Universe  ID: 30575

Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary

In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, four newly processed images of supernova remnants dramatically illustrate Chandra's unique ability to explore high-energy processes in the cosmos (see the accompanying press release).

The images of the Tycho and G292.0+1.8 supernova remnants show how Chandra can trace the expanding debris of an exploded star and the associated shock waves that rumble through interstellar space at speeds of millions of miles per hour. The images of the Crab Nebula and 3C58 show how extremely dense, rapidly rotating neutron stars produced when a massive star explodes can create clouds of high-energy particles light years across that glow brightly in X-rays.

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http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2014/15year/index.html


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Marit Jentoft-Nilsen: Project Support
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Mission:
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Keywords:
SVS >> Neutron Star
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Supernova
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Chandra
SVS >> X-ray Binaries