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Podcasts: Visual Descriptions

Narrated audio files of the visual descriptions of recent Chandra images released.


1.- Cassiopeia A

(Wed, 21 Apr 2021 )

Astronomers have discovered an important type of titanium blasting out from the center of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, a result that could be a major advance in understanding how some massive stars explode.

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2.- M87

(Wed, 14 Apr 2021 )

In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in the galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told.

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3.- Uranus

(Wed, 31 Mar 2021 )

Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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4.- Sonification Collection

(Wed, 24 Mar 2021 )

As part of our ongoing data sonification series, three new images have now been released.

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5.- PJ352-15

(Tue, 09 Mar 2021 )

Astronomers may have found the most distant supermassive black hole with a jet detected in X-rays using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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6.- Supernova 1987A

(Tue, 23 Feb 2021 )

Astronomers have found evidence for the existence of a neutron star at the center of Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), which scientists have been seeking for over three decades.

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7.- Sagittarius A East

(Mon, 08 Feb 2021 )

Astronomers have found evidence for an unusual type of supernova near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

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8.- Triple Galaxy Mergers

(Thu, 14 Jan 2021 )

When three galaxies collide, what happens to the central black holes growing at the cores of each?

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9.- J1818.0-1607

(Fri, 08 Jan 2021 )

In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic objects with the discovery of a magnetar. New Chandra observations help support the idea that it is also a pulsar.

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