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You're looking at a black hole so massive and powerful that it destroys the stars around it before they can even form. According to a release from the Chandra Observatory : The black hole is in a galaxy cluster named RX J1532.9+3021 (RX J1532 for
X-ray image captures a celestial object that resembles the "Hand of God."...Hongjun An, of McGill University in Montreal The new image depicts a pulsar wind nebula, produced by the dense remnant of a star that exploded in a supernova . What's left
Cassiopeia A, the remains of a supernova that would have been visible from Earth 300 years ago. This new composite image was released to promote a new 3-D visualization tool that will allow more people to study Cas A. Spitzer Space Telescope, and
It will be pairing data from three telescopes, Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra and looking further into the universe than ever before. Skynet a reality and a new species of monkey found in the rain forest purrs like a cat, and more, this week in science.
Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover that the normally darkish region close to the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy exploded with at least two bright outbursts hundreds of years ago. The discovery is based on a new study
Chandra X-ray observatory is famous for retrieving some truly remarkable images of the Universe . Now, the observatory has launched an interactive, all-sky visualization that puts 14 years' worth of imagery of the cosmos right at your fingertips. You'
The new galaxy called M60-UCD1 is packed with an extraordinary number of stars and may be the densest galaxy near Earth...According to the astronomers, the most remarkable aspect of M60-UCD1 is that about half of its mass is found within a radius of
Chandra X-ray Observatory have made a major breakthrough in explaining why material around the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is extraordinarily faint in X-rays. New Chandra images of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), which is located
Black holes remain one of the most popular cosmic features in science, as they have fueled imaginations and inspired science. As vast, near galactic voids, black holes act as stellar graveyards, sucking, quite literally, the life out of
A black hole 13 light-years away seems to have gone dormant, a decade after being spotted consuming cosmic debris. The black hole lies at the centre of the Sculptor galaxy, a so-called starburst galaxy where stars are being born at a prodigious rate.