Release Images

Release No.: 2019-17
For Release: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

To commemorate Chandra's 20th anniversary, an assembly of new images is being released. Some of these images contain Chandra data exclusively while others show how X-rays fit with the different types of light that other telescopes collect. From left to right, top row: they are the galaxy cluster Abell 2146, the region around the Milky Way center's supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*, the 30 Doradus nebula; bottom row: the star-forming region Cygnus OB2, NGC 604 in the galaxy M33, and the supernova remnant G292.0+1.8.

Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO