Chandra's Cosmos

Chandra's Cosmos

Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA's Premier X-ray Observatory

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On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. In Chandra's Cosmos, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra science spokesperson Wallace H. Tucker uses a series of short, connected stories to describe the telescope's exploration of the hot, high-energy face of the universe. The book is organized in three parts: "The Big," covering the cosmic web, dark energy, dark matter, and massive clusters of galaxies; "The Bad," exploring neutron stars, stellar black holes, and supermassive black holes; and "The Beautiful," discussing stars, exoplanets, and life.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9781588345875
1588345874
Characteristics: 266 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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(Non-Fiction) This beautifully illustrated book reveals the history of NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory and a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light.


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