The AXAF name contest attracted 6,000 entries from fifty
states and sixty-one countries! The many imaginative and intriguing
entries we received presented our panels with a challenging task.
All entrants of the winning name received recognition as did selected
entries of other outstanding name submissions. The winning name and essays
and the runner-up names and essays were decided by a final
elite panel that included prominent scientists, a space
science executive, and nationally recognized science reporters. Thank you
for your participation!
[ Chandra: The Man Behind the Name ]
View the stunning new X-ray images from the CHANDRA X-RAY OBSERVATORY. Launch occurred on July 23, 1999.