Podcasts: Visual Descriptions
Narrated audio files of the visual descriptions of recent Chandra images released.
1.- Mrk 462
Chandra has detected X-rays from the dwarf galaxy Mrk 462, revealing the presence of a growing supermassive black hole.
2.- RBS 797
Scientists have found four enormous cavities, or bubbles, at the center of a galaxy cluster using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
3.- Planetary Nebula Archive
A collection of six planetary nebulas ranging from about 2,200 to 5,700 light years from Earth.
4.- KPD 0005+5106
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.
5.- Whirlpool Galaxy
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.
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.
7.- Sonification Collection
A "sonification" project led by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Universe of Learning transforms otherwise inaudible data from some of the world's most powerful telescopes into sound.
8.- MG B2016+112
By taking advantage of a natural lens in space, astronomers have captured an unprecedented look at X-rays from a black hole system in the early Universe.
9.- V404 Cygni
A spectacular set of rings around a black hole has been captured using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory.
10.- Abell 1775
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.
11.- Northern Clump
Researchers have found a galaxy cluster acting like a passenger on what astronomers are calling an "intergalactic highway."
12.- MSH 15-52
Motions of a remarkable cosmic structure have been measured for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
13.- Super Flares
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.
14.- Galactic Center
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.
15.- IC 443
Chandra's collection of 3D computer models and 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.
16.- Cassiopeia A
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.
In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in the galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told.
Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.