Anyhow, today for "X" day, I decided to blog about NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory. But don't worry, I won't bore you with a bunch of Rocket Science. Instead I want to show you some amazing pictures. First though, I will tell you what the Chandra X-Ray Observatory is in as few words as possible, ok?
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Chandra is an x-ray telescope which was launched by the space shuttle Columbia in 1999 to further study the Universe via X-Ray Astronomy. It would take an entire book to explain X-Ray Astronomy so lets just say it is the study of extremely hot and energetic light and is classified as major physics. The Chandra X-Ray Telescope can obtain x-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure of the Universe. Its increased clarity helps scientists answer fundamental questions about the origin, evolution and destiny of the Universe. So that's enough Science for one day, not so bad right? Now on to the amazing pics.
The Tarantula Nebula, 16,000 light years from earth contains thousands of young massive stars making it an excellent place to study the birth of stars.
These are the stars in the center of the Constellation Orion, 1,500 light years away.
This is a Supermassive Black Hole at the center of our galaxy, 26,000 light years away.
And that's the end of show and tell, because if I don't end this right here, I could go on forever! That's how fascinated I am with this subject. Anyhow, I hope you liked the pics and didn't find the text too boring, but there you have it in a nutshell, Astronomy 101 brought to you by Abracadebra, the letter X, and The Chandra X-Ray Observatory. If you did find this post to be interesting, here is a link to Chandra on NASA's website. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/main/index.html.
TTYL and make it a good day,