High-Energy Vision... ...The Chandra X-ray Observatory
NASA’S CHANDRA X-ray Observatory, named after the Indian-American astronomer Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, was launched and deployed by the Space Shuttle Columbia on 23 July 1999. Chandra has an unrivaled ability to make high-resolution images and temperature maps of the most energetic regions of the universe. This update reviews some significant advances made possible by Chandra in understanding the life cycles of stars, the role of supermassive black holes in the evolution of galaxies, and the study of dark matter and dark energy.
KeywordsBlack Hole Shock Wave Dark Matter Dark Energy Neutron Star
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