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Podcasts: Visual Descriptions

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


KPD 0005+5106

1.- 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

2.- 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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3.- 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

4.- 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

5.- 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

6.- 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

7.- 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

8.- 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

9.- 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

10.- 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

11.- 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

12.- 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

13.- 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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14.- 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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15.- 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

16.- 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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17.- 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

18.- 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

19.- 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

20.- 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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21.- 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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