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Take a Summer Cosmic Road Trip With NASA’s Chandra and Webb
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It’s time to take a cosmic road trip using light as the highway and visit four stunning destinations across space.…

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NASA’s Chandra Peers Into Densest and Weirdest Stars
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The supernova remnant 3C 58 contains a spinning neutron star, known as PSR J0205+6449, at its center. Astronomers studied this…

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Coming in Hot — NASA’s Chandra Checks Habitability of Exoplanets
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This graphic shows a three-dimensional map of stars near the Sun. These stars are close enough that they could be…

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‘Super’ Star Cluster Shines in New Look From NASA’s Chandra
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Westerlund 1 is the biggest and closest “super” star cluster to Earth. New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, in combination with other…

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Travel Through Data From Space in New 3D Instagram Experiences
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A new project provides special 3D “experiences” on Instagram using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes through…

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Spotted: ‘Death Star’ Black Holes in Action
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A team of astronomers have studied 16 supermassive black holes that are firing powerful beams into space, to track where these beams,…

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NASA’s Chandra Notices the Galactic Center is Venting
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These images show evidence for an exhaust vent attached to a chimney releasing hot gas from a region around the supermassive…

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NASA’s Chandra Releases Doubleheader of Blockbuster Hits
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New movies of two of the most famous objects in the sky — the Crab Nebula and Cassiopeia A —…

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Stunning Echo of 800-year-old Explosion
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In the year 1181 a rare supernova explosion appeared in the night sky, staying visible for 185 consecutive days. Historical records show…

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NASA’s Chandra Identifies an Underachieving Black Hole
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This image shows a quasar, a rapidly growing supermassive black hole, which is not achieving what astronomers would expect from it, as…

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Listen to the Universe: New NASA Sonifications and Documentary
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Three new sonifications of images from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have been released in conjunction with a…

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Stellar Beads on a String
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Astronomers have discovered one of the most powerful eruptions from a black hole ever recorded in the system known as SDSS J1531+3414…

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Telescopes Show the Milky Way’s Black Hole is Ready for a Kick
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This artist’s illustration depicts the findings of a new study about the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy called…

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NASA Scientists Discover a Novel Galactic ‘Fossil’
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Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, have discovered X-ray activity that sheds light on the evolution…

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Astronomers Find Spark of Star Birth Across Billions of Years
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These four images represent a sample of galaxy clusters that are part of the largest and most complete study to learn what…

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NASA Telescopes Chase Down “Green Monster” in Star’s Debris
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For the first time astronomers have combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and James Webb Space Telescope to study the well-known supernova…

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NASA Features New Discoveries at American Astronomical Society Meeting
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Experts will discuss new research from NASA missions at the 243rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), on topics…

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NASA Telescopes Start the Year With a Double Bang
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A colorful, festive image shows different types of light containing the remains of not one, but at least two, exploded…

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Sprightly Stars Illuminate ‘Christmas Tree Cluster’
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This new image of NGC 2264, also known as the “Christmas Tree Cluster,” shows the shape of a cosmic tree…

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Chandra Catches Spider Pulsars Destroying Nearby Stars
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A group of dead stars known as “spider pulsars” are obliterating companion stars within their reach. Data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory of the globular…

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NASA Telescope Data Becomes Music You Can Play
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For millennia, musicians have looked to the heavens for inspiration. Now a new collaboration is enabling actual data from NASA telescopes to…

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