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A Tour of the Biggest Explosion Ever Seen in the Universe
A Tour of the Biggest Explosion Ever Seen in the Universe
Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the Universe in a galaxy cluster 390 million light years away. (2020-02-27)
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A Tour of the Biggest Explosion Ever Seen in the Universe (02-27-2020)
Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the Universe in a galaxy cluster 390 million light years away.

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--  Ophiuchus Galaxy Cluster: Record-Breaking Explosion by Black Hole Spotted

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A Tour of a Cosmic Jekyll and Hyde (02-20-2020)
Astronomers have spotted a double star system is flip-flopping between two alter egos using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes.

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--  A Cosmic Jekyll and Hyde

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A Tour of 3D Visualizations (01-29-2020)
These six visualizations represent work to explore rich datasets from powerful telescopes, like Chandra, by developing three-dimensional simulations.

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--  Stellar Explosions and Jets Showcased in New Three Dimensional Visualizations

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A Tour of the Black Hole Jet in M87 (01-06-2020)
Astronomers have shown that the famous black hole in Messier 87 is propelling particles faster than 99% of the speed of light using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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--  Famous Black Hole Has Jet Pushing Cosmic Speed Limit

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A Tour of the Crab Nebula 3D Visualization (01-05-2020)
Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA's Universe of Learning program have combined X-ray, visible, and infrared wavelengths to create a 3D representation of the dynamic Crab Nebula.

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--  NASA's Great Observatories Help Astronomers Build a 3D Visualization of Exploded Star

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A Tour of Galaxy Gathering Brings Warmth (12-17-2019)
Two groups of galaxies located about 380 million light years from Earth are slamming into each other at about 4 million miles per hour.

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--  Galaxy Gathering Brings Warmth

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A Tour of a Positive Feedback Black Hole (11-26-2019)
Astronomers have uncovered a black hole that may have sparked the birth of stars over a phenomenal distance of more than a million light years and across multiple galaxies.

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--  Black Hole Nurtures Baby Stars a Million Light Years Away

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A Tour of a Collision Between Four Galaxy Clusters in Abell 1758 (10-24-2019)
When two pairs of galaxy clusters collide, the result is not four separate objects, but one giant galaxy cluster.

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--  Chandra Spots a Mega-Cluster of Galaxies in the Making

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A Tour of Tycho's Supernova Remnant (10-17-2019)
A new image of the Tycho supernova remnant from Chandra reveals an intriguing pattern of bright clumps and fainter holes giving clues about its origin.

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--  The Clumpy and Lumpy Death of a Star

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A Tour of Triplet Black Holes (09-25-2019)
A study using data from Chandra and other telescopes provides the strongest evidence yet for three supermassive black holes on a collision course.

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--  Found: Three Black Holes On Collision Course

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