Chandra X-Ray Observatory Stuff

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It's a NASA satellite that observes the surrounding universe in x-ray wavelengths. That allows it to watch very energetic events like exploding stars and stuff falling into black holes.

Here's its primary website:

http://chandra.harvard.edu/

There are lots of interesting photos of high-energy astrophysical stuff behind the links on the left hand side of the page here.

http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2009/m101/

Here's an interesting seemingly unofficial 'What is Chandra doing right now?' website run by some of the project's astronomers.

http://chandraobservatory.herokuapp.com/index.html

It seems to currently be running a series of calibration observations, the last 34 minutes ago.
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(Feb 24, 2019 08:46 PM)Yazata Wrote: Here's an interesting seemingly unofficial 'What is Chandra doing right now?' website run by some of the project's astronomers.

http://chandraobservatory.herokuapp.com/index.html

It seems to currently be running a series of calibration observations, the last 34 minutes ago.

Now it's looking at a giant cluster of galaxies and gas called Abell 1763.

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.38...357/aae9e7

https://arxiv.org/abs/1009.5753
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Peering an eye at the eye galaxies, now. (Feb 25 tweet)

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