Chandra X-ray Observatory and supernova

Chandra X-ray Observatory and supernova

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Caption: Chandra X-ray Observatory. Artwork of the Chandra X-ray Observatory (formerly known as AXAF) satellite and supernova remnant 1987a (upper right). This telescope is named after the Indian-US astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995). It will be powered by the 19.5 metre wide solar panels (blue). The aperture (left) is protected from the glare of our Sun by a door. Chandra will look at high-energy objects such as supernova remnants and black holes, and will have 50 times the resolving power of current X-ray telescopes. Its orbit will take it one third of the way to the Moon. It is due for launch in mid-1999.

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Keywords: astronomical satellite, astronomy, astrophysics, axaf, chandra, chandra telescope, chandra x-ray observatory, satellite, sn1987a, supernova remnant, telescope, x-ray, x-ray astronomy, xray

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