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Tour: Huge Rings Around a Black Hole (08-05-2021)
A spectacular set of rings around a black hole has been captured using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory.

- Related Links:
--  V404 Cygni: Huge Rings Around a Black Hole

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Tour: Chandra Catches Slingshot During Collision (07-15-2021)
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.

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--  Chandra Catches Slingshot During Collision

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Tour: Cosmic Hand Hitting a Wall (06-24-2021)
Motions of a remarkable cosmic structure have been measured for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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--  Cosmic Hand Hitting a Wall

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Tour: Super Flares (06-16-2021)
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.

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--  The Give and Take of Mega-Flares From Stars

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Tour: A New Panorama of Our Galactic Center (05-27-2021)
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.

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--  Magnetized Threads Weave Spectacular Galactic Tapestry

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Tour: Chandra Discoveries in 3D Available on New Platform (05-20-2021)
Chandra's collection of 3D computer models & 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.

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--  Chandra Discoveries in 3D Available on New Platform

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Tour: Cassiopeia A (04-21-2021)
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.

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--  Cassiopeia A: Bubbles With Titanium Trigger Titanic Explosions

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Tour: M87 in Different Wavelengths of Light (04-14-2021)
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.

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--  Telescopes Unite in Unprecedented Observations of Famous Black Hole

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Tour: Uranus (03-31-2021)
Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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--  First X-rays From Uranus Discovered

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Tour: Data Sonification: Stellar, Galactic, and Black Hole Tones (03-24-2021)
As part of our ongoing data sonification series, three new images have now been released.

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--  Data Sonification: Stellar, Galactic, and Black Hole

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