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COSMOS Legacy Survey

COSMOS Legacy Survey
Two separate surveys of "intermediate-mass black holes” that stretch from the nearby Universe to 10.9 billion light years away.
RW Aur A

RW Aur A
A young star located about 450 light years from Earth
The Eagle Nebula (M16)

The Eagle Nebula (M16)
A nearby star-forming region about 5,700 light years from Earth.
Mrk 1216

Mrk 1216
A 'red nugget' galaxy located about 295 million light years from Earth.
J2150

J2150
A medium-weight black hole in the process of tearing apart and feasting on a nearby star.
Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri
A triple star system about 4 light years from Earth.
GW170817

GW170817
A gravitational wave source located in the NGC 4993 galaxy about 130 million light years from Earth.
E0102-72.3

E0102-72.3
The debris from an exploded star about 200,000 light years from Earth.
Sagittarius A* Swarm

Sagittarius A* Swarm
A region around the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center about 26,000 light years from Earth.
NGC 6231

NGC 6231
A cluster of stars located about 5,200 light years from Earth.
Perseus Cluster

Perseus Cluster
A galaxy cluster located about 250 million light years from Earth.
Crab Nebula

Crab Nebula
A new composite image of the Crab Nebula features X-rays from Chandra, optical data from Hubble, and infrared data from Spitzer.
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Calendar 2018
Printable 2018 Chandra Calendar
Print your own 2018 Chandra calendar with spectacular images from the past year.
Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad Astronomy Webinar
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing interest in science for all students.
Chandra Google+
Chandra on Google+
Visit us on Google+ and contribute to our ongoing conversation about the work we do.
Space Scoop
Chandra for Kids
In cooperation with Space Scoop: Bringing news from across the Universe to children all around the world. Universe Awareness and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Chemistry
Chemistry and the Universe
The familiar periodic table of elements has been adapted to show how astronomers see the chemical Universe.
Supernova Remnants
Investigating Supernova Remnants
An activity that uses Chandra data to investigate several supernova remnants to determine if the supernova was a Type II core collapse or a Type Ia thermonuclear event.
Sight Lines
Sight Lines
This online exhibition explores the research processes used by art conservators and astrophysicists, featuring X-ray images of the cosmos from NASA's orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory and X-ray images of modern paintings from the Harvard Art Museum.
The Galactic Center
The Galactic Center
A panoramic X-ray view, covering a 900 by 400 light year swath, shows that the center of the Galaxy is a teeming and tumultuous place.
Space Math @ NASA
Space Math @ NASA
Space Math @ NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries.
Telescopes & Light
Telescopes & Light
Astronomers have built telescopes and detectors that can see far beyond the type of radiation we can detect with the human eye.
HD
Animations & Video in High Definition
Animations in high definition viewable on your computer or television.
Multiwavelength
Images With Multiwavelength Feature
Explore these interactive images by turning on and off the different kinds of light incorporated into the composite.
First Decade
Chandra's First Decade of Discovery
In 1999, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever made began its exploration of the hot Universe. Explore the highlights of the Universe with Chandra.
Wonders Within
Constellations : Wonders Within
This series of posters represents some of the most dramatic images made by combining data from the best of modern telescopes.
Erth to Heavens
From the Earth to the Heavens
A side by side comparison of images of Earth by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and images taken by Chandra.
3D Wall
View Chandra Images in 3D Wall
Scroll through the entire library of released Chandra images in a quick-downloading 3d wall format with the Cooliris plug-in for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari web browsers.
X-ray 101
X-ray Images 101
Chandra 101 provides information about topics pertaining to the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Many sections contain links to more detailed information.
Invisible Sky
Touch the Invisible Sky
Multi-wavelength astronomy - the study of the universe at wavelengths beyond the visible, has revolutionized our understanding and appreciation of the cosmos.
Print Gallery
Bringing Chandra to you
These high resolution Chandra images may be printed on your home printer, from an online photo web site, or at an in-store photo station.
Chandra Highlight
A Quick Look at COSMOS Legacy Survey
Chandra Podcasts
A Quick Look at COSMOS Legacy Survey

Now you can take Chandra anywhere, be it school, work or play. Just download Chandra Podcasts to your portable MP3 player and go.
Chandra Blog
Finding the Happy Medium of Black HolesCredit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/ICE/M.Mezcua et al.; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Illustration: NASA/CXC/A.Hobart This image shows data from a...
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