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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.

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.

Enormous halo of hot gas envelops Milky Way

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 11:10

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found evidence that our Milky Way Galaxy is embedded in an enormous halo of hot gas.

NASA’s Chandra detects X-rays from supernova remnant

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 14:35

Named SN 1957D because it was the fourth supernova to be discovered in the year of 1957, it is one of only a few located outside of the Milky Way galaxy that is detectable.