Washington : The US space agency NASA has released some stunning and rare pictures of the universe. These include galaxies, remnants of supernovae, stars, planetary nebulae. They have been clicked using the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope ‘Chandra X-ray Observatory’.
Observing our universe in different kinds of light 🌌
Each of these images combines data from our @ChandraXray observatory with data from other missions. How this "multiwavelength" approach helps astronomers understand objects in space: https://t.co/XLQjmbQxdv pic.twitter.com/1pepmZ8dib
— NASA (@NASA) September 3, 2020
This Observatory was launched by NASA on 23 July 1999. It was named in honor of Indian-American physicist Subramanian Chandrasekhar, who is known for determining the maximum mass for white dwarf stars.
This observatory helps scientists to capture X-ray images of various high-energy fields in the universe. In the cosmic world, these X-rays are formed only when a substance gets heated to millions of degrees. They are emitted from black holes, neutron stars and supernovae remnants.
Each image released by NASA includes X-ray data taken from Chandra as well as other telescopes. Sharing these beautiful pictures of the cosmic world on the micro-blogging site Twitter, the International Space Agency wrote ‘Observing our universe in different kinds of lights’.