The Most Precise Accounting Yet of Dark Energy and Dark Matter
Streamlining the Search for Black Holes
Kilonova Discovery Challenges our Understanding of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Chandra Catches Pulsar in X-ray Speed Trap
Development of a New Line of Space-based Great Observatories is Top-ranked
Gigantic Cavity in Space Sheds New Light on How Stars Form
Quasars as Cosmic Standard Candles
The Galactic Center Seen in Very High Energy Gamma Ray Light
Chandra Discoveries in 3D Available On New Platform
A Superluminous Supernova from a Massive Progenitor Star
Dust Grains from Supernovae
GMACS - Moderate Dispersion Optical Spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope is a powerful optical spectrograph that will unlock the power of the Giant Magellan Telescope for research ranging from the formation of stars and planets to cosmology.
Chandra Supernova Remnant Catalog
Galaxies are littered with supernova remnants: expanding clouds of material blasted out during the explosions of massive stars. These remnants are complex: full of strong magnetic fields, high-temperature collisions between particles, and flows of material into interstellar space. The clouds are rich environments that provide raw materials for future star formation, as well as laboratories for studying extreme astrophysics. For that reason, the Chandra Supernova Remnant Catalog collects the available observational data collected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory about supernova remnants in the Milky Way and our neighboring galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds. The catalog is managed by astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, and includes information about the remnants’ shapes and X-ray spectra, along with corresponding radio observations for some specimens.