Our X-Ray Universe: Amazing Photos by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Black Hole Outburst in Galaxy M83

Left image - Optical: ESO/VLT; Close-up - X-ray: NASA/CXC/Curtin University/R. Soria et al., Optical: NASA/STScI/Middlebury College/F. Winkler et al.

At left is an optical view of M83. At right is a composite image showing X-ray data from Chandra in pink and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope in blue and yellow. The ULX is located near the bottom of the composite image.

Pulsar PSR J1841-0500

Shami Chatterjee

While studying the globelike supernova remnant, astronomers discovered a new pulsar, PSR J1841-0500. After shining for at least a year, the pulsar, located inside the white circle, abruptly disappeared. The left image was provided by the Multi-Array Galactic Plane Imaging Survey, the right by CHANDRA.

Celestial Ornament: Pulsar SXP 1062

X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al & ESA/XMM-Newton; Optical: AURA/NOAO/CTIO/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al

Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton were combined to find this young pulsar, r, known as SXP 1062, in the remains of a supernova located in the Small Magellanic Cloud 180,000 light-years from Earth. The image was released on Dec. 20, 2011.

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