Chandra X-ray Observatory

Can black hole fire up cold heart of the phoenix?

Radio astronomers have detected jets of hot gas blasted out by a black hole in the galaxy at the heart of the Phoenix Galaxy Cluster, located 5.9 billion light-years away…

NASA telescopes take a close look at the brightest comet of 2018

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope photographed comet 46P/Wirtanen on Dec. 13, when the comet was 7.4 million miles (12 million kilometers) from Earth. In this…

UChicago scientists detect first X-rays from mystery supernovas

Exploding stars lit the way for our understanding of the universe, but researchers are still in the dark about many of their features.

Observatories combine to crack open the Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula, the result of a bright supernova explosion seen by Chinese and other astronomers in the year 1054, is 6,500 light-years from Earth.

UNH researcher discovers a black hole feeding frenzy that breaks records

A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains for close to a decade, according to research led by the University of…

Astronomers catch a black hole shredding a star to pieces

When a star comes too close to a black hole, the intense gravity of the black hole results in tidal forces that can rip the star apart. In these events, called…

Dartmouth-led black hole hunters tackle a cosmic conundrum

Henize 2-10 is a small irregular galaxy that is not too far away in astronomical terms — 30 million light-years. “This is a dwarf starburst galaxy — a small…

Searching for the Best Black Hole Recipe

They are tackling this problem by studying the number of black holes in galaxies with different compositions. One of these galaxies, the ring galaxy NGC 922,…

X-Rays From a Reborn Planetary Nebula

The inset image on the right is a close-up view of A30 showing X-ray data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in purple and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) data…

A Surprisingly Bright Superbubble

Many new stars, some of them very massive, are forming in the star cluster NGC 1929, which is embedded in the nebula N44, so named because it is the 44th…

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