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Podcasts: Visual Descriptions

Narrated audio files of the visual descriptions of recent Chandra images released.


Abell 1775

1.- Abell 1775

(Thu, 15 Jul 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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Northern Clump

2.- Northern Clump

(Fri, 02 Jul 2021 )

Researchers have found a galaxy cluster acting like a passenger on what astronomers are calling an "intergalactic highway."

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MSH 15-52

3.- MSH 15-52

(Thu, 24 Jun 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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Super Flares

4.- Super Flares

(Wed, 16 Jun 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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Galactic Center

5.- Galactic Center

(Thu, 27 May 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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IC 443

6.- IC 443

(Thu, 20 May 2021 )

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.

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Cassiopeia A

7.- Cassiopeia A

(Wed, 21 Apr 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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8.- M87

(Wed, 14 Apr 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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9.- Uranus

(Wed, 31 Mar 2021 )

Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Sonification Collection

10.- Sonification Collection

(Wed, 24 Mar 2021 )

As part of our ongoing data sonification series, three new images have now been released.

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11.- PJ352-15

(Tue, 09 Mar 2021 )

Astronomers may have found the most distant supermassive black hole with a jet detected in X-rays using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Supernova 1987A

12.- Supernova 1987A

(Tue, 23 Feb 2021 )

Astronomers have found evidence for the existence of a neutron star at the center of Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), which scientists have been seeking for over three decades.

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Sagittarius A East

13.- Sagittarius A East

(Mon, 08 Feb 2021 )

Astronomers have found evidence for an unusual type of supernova near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

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Triple Galaxy Mergers

14.- Triple Galaxy Mergers

(Thu, 14 Jan 2021 )

When three galaxies collide, what happens to the central black holes growing at the cores of each?

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15.- J1818.0-1607

(Fri, 08 Jan 2021 )

In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic objects with the discovery of a magnetar. New Chandra observations help support the idea that it is also a pulsar.

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