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  • Chandra Observatory may have discovered extra-galactic planet

    Laurel KornfeldNovember 6th, 2021

    Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have found evidence for the first-ever known extra-galactic planet, located 28 million light years away in the Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51 (M51).

  • Chandra X-Ray Observatory back in service after anomaly

    Jason RhianOctober 25th, 2018

    With the potential loss of two of the Great Observatories, NASA and the teams working on the space-based telescopes have demonstrated their resilience in the face of adversity, bringing one back into service and closing in on doing the same for the other.

  • NASA’s Chandra X-ray telescope enters safe mode

    Derek RichardsonOctober 12th, 2018

    NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory entered into safe mode, according to a statement from the U.S. space agency. An investigation is underway.

  • Book Review: Chandra’s Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA’s Premier X-Ray Observatory

    Jason RhianApril 10th, 2017

    NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, sent to orbit during STS-93 by Space Shuttle Columbia in 1999, has rewritten what humanity knows about the universe. A new book works to provide some of the little-known details about one of the space agency's Great Observatories.

  • Chandra detects Pluto X-rays; Charon’s red polar cap mystery solved

    Laurel KornfeldSeptember 16th, 2016

    Observations conducted with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory for comparison with data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft surprised scientists by discovering X-rays coming from Pluto.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: STS-93, Chandra, Collins and Columbia’s challenge

    Heather SmithJuly 23rd, 2014

    On July 23, 1999 at 12:31 a.m. EDT (0431 GMT), astronaut Eileen Collins became the first female space shuttle commander, leading the STS-93 crew to successfully deploy the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The mission began aboard space shuttle Columbia along with Jeffrey S. Ashby as pilot and Steven A. Hawley, Catherine “Cady” G. Coleman, and Michel […]

  • NASA’s Chandra helps confirm evidence of jet in Milky Way’s Black Hole

    Press ReleaseNovember 23rd, 2013

    Astronomers have long sought strong evidence that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles. Finally they have found it, in new results from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope.

  • Carnival of Space #326 Hosted by Photos To Space

    SpaceFlight InsiderNovember 1st, 2013

    The following Carnival of Space was sponsored by Photos to Space: Welcome to this week’s edition of the Carnival of Space. Space is a really big and really busy place. Each week we find more to explore and more ways to explore what we find. Just when we think we might have it all figured […]