The Beautiful Universe: Chandra in HD
High definition views of exciting science from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
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Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is more than just a giant barred spiral containing hundreds of billions of stars.
Most stars are like long-distance marathon runners, as they are constantly moving in space throughout their lifetimes.
This object is a pulsar, the spinning dense core that remains after a massive star has exploded and collapsed.
Astronomers had to combine observations made with two space telescopes to create this photo.
This galaxy, at a distance of about 12 million light years from Earth, contains a gargantuan jet blasting away from a central supermassive black hole.
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