The Chandra X-ray Center is operated for NASA by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and developed with funding from NASA under contract NAS8-03060.
The Chandra X-ray Observatory is the world's most powerful X-ray telescope. It has eight-times greater resolution and is able to detect sources more than 20-times fainter than any previous X-ray telescope.
Solar System: A group of heavenly bodies consisting of a star, planets and other objects orbiting around it.
02.13.13 - New data from Chandra suggests a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy.
01.07.13 - Chandra's deep look at a rapidly rotating neutron star may provide new insight into the nature of some of the densest matter in the universe.
12.18.12 - Some of the biggest black holes in the universe may be even bigger than previously thought, according to data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
11.28.12 - A jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole 12.4 billion light years from Earth has been detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
09.24.12 - Chandra finds evidence that the Milky Way Galaxy is embedded in an enormous halo of hot gas that extends for hundreds of thousands of light years.
08.15.12 - Astronomers have found an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe, that is breaking several important cosmic records.
06.11.12 - New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory challenges prevailing ideas about how black holes grow in the centers of galaxies.
06.04.12 - Astronomers have found strong evidence that a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at a speed of several million miles per hour.
05.03.12 - Chandra studies the hot gas from a star being ripped apart by tidal forces as it falls into a black hole.
04.30.12 - An extraordinary outburst by a black hole in a nearby galaxy has provided direct evidence for a population of old, volatile stellar black holes.
02.21.12 - Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have clocked the fastest wind yet discovered blowing off a disk around a stellar-mass black hole.
02.08.12 - The giant black hole at the Milky Way center may be devouring asteroids.
01.10.12 - An exceptional galaxy cluster, the largest seen in the distant universe, has been found using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
11.17.11 - New details about the birth of a famous black hole that took place millions of years ago have been uncovered.
09.13.11 - A nearby star is pummeling a companion planet with a barrage of X-rays 100,000 times more intense than the Earth receives from the sun.