Posts Tagged ‘Chandra X-Ray Observatory’

Butterfly of Combined Light

X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Mich./S.Oey, IR: NASA/JPL, Opti­cal: ESO/WFI/2.2-m

When NASA com­bines images from dif­fer­ent tele­scopes they cre­ate amaz­ing works of art and we learn a few things.

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Colossal Fireworks

X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G.Cassam-Chenaï, J.Hughes et al.; Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Mad­dalena & Corn­well; Opti­cal: Mid­dle­bury College/F.Winkler, NOAO/AURA/NSF/CTIO Schmidt & DSS

An expand­ing translu­cent bub­ble is all that remains of a star in this com­binded image from NASA’s Chan­dra X-ray Obser­va­tory and other observatories.

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Kicking in the Void

NASA, ESA, CFHT, CXO, M.J. Jee (Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Davis), and A. Mah­davi (San Fran­cisco State University)

A translu­cent leg kicks out at an orange ball in this com­bined image of merg­ing galaxy clus­ter Abell 520 from NASA’s Hub­ble Space Tele­scope, Chan­dra X-ray Obser­va­tory and the Canada-France Hawaii Telescope.

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A Bubble of Many Colors

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Opti­cal: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Steward/O.Krause et al.

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A Look at the Center

Credit: NASA/CXC/MIT/F.K. Baganoff et al./h6>

A super­mas­sive black hole and other mys­ter­ies lie in the cen­ter of our galaxy in this image from NASA’s Chan­dra X-ray Obser­va­tory.

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The ancient peo­ples saw pic­tures in the sky. From those pat­terns in the heav­ens, ancient sto­ry­tellers cre­ated leg­ends about heroes, maid­ens, drag­ons, bears, cen­taurs, dogs and myth­i­cal crea­tures…
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