|Chandra in 2012: A Teenager in Space
In July of 2012, Chandra completed its 13th year of operation, making it a teenager. That is young in human terms, but it is getting up there for an automobile, and could be considered a "senior citizen" for a spacecraft of Chandra's complexity.
How many computers do you have that are 13 years old? Chandra's magnificent sister NASA flagship observatory, Hubble, is older, at 22, but astronauts have paid 4 house calls to make major upgrades over the years. Full Story
The loads were halted at 4:41pm EDT on May 24 through a ground command to execute the SI Safing SCS 107. [more]
A spiral galaxy located 2.5 million light years from our own.
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Cepheus B: A cloud of molecular hydrogen in the Milky Way about 2,400 light years from Earth. Download Desktop.
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