15 Stunning Photos of Chandra Space Observatory

| August 30, 2009

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?

Eagle Nebula
Eagle Nebula Photo
Crab Nebula
Crab Nebula
Celestial Fireworks
Celestial Fireworks
Light Echo
Light Echo Photo
Ant Nebula
Ant Nebula Photo
Purple Black Hole
Purple Black Hole
Cosmic Drama
Cosmic Drama Photo
Pinwheel Galaxy
Pinwheel Galaxy
Supernova Explosion
Supernova Explosion
Wild and Mild Galaxy
Wild and Mild Galaxy Photo
Pulsar Galaxy
Pulsar Galaxy
Blackhole Overflows
Blackhole Overflows Photo
Tycho Supernova
Tycho SupernovaPhoto
Cat’s Eye Nebula
Cats Eye Nebula Photo
Jet Power Assortment
Jet Power Assortment Photo
Images Resource: Chandra NASA Flickr


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  1. Great Stunning Photos taken by satellite “The Chandra X-ray Observatory”
    And I liked “Eagle Nebula” photo most. Great post & very informative. Thanks for it.

  2. The Satellite took excellent Photos of space. I also liked “Eagle Nebula” photo most. Great post & very informative. Thanks for it.