Cepheus B in 60 Seconds
A new study from two of NASA's "Great Observatories" provides fresh insight into how some stars are born, along with a beautiful new image of a stellar nursery in our own Milky Way Galaxy.
Hydra A in 60 Seconds
This composite image of the Hydra A galaxy cluster shows 10-million-degree gas observed by Chandra and jets of radio emission observed by the Very Large Array.
Galactic Center in 60 Seconds
This image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals a wealth of exotic objects and high-energy features at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
NGC 6240 in 60 Seconds
NGC 6240 is a system in which two supermassive black holes are a mere 3,000 light years apart, virtually nothing in astronomical terms.
JKCS041 in 60 Seconds
The most distant galaxy cluster yet has been found some 10.2 billion light-years from Earth.
The Cassiopeia A in 60 Seconds
Cassiopeia A is a supernova remnant found embedded in the constellation that bears its name, which is known as the queen in Greek mythology.
Multiwavelength Galactic Center in 60 Seconds
This never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way combines a near-infrared view from Hubble, an infrared image from Spitzer, and X-ray data from Chandra.
Multiwavelength Crab Nebula in 60 Seconds
The Crab Nebula is one of the most studied objects in the night sky. This version of the Crab Nebula combines data from three different telescopes.
Sagittarius A* in 60 Seconds
Astronomers have long known that the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is a particularly poor eater.
NGC 1399 in 60 Seconds
Evidence from Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Magellan telescopes in Chile suggest that a star has been torn apart by an intermediate-mass black hole.
M31 in 60 Seconds
This image of M31 represents a study of six elliptical galaxies that Chandra made to determine what causes an important type of supernova.
ESO 137 in 60 Seconds
Two spectacular tails of X-ray emission have been seen trailing behind a galaxy known as ESO 137.
NGC 1068 in 60 Seconds
This image shows one of the nearest and brightest galaxies to the Milky Way that contains a rapidly growing supermassive black hole known as NGC 1068.
SDSS J1254+0846 in 60 Seconds
Two quasars have been caught in the act of merging, thanks to this new image.
G54.1+0.3 in 60 Seconds
Data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope were combined to create this image of the dusty remains of a collapsed star.
Abell 3376 in 60 Seconds
This composite image of the galaxy cluster Abell 3376 shows X-ray data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the ROSAT telescope along with an optical image from the Digitized Sky Survey and radio emission observed by the Very Large Array.
N49 in 60 Seconds
This beautiful image shows N49, which is the aftermath of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
M82 in 60 Seconds
We begin with a composite image of the nearby starburst galaxy M82 that contains X-rays from Chandra in blue, optical data from Hubble in green and orange, and infrared data from Spitzer in red.
M31 Black Hole in 60 Seconds
For over a decade, astronomers have been using the Chandra X-ray Observatory to monitor the supermassive black hole in the center of Andromeda, the Milky Way's sister galaxy.
NGC 7793 in 60 Seconds
This composite image shows the nearby galaxy NGC 7793 that contains a powerful microquasar in its outskirts.