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For Release: Nov. 9, 1999
NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory Chosen Among
NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory, the worlds largest and most powerful X-ray telescope, has been chosen as one of the "Best of Whats New" items by Popular Science magazine. The Chandra Observatory is managed by NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of new products, technology developments and scientific achievements to select the top 100 "Best of Whats New." The December issue of the magazine, on sale today, highlights Chandra and all the winners. They are also featured on the magazines Web site at:
The Chandra X-ray Observatory, named in honor of the late Nobel laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar of the University of Chicago, was launched in July. Chandra is already sending back images which astronomers are hailing as "fantastic" and of great benefit in understanding the mysteries of exploding stars, black holes and other celestial phenomena.
For more about the discoveries made with images taken by Chandra, visit the Web site:
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., manages the Chandra science program and controls the observatory for NASA.
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