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Tour : Roasted and Shredded by a Stellar Sidekick (11-11-2021)
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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--  KPD 0005+5106: Roasted and Shredded by a Stellar Sidekick

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Tour: Chandra Sees Evidence for Possible Planet in Another Galaxy (10-25-2021)
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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--  Chandra Sees Evidence for Possible Planet in Another Galaxy

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Tour: When a Stable Star Explodes (10-12-2021)
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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--  When a Stable Star Explodes

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Tour: Huge Rings Around a Black Hole (08-05-2021)
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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--  V404 Cygni: Huge Rings Around a Black Hole

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Tour: Chandra Catches Slingshot During Collision (07-15-2021)
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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--  Chandra Catches Slingshot During Collision

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Tour: Cosmic Hand Hitting a Wall (06-24-2021)
Motions of a remarkable cosmic structure have been measured for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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--  Cosmic Hand Hitting a Wall

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Tour: Super Flares (06-16-2021)
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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--  The Give and Take of Mega-Flares From Stars

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Tour: A New Panorama of Our Galactic Center (05-27-2021)
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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--  Magnetized Threads Weave Spectacular Galactic Tapestry

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Tour: Chandra Discoveries in 3D Available on New Platform (05-20-2021)
Chandra's collection of 3D computer models & 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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--  Chandra Discoveries in 3D Available on New Platform

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Tour: Cassiopeia A (04-21-2021)
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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--  Cassiopeia A: Bubbles With Titanium Trigger Titanic Explosions

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