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NASA's Chandra finds nearest pair of supermassive black holes

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory discovered the first pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way. Approximately 160 million light years from Earth, the pair is the nearest known such phenomenon.
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Image of the Day: First X-Rays from Supernova Beyond Milky Way Discovered

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (2 years ago)

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 emitted by the debris fro... Read Post

Andromeda's Supermassive Black Hole Awakens

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 years ago)

For a decade, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has observed the Andromeda Galaxy for a combined total of nearly one million seconds, giving astronomers an unprecedented view of the nearest supermassive black hole outside the Milky W... Read Post

NASA's Chandra turns up black hole bonanza in galaxy next door

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (last year)

Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered an unprecedented bonanza of black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way. Using more than 150 Chandra observations, s... Read Post


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