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Video Series: Visual Descriptions



Narrated audio files of the visual descriptions of recent Chandra images released.

 

Sagittarius A*

1.- Sagittarius A*

(Thu, 12 May 2022 )

As the Event Horizon Telescope was collecting data for its remarkable new image of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, a legion of other telescopes, including Chandra, was also watching.

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Sonification Collection

2.- Sonification Collection

(Wed, 04 May 2022 )

Two new sonifications of well-known black holes have been released for NASA's Black Hole Week.

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Black Hole Survey

3.- Black Hole Survey

(Wed, 20 Apr 2022 )

A new survey of over 100 galaxies by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has uncovered signs that black holes are demolishing thousands of stars in a quest to pack on weight.

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Spiderweb Galaxy Field

4.- Spiderweb Galaxy Field

(Thu, 31 Mar 2022 )

Data from Chandra reveal feasting and growing black holes throughout the cosmic web that surrounds a central galaxy.

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PSR J2030+4415

5.- PSR J2030+4415

(Mon, 14 Mar 2022 )

A city-sized collapsed star has generated a beam of matter and antimatter that stretches for trillions of miles.

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GW170817

6.- GW170817

(Mon, 28 Feb 2022 )

A neutron star merger that produced both gravitational waves and light.

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Chandra Archive Collection

7.- Chandra Archive Collection

(Wed, 02 Feb 2022 )

A selection of multiwavelength images with Chandra data.

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Eta Carinae

8.- Eta Carinae

(Tue, 25 Jan 2022 )

A new astronomical visualization from NASA's Universe of Learning showcases the multiwavelength emissions and 3D structures surrounding Eta Carinae, one of the most massive and eruptive stars in our galaxy.

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Mrk 462

9.- Mrk 462

(Mon, 10 Jan 2022 )

Chandra has detected X-rays from the dwarf galaxy Mrk 462, revealing the presence of a growing supermassive black hole.

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RBS 797

10.- RBS 797

(Thu, 16 Dec 2021 )

Scientists have found four enormous cavities, or bubbles, at the center of a galaxy cluster using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Planetary Nebula Archive

11.- Planetary Nebula Archive

(Mon, 06 Dec 2021 )

A collection of six planetary nebulas ranging from about 2,200 to 5,700 light years from Earth.

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KPD 0005+5106

12.- KPD 0005+5106

(Mon, 22 Nov 2021 )

New data suggest a white dwarf is blasting a companion object, either a low-mass star or planet, with waves of heat and radiation while pulling it apart through gravitational force.

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Whirlpool Galaxy

13.- Whirlpool Galaxy

(Mon, 25 Oct 2021 )

Astronomers have found evidence for a possible planet candidate in the M51 ("Whirlpool") galaxy, representing what could be the first planet detected outside of the Milky Way.

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G344.7-0.1

14.- G344.7-0.1

(Tue, 12 Oct 2021 )

Studies of the elements left behind by explosions like this are some of the best tools available to scientists to better understand the details of Type Ia supernovas.

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Sonification Collection

15.- Sonification Collection

(Thu, 16 Sep 2021 )

A "sonification" project led by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Universe of Learning transforms otherwise inaudible data from some of the world's most powerful telescopes into sound.

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MG B2016+112

16.- MG B2016+112

(Tue, 31 Aug 2021 )

By taking advantage of a natural lens in space, astronomers have captured an unprecedented look at X-rays from a black hole system in the early Universe.

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V404 Cygni

17.- V404 Cygni

(Thu, 05 Aug 2021 )

A spectacular set of rings around a black hole has been captured using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory.

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Abell 1775

18.- Abell 1775

(Thu, 15 Jul 2021 )

Galaxy clusters are the titans of the Universe. A new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory examines the repercussions after two galaxy clusters clashed.

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Northern Clump

19.- Northern Clump

(Fri, 02 Jul 2021 )

Researchers have found a galaxy cluster acting like a passenger on what astronomers are calling an "intergalactic highway."

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MSH 15-52

20.- MSH 15-52

(Thu, 24 Jun 2021 )

Motions of a remarkable cosmic structure have been measured for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Super Flares

21.- Super Flares

(Wed, 16 Jun 2021 )

The largest survey ever of star-forming regions in X-rays outlines the link between very powerful flares and the impact they could have on planets in orbit around them.

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Galactic Center

22.- Galactic Center

(Thu, 27 May 2021 )

A new panorama from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope provides a stunning view of the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

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IC 443

23.- IC 443

(Thu, 20 May 2021 )

Chandra's collection of 3D computer models and prints is now available on a new platform from the Smithsonian Institution. This will provide greater access to these resources for libraries, museums, scientists, and the public.

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Cassiopeia A

24.- Cassiopeia A

(Wed, 21 Apr 2021 )

Astronomers have discovered an important type of titanium blasting out from the center of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, a result that could be a major advance in understanding how some massive stars explode.

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M87

25.- M87

(Wed, 14 Apr 2021 )

In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in the galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told.

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Uranus

26.- Uranus

(Wed, 31 Mar 2021 )

Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Sonification Collection

27.- Sonification Collection

(Wed, 24 Mar 2021 )

As part of our ongoing data sonification series, three new images have now been released.

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PJ352-15

28.- PJ352-15

(Tue, 09 Mar 2021 )

Astronomers may have found the most distant supermassive black hole with a jet detected in X-rays using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Supernova 1987A

29.- Supernova 1987A

(Tue, 23 Feb 2021 )

Astronomers have found evidence for the existence of a neutron star at the center of Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), which scientists have been seeking for over three decades.

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Sagittarius A East

30.- Sagittarius A East

(Mon, 08 Feb 2021 )

Astronomers have found evidence for an unusual type of supernova near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

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Triple Galaxy Mergers

31.- Triple Galaxy Mergers

(Thu, 14 Jan 2021 )

When three galaxies collide, what happens to the central black holes growing at the cores of each?

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J1818.0-1607

32.- J1818.0-1607

(Fri, 08 Jan 2021 )

In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic objects with the discovery of a magnetar. New Chandra observations help support the idea that it is also a pulsar.

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