Chandra X-Ray Observatory Completes 15 Years in Orbit

July 23, 2014 11:25 AM

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Chandra X-Ray Observatory Completes 15 Years in Orbit

Scott Wolk, a Chandra X-Ray Observatory astrophysicist, said the Chandra X-Ray Observatory has been a game changer in the field of black hole research. The mission was launched 15 years ago today by NASA's first shuttle mission. The mission is also important because it was commanded by a woman.

Wolk said during an online discussion that it is not possible for human beings to go to black hole or a pulsar. However, satellites like Chandra provide a brilliant way to take human beings there and show how it exactly appears.

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