) were observed by the VLA and Bonn 100m on August 19, 1996 for about 7 hours (bandwidth = 1465 MHz). The pullout box of the Chandra X-ray data (lower right) shows two high speed lobes of 50 million degree gas 5 trillion kilometers apart on opposite sides of a binary black hole system. Scale (Radio):
Topic: What -- VLA
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/0214/more.html
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by NASA/CXC/C.Lisse & S.Wolk
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Color code: Energy (Red= 0.3-0.5 keV, Green = 0.5-0.7 keV, Blue = 0.7-1.0 keV)
Topic: What -- Deep Impact
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/dimpact/index.html
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More Images of NGC 3079
Topic: Where -- NGC 3079
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/ngc3079/more.html
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by NASA/CXC/SAO
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Color code: Intensity (Chandra: 0.3-3keV bandwidth)
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/1999/0052/index.html
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Color code: Intensity
Topics: What -- SIRIUS, What -- Constellation, What -- Canis Major
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2000/0065/index.html
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Orion Nebula with Scale Bar
Topic: What -- Orion
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/orion/more.html
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by NOAA/SEC
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GOES-12 Time-lapse Movie of Solar Flare. MPEG The groundbreaking first observation of X-rays from Saturn's low-latitudes by Chandra appeared as a direct response to this solar event captured by the GOES Solar X-ray Imager. This solar flare is classified as an M6 - meaning it is medium-sized with the potential to cause brief radio blackouts at Earth's polar regions. [Runtime: 0:12]
Topics: What -- GOES 12, What -- Imager, What -- Polar, What -- Saturn
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/saturn/animations.html
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Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet observations made during the Chandra monitoring period of Jupiter showed relatively weak ultraviolet flaring. The combined Chandra and Hubble data indicate that the auroral activity was caused by the acceleration of charged ions of oxygen and other elements trapped in the polar magnetic field high above Jupiter's atmosphere. Hubble observed Jupiter for one-and-a-half hours on February 26, 2003. (Credit: NASA/STScI)
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Jupiter, What -- Polar
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/jupiter/more.html
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by NASA/CXC/NRAO/F.Yusef-Zadeh
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This image of the galactic center was taken on March 31, 1984 with NRAO's Very Large Array (VLA). Displayed in red, the image shows some of the filamentary structures that appear in centimeter radio wavelengths. The field of view is the same as the Chandra image. Scale:
Topics: What -- Very Large Array, What -- VLA
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/sgra/more.html
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Galactic center region across the spectrum: red: radio 90 cm (VLA); green: mid-infrared; blue: X-ray (1-8 keV; Chandra ACIS-I) (Credit: X-ray: NASA/UMass/D.Wang et al., Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/NRL/N.Kassim, Mid-Infrared: MSX)
Topics: What -- VLA, What -- MSX
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/gcenter/more.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by NASA, ESA, the GOODS Team and M. Giavalisco [STScI]
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Because infant galaxies are very faint and very rare, astronomers are using Hubble to search for them over a wide swath of sky. In fact, the new observations cover about 60 times the area of the original Hubble Deep Field Observations, obtained in 1995. Observation Dates:
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/goods/more.html
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In this artist's rendition, X-rays from a distant quasar traveling toward Earth and the Chandra X-ray Observatory are shown as waves of colored light. As they pass through a cloud of intergalactic gas, which appears as the white, filamentary structure, some of the X-rays are absorbed. (Credit: SAO/CXC/A.Hobart)
Topic: What -- Earth
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/igm/more.html
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N49 is the brightest supernova remnant in optical light in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The unique filamentary structure seen in the optical data by Hubble has long set N49 apart from other well understood supernova remnants, as most supernova remnants appear roughly circular in visible light. Recent mapping of molecular clouds suggests that this supernova remnant is expanding into a denser region to the southeast, which would cause its asymmetrical appearance. (Credit: NASA/STScI/UIUC/Y.H.Chu...
Topics: What -- Visible Light, Where -- Large Magellanic Cloud
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/n49/more.html
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Westerlund 2 with Scale Bar
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2008/wd2/more.html
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by X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/R.P.Kraft; Optical: Pal.Obs. DSS; Radio: NRAO/VLA/A.H.Bridle & R.G.Strom
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Images of 3C438 and Surrounding Galaxy Cluster. MPEG This sequence of images shows how 3c438, the galaxy at the center of this cluster, looks in various types of light. The X-ray image shows a much different structure from the optical image, including a massive arc-like structure to the lower left. There are also hints of a cavity in the hot gas to the upper left. Jets seen in the radio image do not point in the same directions as the cavity structure, adding more mysteries about this system....
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/3c438/animations.html
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by NASA/CXC/ASU/J. Hester et al.
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This image represents a snapshot from a movie that shows dynamic rings, wisps and jets of matter and antimatter around the pulsar in the Crab Nebula as observed in X-ray light by Chandra. The inner ring is about one light year across. Scale:
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Topic: What -- Snapshot
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/0052/more.html
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M82 with Scale Bar
Topic: Where -- M82
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/m82/more.html
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by NASA/CXC/M.Weiss
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MPEG This animation shows an artist's representation of the huge collision in the bullet cluster. Hot gas, containing most of the normal matter in the cluster, is shown in red and dark matter is in blue. During the collision the hot gas in each cluster is slowed and distorted by a drag force, similar to air resistance. A bullet-shaped cloud of gas forms in one of the clusters. In contrast, the dark matter is not slowed by the impact, because it does not interact directly with itself or the gas...
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/1e0657/animations.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by Light curve: NASA/CXC/GSFC/T. Strohmayer; Illustration: GSFC/D. Berry
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RX J0806.3+1527: Orbiting Stars Flooding Space with Gravitational Waves
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/j0806/index.html
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by NASA/CXC/SAO/B.Gaensler et al.
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Chandra's image shows a close-up of the head of the Mouse where a shock wave has formed as a young pulsar plows through interstellar space. In this 3-color X-ray image red, green and blue represent increasing energy ranges. Scale:
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/mouse/more.html
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4C37.43 with Scale Bar
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/4c37/more.html
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by NASA/STScI
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The optical image of Saturn is due to the scattering of visible wavelength light from the Sun. The optical image is much brighter than the x-ray image (above), shows more detail, and shows the beautiful ring structures, which were not detected in X-rays. This is because the Sun emits about a million times more power in visible light than in X-rays, and X-rays scatter less efficiently from a cold surface such as Saturn. Scale:
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Visible Light, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/saturn/more.html
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by Optical Image: NASA/CXC/IoA/A.Fabian et al. X-ray Image: NASA/CXC/IoA/A.Fabian et al.
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MPEG This sequence of two images begins with an optical, ground-based image of the Perseus galaxy cluster. At the center of the image is Perseus A, a large elliptical galaxy. The Chandra X-ray Observatory image shows the supermassive black hole at the center of Perseus A, seen as a white point. The hot cluster gas is seen as diffuse emission, and two cavities in the cluster gas are visible on either side of the black hole. [Run Time: 6 sec]
Topic: What -- Perseus
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/perseus/animations.html
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Line Continuum Radio Image. This radio image (green) shows radiation from cold gas across the central region of Centaurus A. (Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF/J. Van Gorkom/Schminovich et al., This image courtesy of Dr. Jacqueline van Gorkom from Columbia)
Topics: What -- Centaurus, What -- Columbia
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/0157/more.html
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Comet LINEAR was discovered on September 27, 1999. Its closest approach to Earth occurred July 23, 2000 at a distance of 35 million miles. Its closest approach to the Sun occurred July 26, 2000 at a distance of 71 million miles. LINEAR is an acronym meaning Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research. (Credit: Larry Koehn)
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Lincoln
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2000/c1999s4/more.html
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Frosty white water ice clouds and swirling orange dust storms above a vivid rusty landscape reveal Mars as a dynamic planet in this sharp image. The Earth-orbiting Hubble telescope snapped this picture on June 26, when Mars was approximately 43 million miles (68 million km) from Earth -- its closest approach to our planet since 1988. The disk of Mars was fully illuminated as seen from Earth because Mars was exactly opposite the Sun. Hubble can see details as small as 10 miles (16 km) across....
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Polar
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/mars/more.html
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As seen from Earth, the Sombrero galaxy is tilted nearly edge-on. This brilliant galaxy was named the Sombrero because of its resemblance to the broad rim and high-topped Mexican hat. The Hubble optical image shows a bulge of starlight partially blocked by a rim of dust. The Hubble Heritage Team took these observations in May-June 2003 with the space telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. Images were taken in three filters (red, green, and blue) to yield a natural-color image. The team took...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Moon, Where -- Sombrero Galaxy
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/sombrero/more.html
Chandra Space Telescope Collection
by Animation: NASA/CXC/A.Hobart
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Animation of X-ray Flares from a "Young Sun. MPEG This animation shows how X-ray flares from a young star affect a planet-forming disk. Light from the young star is reflected off the inner part of the disk, making it glow. The view zooms in to show small white flares continually erupting on the surface of the young star. A set of huge white magnetic loops then erupts from the star and hits the inside edge of the disk, resulting in an extremely bright flare. X-rays from the flare then heat...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Orion
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/orion/animations.html
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The two large elliptical galaxies indicated by arrows in the center of image are aligned in the general direction of the X-ray brightness elongation. They are thought to be the central galaxies of two sub-clusters that are participating in the merger. The optical image is overlaid with X-ray brightness contours. (Credit: Palomar Digitzed Sky Survey and NASA/CXC/SAO)
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2000/a2142/more.html
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The inset shows the region around the central pulsar in more detail. Note the elongated shape, which may be an extended doughnut, or torus-shaped region created by a high-speed flow of particles away from the equator of the neutron star. The features perpendicular to the torus may be due to jets of high energy particles streaming away from the poles of the neutron star. The neutron star itself is an unresolvable point-like source buried in the middle of the white region. Scale:
Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/snr0540/more.html