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Motions in nearby galaxy cluster reveal presence of hidden superstructure
Gravity Probe B mission begins collecting science to test Einstein's theory
For release: 08/16/02
Satellite release #: 02-204
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World’s most powerful X-ray telescope performs flawlessly; Chandra Observatory makes amazing discoveries in first three years
Rare black holes, 1-million-mph cosmic winds, cannibal galaxies, the aftermath of massive star explosions, rivers of gravity and new revelations about the Milky Way just some of mysteries NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory has uncovered during its first three years of operation.
Space Shuttle Columbia took Chandra into space in 1999.
Chandra was the largest and heaviest Shuttle payload in history the length of a bus weighing 6 tons.
The world’s most powerful X-ray telescope has exceeded all expectations.
One scientist has devoted more than 25 years of his life and career to the Chandra project.
Talk with him about the latest discoveries, and what lies ahead for Chandra.
||Dr. Martin Weisskopf
Chief Scientist, Chandra Program
Marshall Space Flight Center
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