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💥 The explosion of a massive that produced supernova remnant N49 also left behind a neutron star that spins around once every 8 seconds! Approximately 20 kilometers in diameter, the neutron star is categorized as a magnetar due to its extremely powerful magnetic field — roughly a quadrillion times more powerful than that of Earth! Want to know more about this ? http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/

An event horizon is the boundary between what can & cannot escape the gravity of a . This year a planet-wide array of ground-based telescopes, called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), presented the world with the first image of a black hole's event horizon! Happy ! Want to know more about this ? http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/

✨Star cluster NGC 2024 is located in the center of the Flame Nebula, a mere 1,400 light years from Earth. Seen here in X-ray and infrared light, the cluster is made up of hundreds of young and newly-forming ! Out of this ! Want this as a new background for your phone or tablet? http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/wallpaper/ Want to know more about the ? http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/

Right Chandra is studying the effects of a microquasar on supernova remnant W50, informally called the Nebula! About 18,000 light years from Earth, the left behind by the supernova explosion feeds on gas it collects from a neighboring companion star. 's Observation from : 13 hours 20 minutes

This supernova remnant may contain the youngest in our galaxy. With an age of only about 1,000 years as viewed from Earth (i.e., not including the light travel time), W49B is approximately 35 light years across. Want this as a new background for your phone or tablet? http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/wallpaper/ Want to know more? http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/

Chandra X-ray Observatory: 3.6 million lines of written to operate, collect & analyze data from the spacecraft. 2.4 billion kilometers of traveled in orbit around Earth. 23 trillion bytes of data collected over the last 20 years. Used by more than 4,300 scientists around the world! For more, visit: http://chandra.si.edu/20th/

Right Chandra is studying a in Ursa Major! Nearby in the sky is the beautiful barred spiral galaxy M109. Seen in the sky near the bowl of the Big Dipper, M109 is over 80 million light years from Earth & roughly 180,000 light years across! 's Observation from : 4 hours 26 minutes

: Chandra X-ray data revealed what may be the most distant "cloaked" ever detected! Found at a time only about 850 million years after the , this black hole could help us better understand an important epoch in the ! (More in the comments.) For even more about the discovery, including and , visit: https://s.si.edu/cloaked

Resembling a cosmic opal, this supernova remnant is what remains after the supernova explosion of a in Dorado. SNR 0534-69.9 is located about 160,000 light years from in a nearby region of known as the Large Magellanic Cloud. Want this as a new background for your phone or tablet? http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/wallpaper/

Right Chandra is studying a duo of supermassive black holes in NGC 3393! Separated by less than 500 light years, this pairing is likely the product of a merger of 2 galaxies of unequal mass over a billion years ago! 's Observation from : 22 hours 13 minutes Learn more about NGC 3393: http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/

🌀 Right Chandra is gazing at a group of galaxies in Draco! Nearby in the sky swirls this dwarf spiral galaxy, NGC 6503. Located on the edge of a region of called the Local Void, the galaxy is roughly 30,000 light years across — about 1/3 of the size of our Milky Way! 's Observation: 11 hours 6 minutes

Some see a great white , its mouth wide open ready to ambush its prey from the dark depths of ! Others just see a boring, old rose. Happy ! More about the Rosette Nebula: http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/ Want this as a new background for your phone or tablet? http://chandra.harvard.edu/instagram/wallpaper/

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