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Steve Hawley Where Are They Now? Steve Hawley

Steve Hawley was the flight engineer on the STS-93 Columbia mission that carried Chandra into space in 1999.

At a recent symposium celebrating 15 years of Chandra Science, Steve sat down over breakfast to talk about his illustrious career so far, and plans for the future.Full Story
Chandra Status

A Chandra image release was issued on May 11 featuring observations of the galaxy cluster system Abell 2384 taken with the Chandra X-ray Observatory, ESA's XMM-Newton, and the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope in India. [more]

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Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video
[28 May 20]
MAXI J1820+070Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Université de Paris/M. Espinasse et al.; Optical/IR:PanSTARRS Astronomers have caught a black hole hurling hot material into space at close...
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MAXI J1820+070

MAXI J1820+070 [05/29/2020]
A system with a black hole and companion star about 10,000 light years from Earth.

Chandra Podcasts
A Tour of Bending the Bridge Between Two Galaxy Clusters

Take Chandra anywhere! Just download Chandra Podcasts to your portable MP3 player and go. Now playing: A Tour of Bending the Bridge Between Two Galaxy Clusters

Desktop of the Week
G299

G299.2-2.9: A supernova remnant in the Milky Way about 16,000 light years from Earth. Download Desktop.

Harvey
Harvey's Voyage
On April 20, 2014, Harvey Tananbaum stepped down after 23 years as director of the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC). Full Story.
TYREL & JATILA
TYREL JOHNSON & JATILA VAN DER VEEN
On April 18, 1998, NASA announced a contest to name the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), which was scheduled for launch in December of that year.Full Story.
Mirror Man
Mirror Man
Less than 50 years after the first detection of an extrasolar X-ray source, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has achieved an increase in sensitivity comparable to going from naked-eye observations to the most powerful optical telescopes over the past 400 years.Full Story.
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