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For Release: Aug. 23, 1999
Media Advisory: 99-200
Experts to Share First Pictures from
They are not the usual family vacation photos by Uncle Harry of Aunt Edna and the kids. These are literally out-of-this-world snapshots, and they are about ready for pickup, though not from the local "quick-photo." The first pictures taken by the newest member of NASAs most powerful family of telescopes will be released Thursday, and they could change the way we look at the universe.
Compared to Uncle Harrys, these far-out photos, captured by NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory, are like taking a picture of Aunt Edna in California from 3,000 miles away in New Jersey and multiplying the distance by billions.
This week you can interview experts about these first pictures, and what the Hubble Space Telescopes sister, Chandra, means to our world and others.
Learn more about Chandra at: