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A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity
A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity
Astronomers have discovered one type of growing supermassive black hole masquerading as another. (2020-07-15)
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A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity (07-15-2020)
Astronomers have discovered one type of growing supermassive black hole masquerading as another.

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A Tour of X-rays From a Newborn Star Hint at Our Sun's Earliest Days (06-18-2020)
By detecting an X-ray flare from a very young star using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, researchers have reset the timeline for when stars like the Sun start blasting high-energy radiation into space.

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A Tour of a New Galactic Center Adventure in Virtual Reality (06-02-2020)
By combining data from telescopes with supercomputer simulations and virtual reality (or "VR"), a new visualization allows you to experience 500 years of cosmic evolution around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

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A Tour of a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video (05-29-2020)
Astronomers have caught a black hole hurling hot material into space at close to the speed of light.

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A Tour of Bending the Bridge Between Two Galaxy Clusters (05-11-2020)
Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. This mighty event released a flood of hot gas from each galaxy cluster that formed an unusual bridge between the two objects.

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A Tour of a Star Survives Close Call with a Black Hole (04-23-2020)
Astronomers may have discovered a new kind of survival story: a star that had a brush with a giant black hole and lived to tell the tale through exclamations of X-rays.

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A Tour of Chandra Data Tests "Theory of Everything" (03-19-2020)
Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have made one of the first experimental tests of string theory, a set of models intended to tie together all known forces, particles, and interactions.

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A Tour of the Biggest Explosion Ever Seen in the Universe (02-27-2020)
Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the Universe in a galaxy cluster 390 million light years away.

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--  Ophiuchus Galaxy Cluster: Record-Breaking Explosion by Black Hole Spotted

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A Tour of a Cosmic Jekyll and Hyde (02-20-2020)
Astronomers have spotted a double star system is flip-flopping between two alter egos using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes.

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--  A Cosmic Jekyll and Hyde

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A Tour of 3D Visualizations (01-29-2020)
These six visualizations represent work to explore rich datasets from powerful telescopes, like Chandra, by developing three-dimensional simulations.

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--  Stellar Explosions and Jets Showcased in New Three Dimensional Visualizations

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