NGC 4258 in 60 Seconds
A composite image of NGC 4258, about 25 million light-years from Earth, shows an X-shaped pattern when seen in different types of light.
Centaurus A in 60 Seconds
There is nothing subtle about the black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A. First off, it's about 10 million times more massive than the sun, and Chandra's X-ray image shows it's not just sitting quietly as a bright point in the middle.
SN 1006 in 60 Seconds
The brightest supernova ever recorded on Earth, this spectacular light show was documented in China, Japan, Europe, and the Arab world. It was brighter than Venus, and visible during the day for weeks.
M81 in 60 Seconds
This image of the mammoth spiral galaxy M81, located about 12 million light years away, contains data from four different NASA satellites.
Macs J0025.4-1222 in 60 Seconds Plus
Two galaxy clusters, each a quadrillion times the mass of the Sun, collided to form the system formally known as Macs J0025.4-1222.
Cat's Eye Nebula in 60 Seconds Plus
This composite of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope is another look for NGC 6543, better known as the Cat's Eye nebula.
Perseus A in 60 Seconds
The giant galaxy, Perseus A, which is also known as NGC 1275, is a well-known source of strong radio radiation.
RCW 108 in 60 Seconds
RCW 108 is a region where stars are actively forming about 4,000 light-years from Earth.
SN1996cr in 60 Seconds
In 1995 or 1996 a supernova exploded in a nearby galaxy, but no one on Earth knew it at the time.
Abell 1689 in 60 Seconds
Abell 1689 is a massive cluster of galaxies located about 2.3 billion light-years away.
M87 in 60 Seconds
M87 is a giant elliptical galaxy. At a distance of about 60 million light-years from Earth, M87 is the largest galaxy in the Virgo cluster of some 2,000 galaxies.
M84 in 60 Seconds
M84 is a massive elliptical galaxy located about 55 million light years from Earth in the Virgo Cluster.
G292.01+8 in 60 Seconds
This image shows how complex a star's afterlife can be.
Abell 85 in 60 Seconds
The composite image shows the galaxy cluster known as Abell 85, which is located about 740 million light years from Earth.
M101 in 60 Seconds
This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 is a composite of observations from NASA's three Great Observatories.
Crab Nebula in 60 Seconds
The Crab Nebula is one of the best-known images ever taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
NGC 604 in 60 Seconds
NGC 604 is a divided neighborhood in the galaxy M33, where some 200 hot, young massive stars reside.
PSR B1509-58 in 60 Seconds
A small dense object is responsible for the remarkably complex and intriguing structures seen in this image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
30 Doradus in 60 Seconds
Chandra's X-ray image of the Tarantula Nebula gives scientists a close-up view of the drama of star formation and star evolution.
Medusa in 60 Seconds
NGC 4194 is a galaxy that is found about 110 million light years from Earth.