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3D PRINTING THE X-RAY UNIVERSE

Despite our limited abilities to travel to distant objects in outer space, astronomers, computer scientists, and others are developing techniques that nudge astronomy visualization forward from two-dimensional images to images that include time, and also, the third dimension in space. 3D modeling objects in our Universe offers a unique tool to understand scientific data. And while interacting with 3D data on a computer screen can be powerful, the ability to create a physical manifestation of the model - through 3D printing - can take things even farther.

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Dead Star

How to Hold a Dead
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The Story of Cassiopeia A


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SN 1987 A

The Tale of
Supernova 1987 A

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Chandra Spacecraft

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Developed by the Chandra X-ray Center, at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in Cambridge, MA, with funding by NASA under contract NAS8-03060