NASA's Chandra Observatory discovers incredible galactic tail

NASA's Chandra Observatory discovers incredible galactic tail

The pressure exerted by this rapid motion caused gas to be stripped away from the galaxy.

A jellyfish in space? - See pic

A jellyfish in space? - See pic

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New Delhi: Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have stumbled upon a little colourful jellyfish nebula - an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionised gases.

Smallest super massive black hole ever detected

Smallest super massive black hole ever detected

 Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have identified the smallest super-massive black hole ever detected in the centre of a galaxy.

Dark matter may be richer, more complex than previously believed

Dark matter may be richer, more complex than previously believed

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how dark matter in the cluster of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide, which may ultimately provide the conclusion that its richer and more complex than previously believed.

NASA finds intriguing member of black hole family tree

NASA finds intriguing member of black hole family tree

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered an intriguing cosmic object that may help provide answers to some long-standing questions about how black holes evolve and influence their surroundings.

Supernova remnant spotted blooming like beautiful cosmic flower

Supernova remnant spotted blooming like beautiful cosmic flower

Astronomers have captured supernova remnant, called G299.2-2.9, which looked like a blooming comic flower from Earth.

NASA's Chandra weighs universe's most massive young, distant galaxy cluster

NASA's Chandra weighs universe's most massive young, distant galaxy cluster

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has weighed the most massive young, distant galaxy cluster in the universe.

NASA's Hubble finds young galaxies on track to becoming `red and dead`

NASA's Hubble finds young galaxies on track to becoming `red and dead`

 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory have uncovered young, massive and compact galaxies that are dying earlier than expected.

Astronomers discover intermediate-sized `rare` black hole in galaxy Messier 82

Scientists have recently discovered an intermediate-sized black hole for the very first time in the nearby galaxy Messier 82.

Fast-moving pulsar firing record-breaking jet spotted

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has spotted a fast-moving pulsar escaping from a supernova remnant while spewing out a record-breaking jet of high-energy particles.

Scientists discover new supernova just 12 million light-years away

An optical supernova, designated SN 2014J , which occurred in the galaxy M82 and lies only about 12 million light-years away, has attracted the attention of many space agencies, including NASA.

Scientists discover extremely powerful black hole

Astronomers have spotted one of the most powerful black holes known, according to NASA.

`Youngest` neutron star binary found

X-rays streaming towards Earth from the region near a neutron star that is cannibalizing its companion star are the youngest "X-ray binary" yet known, according to scientists.

Violent past of Milky Way`s giant black hole revealed

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has helped find evidence that the normally dim region very close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, flared up with at least two luminous outbursts in the past few hundred years.

Densest galaxy ever discovered

Astronomers including an Indian-origin using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory and telescopes on the ground may have found the densest nearby galaxy.

Why material around giant black hole in our galaxy`s centre is faint in X-rays

Astronomers using NASA`s 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.

Exoplanet eclipsing parent star detected for 1st time

Astronomers have for the first time, through X-ray observations, detected an exoplanet passing in front of its parent star.

Remnants of 2008 supernova unveiled

A team of scientists discovered the remains of a supernova that is the most recent, in Earth`s time frame, known to have occurred in the Milky Way in 2008.

NASA`s Chandra explores hidden population of exotic neutron stars

A major campaign using NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other satellites has suggested that exotic neutron stars, magnetars may be more diverse-and common-than previously thought.

`Supermassive` black holes may be bigger than thought

Some of the biggest black holes in the universe may actually be even bigger than previously thought, a study that uses data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has suggested.