Chandra Images : The most spectacular pictures by Nasa

Cassiopeia A

Cassiopeia A

Due to its unique evolutionary status, Cassiopeia A (Cas A) is one of the most intensely studied of these supernova remnants. A new image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows the location of different elements in the remains of the explosion: silicon (red), sulfur (yellow), calcium (green) and iron (purple). Each of these elements produces X-rays within narrow energy ranges, allowing maps of their location to be created. The blast wave from the explosion is seen as the blue outer ring.

 

New View of the Crab Nebula

New View of the Crab Nebula

This composite image of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant, was assembled by combining data from five telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum: the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, the XMM-Newton Observatory, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

 

Supernova 1987A

Supernova 1987A

Supernova 1987A: A supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud about 160,000 light years from Earth.

 

GOODS-S 29323

GOODS-S 29323

Using data from NASA’s three Great Observatories, scientists have found the best evidence to date of a mechanism that produced supermassive black holes in the early universe.

 

A Beautiful End to a Star’s Life

A Beautiful End to a Star’s Life

Stars like the Sun can become remarkably photogenic at the end of their life. A good example is NGC 2392, which is located about 4,200 light years from Earth. NGC 2392, nicknamed the “Eskimo Nebula”, is what astronomers call a planetary nebula.

 

Exploded Star Blooms Like a Cosmic Flower

Exploded Star Blooms Like a Cosmic Flower

Exploded Star Blooms Like a Cosmic Flower

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