News tagged with optical telescopes

X-rays discovered from young supernova remnant

( -- Over fifty years ago, a supernova was discovered in M83, a spiral galaxy about 15 million light years from Earth. Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to make the first detection of X-rays ...

dateJul 31, 2012 in Astronomy
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Bringing telescope tech to X-ray lasers

( -- Technology that helps ground-based telescopes cut through the haze of Earth's atmosphere to get a clearer view of the heavens may also be used to collect better data at cutting-edge X-ray lasers like the Linac ...

dateJul 11, 2012 in General Physics
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Image: A supernova cocoon breakthrough

( -- Using observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, researchers have obtained the first X-ray evidence of a supernova shock wave breaking through a cocoon of gas surrounding the star that exploded. This ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in Astronomy
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Scanning Webb's surrogate eye

( -- Engineer Erin Wilson adds aluminum tape to electrical cables to protect them from the cold during environmental testing of special optical equipment. These tests will verify the alignment of the actual flight ...

dateJul 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Giant black hole kicked out of home galaxy

( -- Astronomers have found strong evidence that a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at a speed of several million miles per hour. New observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest ...

dateJun 04, 2012 in Astronomy
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The anatomy of a stellar outflow

( -- Astronomers used to think that star formation simply involved the gradual coalescence of material under the influence of gravity. No longer. Making a new star is a complex process, among other things assembling ...

dateMay 28, 2012 in Astronomy
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