Month: July 2021

Our X-Ray Universe: Amazement Captured over 20 Years on Duty

Since its launch on July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been NASA’s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy. Specially designed to detect X-ray emissions from extremely hot regions of the universe, it has captured spectacular pictures of several cosmic objects. This catalogue includes supernovae and their remnants, galaxy clusters, planetary nebulas, and matter surrounding […]

Chandra X-ray Observatory: Expedition to Unravel a Marvelous Universe

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO) is a telescope specially designed to detect X-ray emission from all sources of high energy in the universe that are invisible to the human eye. This great observatory was formerly known as the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) and has joined the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the now-defunct Compton […]

Expanding Horizons: From Spiral Nebulae to Galaxies

Astronomy and Cosmology have for a long time, been one of the most debated realms of science. Observations paved the way to theories and arguments through the origins of the universe, up to the classification of stars. Until a not-so-distant past, galaxies such as “Andromeda” were simply termed nebulas. With the existence of other galaxies […]

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