A satellite called The Chandra X-ray Observatory has been launched by NASA on July 23, 1999. It was named in honor of Indian-American physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar who is known for determining the mass limit for white dwarf stars to become neutron stars. “Chandra” also means “moon” or “luminous” in Sanskrit. Being one of four Great Observatories, Chandra is X-ray sources 100 times fainter compared to other X-ray telescope. Below are some stunning extraterrestrial photo shots done by Chandra X-ray Observatory. You might think it’s just the sky, but some people get really excited about astronomy snapshots and send photo cards like these instead of greeting cards. Hey, it’s only more personal that way, right?
Purple Black Hole
Wild and Mild Galaxy
Cat’s Eye Nebula
Jet Power Assortment
Images Resource: Chandra NASA Flickr