Chandra X-ray Observatory

The Chandra X-ray Observatory

Chandra X-ray Observatory

The Chandra X-ray Observatory makes stunning images of the Universe by measuring X-rays given off by high energy objects such as black holes and supernova remnants.

Launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1999, Chandra is one of NASA's four Great Observatories, the others being the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, The Spitzer Space Telescope, and the famous Hubble Space Telescope. Each of these spacecraft was designed to measure different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

The telescope was named after the great astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.

Image: A computer-generated view of Chandra (credit: NASA)

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The Chandra X-ray Observatory

Introduction

This space telescope measures the Universe's high energy objects.

About Chandra X-ray Observatory

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