July 3, 2019
Astronomers have deployed a new technique to measure the spin of five supermassive black holes.
June 18, 2019
Does the Gas in Galaxy Clusters Flow Like Honey? Researchers used a deep Chandra dataset to study how the hot gas in the cluster behaves.
June 3, 2019
A galaxy that has been isolated for billions of years has been found to have more dark matter in its core than expected.
May 28, 2019
Scientists have found evidence that pairs of stars have been kicked out of their host galaxies.
April 16, 2019
A bright blast of X-rays from a source in a distant galaxy has led astronomers to a fascinating discovery.
March 21, 2019
A new visualization provides viewers with an immersive, 360-degree, ultra-high-definition view of the center of our Galaxy.
March 14, 2019
Fancy a cup of cosmic tea? This one isn't as calming as the ones on Earth. In a galaxy hosting a structure nicknamed the "Teacup," a galactic storm is raging.
February 28, 2019
The galaxy NGC 3079, located about 67 million light years from Earth, contains two /"superbubbles/" unlike anything here on our planet.
February 14, 2019
Astronomers have used Chandra to possibly identify the location of a third of the normal matter in the Universe created in the first billion years or so after the Big Bang.
January 29, 2019
Dark energy, a proposed force or energy that permeates all space and accelerates the Universe's expansion, may vary over time.
January 10, 2019
A ricocheting jet blasting from a giant black hole has been captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
January 9, 2019
A tidal disruption event in a galaxy about 290 million light years from Earth.
December 17, 2018
A collection of images including Chandra data that range in object type and distance.
November 15, 2018
Hidden in a distant galaxy cluster collision are wisps of gas resembling the starship Enterprise, an iconic spaceship from the "Star Trek" franchise.
October 18, 2018
Scientists have confirmed the identity of the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way galaxy. This result could provide astronomers new information about how some stars end their lives.
October 16, 2018
A distant cosmic relative to the first source that astronomers detected in both gravitational waves and light may have been discovered.
September 27, 2018
Astronomers have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to make heads and tails of a fascinating galactic system.
September 6, 2018
Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover a ring of black holes or neutron stars in a galaxy 300 million light years from Earth.
August 9, 2018
These Chandra data have provided strong evidence for the existence of so-called intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs).
July 18, 2018
Chandra data indicates that a young star has likely destroyed and consumed an infant planet.
June 21, 2018
Astronomers using Chandra found that black holes may have squelched star formation in small, yet massive galaxies known as "red nuggets".
June 6, 2018
A new study of Alpha Centauri indicates that any planets orbiting the two brightest stars are likely not being pummeled by large amounts of X-ray radiation from their host stars.
May 31, 2018
A new study using Chandra data of GW170817 indicates that the event that produced gravitational waves likely created the lowest mass black hole known.
May 23, 2018
Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy.
May 9, 2018
Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
May 2, 2018
By studying young clusters, astronomers hope to learn more about how stars-- including our Sun--are born
April 3, 2018
A gigantic and resilient "cold front" hurtling through the Perseus galaxy cluster has been studied using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
March 14, 2018
A new composite image of the Crab Nebula features X-rays from Chandra, optical data from Hubble, and infrared data from Spitzer.
February 15, 2018
Two groups of scientists, using data from Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, have found evidence that the growth of the biggest black holes in the Universe is outrunning the rate of formation of stars in the galaxies they inhabit.
January 12, 2018
The dining galaxy is known by its abbreviated name, J1354, and is about 800 million light years from Earth.
January 10, 2018
A new visualization provides an exceptional virtual trip - complete with a 360-degree view - to the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.
December 19, 2017
An innovative interpretation of X-ray data from a galaxy cluster could help scientists understand the nature of dark matter.
December 13, 2017
Where do most of the elements essential for life on Earth come from? The answer: inside the furnaces of stars and the explosions that mark the end of some stars lives.
November 30, 2017
An intriguing source has been discovered in the nearby Andromeda galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes.
November 7, 2017
A new study using Chandra and XMM-Newton data reveals that the auroras at Jupiter's poles behave independently.
October 16, 2017
Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to make the first X-ray detection of a gravitational wave source.
October 5, 2017
Astronomers have found evidence for five dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun.
September 19, 2017
For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth.
September 6, 2017
X-rays emitted by a planet's host star may provide critical clues to just how hospitable a star system could be.
August 10, 2017
IC 10 is a starburst galaxy that has many new stars forming within it.
July 12, 2017
Because of its relative proximity, the giant molecular cloud W51 provides astronomers with an excellent opportunity to study how stars are forming in our Milky Way galaxy.
June 26, 2017
What would happen if you took two galaxies and mixed them together over millions of years?
June 7, 2017
In biology, "symbiosis" refers to two organisms that live close to and interact with one another. Astronomers have long studied a class of stars-- called symbiotic stars--that co-exist in a similar way.
June 2, 2017
Astronomers have determined the Big Bang occurred about 13.8 billion years ago and have evidence from the SDSS that supermassive black holes with masses of about a billion times that of the sun existed by about 12.8 billion years ago.
May 11, 2017
Giant black holes are generally stationary objects, sitting at the centers of most galaxies. However, using data from NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, astronomers recently hunted down a supermassive black hole that may be on the move.
April 19, 2017
The Centaurus Cluster is a collection of hundreds of galaxies located about 145 million light years from Earth.
March 30, 2017
Scientists have discovered a mysterious flash of X-rays using Chandra X-ray Observatory, in the deepest X-ray image ever obtained.
March 13, 2017
In astronomy, a binary system is one where two objects are close enough that they orbit each other because they are gravitationally bound to one another.
February 24, 2017
Thirty years ago on February 24, 1987, observers in the southern hemisphere noticed a new object in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
February 6, 2017
Every so often, an object will pass too close to a black hole and be ripped apart by its intense gravitational forces.
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