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The AXAF name contest attracted 6,000 entries from fifty states and sixty-one countries! The many imaginative and intriguing entries we received presented our panels with a challenging task. All entrants of the winning name received recognition as did selected entries of other outstanding name submissions. The winning name and essays and the runner-up names and essays were decided by a final elite panel that included prominent scientists, a space science executive, and nationally recognized science reporters. Thank you for your participation!

[ Co-Winners ] [ Runners-Up ] [ Honorable Mentions ]

[ Chandra: The Man Behind the Name ]


View the stunning new X-ray images from the CHANDRA X-RAY OBSERVATORY. Launch occurred on July 23, 1999.

CHANDRA


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