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X-ray Astronomy Field Guide: Quasars and Active Galaxies

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Quasars & Active Galaxies :: Galaxies with unusually energetic activity, including high-energy jets, that is related to a central supermassive black hole.

Image Date Title Org.
--2014--
Chandra and XMM-Newton Provide Direct Measurement of Distant Black Hole's Spin 05 Mar 14 Chandra and XMM-Newton Provide Direct Measurement of Distant Black Hole's Spin NASA 
--2012--
Record-Setting X-ray Jet Discovered 28 Nov 12 Record-Setting X-ray Jet Discovered CXC 
Giant Black Hole Kicked Out of Home Galaxy 04 Jun 12 Giant Black Hole Kicked Out of Home Galaxy NASA 
--2011--
NASA's Chandra Finds Nearest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes 31 Aug 11 NASA's Chandra Finds Nearest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes NASA 
--2010--
Galactic Super-volcano in Action 18 Aug 10 Galactic Super-volcano in Action CXC 
X-ray Discovery Points to Location of Missing Matter 11 May 10 X-ray Discovery Points to Location of Missing Matter CXC 
Winds of Change: How Black Holes May Shape Galaxies 03 Mar 10 Winds of Change: How Black Holes May Shape Galaxies CXC 
Merging Galaxies Create a Binary Quasar 03 Feb 10 Merging Galaxies Create a Binary Quasar Carnegie Institution 
--2008--
Jet Power and Black Hole Assortment Revealed in New Chandra Image 09 Jan 08 Jet Power and Black Hole Assortment Revealed in New Chandra Image CXC 
--2007--
Black Hole Fires at Neighboring Galaxy 17 Dec 07 Black Hole Fires at Neighboring Galaxy NASA 
Chandra Catches 24 Jul 07 Chandra Catches "Piranha" Black Holes CXC 
Chandra Sees Remarkable Eclipse of Black Hole 12 Apr 07 Chandra Sees Remarkable Eclipse of Black Hole CXC 
--2006--
Chandra Reviews Black Hole Musical: Epic But Off-Key 05 Oct 06 Chandra Reviews Black Hole Musical: Epic But Off-Key CXC 
Evidence for Ultra-Energetic Particles in Jet from Black Hole 20 Jun 06 Evidence for Ultra-Energetic Particles in Jet from Black Hole Yale University 
Proto Supermassive Binary Black Hole Detected in X-rays 06 Apr 06 Proto Supermassive Binary Black Hole Detected in X-rays A&A 
NASA's Chandra Finds Evidence for Quasar Ignition 23 Mar 06 NASA's Chandra Finds Evidence for Quasar Ignition CXC 
--2005--
Lost and Found: X-ray Telescope Locates Missing Matter 02 Feb 05 Lost and Found: X-ray Telescope Locates Missing Matter CXC 
--2004--
Precocious Supermassive Black Holes Challenge Theories 22 Nov 04 Precocious Supermassive Black Holes Challenge Theories CXC 
Chandra Looks Over a Cosmic Four-Leaf Clover 06 Jul 04 Chandra Looks Over a Cosmic Four-Leaf Clover CXC 
Giant Galaxy's Violent Past Comes Into Focus 10 May 04 Giant Galaxy's Violent Past Comes Into Focus CXC 
--2003--
Most Distant X-Ray Jet Yet Discovered Provides Clues To Big Bang 17 Nov 03 Most Distant X-Ray Jet Yet Discovered Provides Clues To Big Bang NASA 
Chandra Provides New View of Biggest Construction Sites in Universe 21 May 03 Chandra Provides New View of Biggest Construction Sites in Universe NASA 
New View of X-Ray Jet Blasting Through Nearest Radio Galaxy 01 Apr 03 New View of X-Ray Jet Blasting Through Nearest Radio Galaxy RAS 
Doomed Matter Near Black Hole Gets Second Lease on Life 25 Mar 03 Doomed Matter Near Black Hole Gets Second Lease on Life PSU 
--2002--
From Cradle To Grave: Chandra Discovers The History Of Black Hole X-Ray Jets 03 Oct 02 From Cradle To Grave: Chandra Discovers The History Of Black Hole X-Ray Jets NASA 
X-ray Arcs Tell The Tale Of Giant Eruption 07 Aug 02 X-ray Arcs Tell The Tale Of Giant Eruption CXC 
Chandra Finds Well-Established Black Holes In Distant Quasars 28 Mar 02 Chandra Finds Well-Established Black Holes In Distant Quasars CXC 
Twin Quasars Tango And It's No Mirage 13 Mar 02 Twin Quasars Tango And It's No Mirage CXC 
Chandra Scores A Double Bonus With A Distant Quasar 06 Feb 02 Chandra Scores A Double Bonus With A Distant Quasar CXC 
--2001--
A Quasar's Identity May Simply Be In The Eye Of The Beholder 29 May 01 A Quasar's Identity May Simply Be In The Eye Of The Beholder CXC 
Chandra Examines Black Holes Large and Small in Nearby Galaxy 14 May 01 Chandra Examines Black Holes Large and Small in Nearby Galaxy CXC 
--2000--
Flickering Quasar Helps Chandra Measure the Expansion Rate of the universe 06 Nov 00 Flickering Quasar Helps Chandra Measure the Expansion Rate of the universe PSU 
Catching a Galactic Football:
Chandra Examines Cygnus A 06 Nov 00 Catching a Galactic Football: Chandra Examines Cygnus A CXC 
Chandra Observes Cosmic Traffic Pile-Up In Energetic Quasar Jet 06 Nov 00 Chandra Observes Cosmic Traffic Pile-Up In Energetic Quasar Jet CXC 
Spectacular X-ray Jet Points Toward Cosmic Energy Booster 06 Jun 00 Spectacular X-ray Jet Points Toward Cosmic Energy Booster CXC 
Chandra Observes Cloud Powered by Black Hole in Distant Galaxy 05 Jun 00 Chandra Observes Cloud Powered by Black Hole in Distant Galaxy CXC 
Chandra Clocks Million Mile Per Hour Wind Expanding From Vicinity of Giant Black Hole 25 May 00 Chandra Clocks Million Mile Per Hour Wind Expanding From Vicinity of Giant Black Hole CXC 
Gravitational Lens Helps Chandra Find Rare Type of Black Hole 20 Mar 00 Gravitational Lens Helps Chandra Find Rare Type of Black Hole CXC 
Chandra Reads the Cosmic Bar Code of Gas Around a Black Hole 17 Feb 00 Chandra Reads the Cosmic Bar Code of Gas Around a Black Hole CXC 
--1999--
Cosmic Payback: Giant Galaxy Reacts to Being Dumped On 16 Nov 99 Cosmic Payback: Giant Galaxy Reacts to Being Dumped On CXC 
Extended X-Ray Jet in Nearby Galaxy Reveals Energy Source 25 Oct 99 Extended X-Ray Jet in Nearby Galaxy Reveals Energy Source CXC 
NASA Unveils First Images From Chandra X-Ray Observatory 26 Aug 99 NASA Unveils First Images From Chandra X-Ray Observatory CXC 
First Images From Chandra X-Ray Observatory to be Released 23 Aug 99 First Images From Chandra X-Ray Observatory to be Released NASA