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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 1 June 2018 9.00am EDT

During the last week Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

A Chandra press release was issued on May 31 describing a new study of GW170817. By comparing the Chandra observations with those by the Very Large Array, researchers explain the observed X-ray emission as being due entirely to a shock wave impacting the surrounding gas. There is no sign of X-rays resulting from a neutron star. Thus, the researchers in this study claim this is a strong case for the merger of two neutron stars to then produce bursts of radiation and form a black hole. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/press/18_releases/press_053118.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.



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1RXSJ001420.5+085411 ACIS-I Jun 3 hetej1900.1-2455 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jun 4 Abell2146 ACIS-I ULASJ0123+1525 ACIS-S RYSct ACIS-I CFHQSJ1509-1749 ACIS-S Jun 6 CDWFS ACIS-I J110508.11+444447.1 ACIS-S J0805+6144 ACIS-S Jun 7 Radiation Belts Abell2146 ACIS-I CGCG098-132 ACIS-S Jun 8 LHS3003 HRC-S 1E161348-5055 ACIS-S ALPHABOO HRC-I Jun 9 LSBCF570-04 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jun 10 J0933+2845 ACIS-S ALPHABOO HRC-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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