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Fast-moving pulsar firing record-breaking jet spotted

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 16:02

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

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 09:56

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 16:52

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

`Youngest` neutron star binary found

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 10:53

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

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 11:29

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:51

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

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 19:42

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 15:16

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 18:20

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

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 11:26

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 19:00

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.

Mini-supermassive black hole identified

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 20:50

Astronomers have been able to identify one of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy.