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  Chandra X-ray Observatory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chandra X-ray Observatory is a satellite launched on STS-93 by NASA on July 23, 1999.
Chandra showed for the first time the shadow of a small galaxy as it is being cannibalized by a larger one, in an image of Perseus A.
AXAF was renamed Chandra in 1998 and launched in 1999 by the shuttle Columbia (STS-93).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chandra_X-ray_Observatory   (1270 words)

Chandra was the original Indian god of the moon who was later merged with Soma.
He was also a fertility god, for the dew which fell on the plants overnight and gave them life was seen as coming from the moon.
Chandra was also prayed to when a couple wanted to have a child.
www.pantheon.org /articles/c/chandra.html   (103 words)

 S. Chandrasekhar facts
Chandra’s uncle, C.V. Raman, received the 1930 Nobel Prize in physics for discovering the Raman effect, which describes the diffraction of light by crystals.
Chandra’s Nobel Prize-winning theory initially was rejected by peers and journals in England.
Chandra was widely known for his appreciation of literature, music and the philosophy of science.
www-news.uchicago.edu /releases/99/990715.chandra-facts.shtml   (663 words)

 STS-93 Payload: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Chandra is the third in NASA's family of "Great Observatories." Complementing the Hubble Space Telescope and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, which are already in Earth orbit, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory will study X-Rays rather than visible light or gamma rays.
Chandra's twin solar arrays will then be unfolded, allowing Chandra to begin converting sunlight into 2,350 watts of electrical power to run the observatory's equipment and charge its batteries.
Chandra's observations of superflares from young stars will give scientists a better idea of what conditions were like on Earth when the sun was young.
www.shuttlepresskit.com /STS-93/payload45.htm   (4300 words)

 Chandrasekhar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When Chandra was offered a chair at Cambridge in 1964 he replied by return that he was not interested, so turning down a position which as a young man he would have found the most desirable.
Chandra was very frustrated by the controversy with Eddington and to a certain extent it influenced the way that he worked through the rest of his life.
Chandra retired in 1980 but continued to live in Chicago where he was made professor emeritus in 1985.
www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Mathematicians/Chandrasekhar.html   (1455 words)

 Chandra at Leicester
Chandra (formerly known as "AXAF") is an X-ray observatory satellite which was successfully launched by NASA on July 23rd 1999.
Chandra carries two main scientific instruments, a CCD (charge coupled device) imaging spectrometer (ACIS), and a high-resolution camera (HRC), which uses micro-channel plates partly developed at the University of Leicester.
Data from the Chandra mission is archived at the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center (CXC) at the Center for Astrophysics, in the USA.
www.star.le.ac.uk /info/chandra.html   (214 words)

 Chandra Levy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although I believe that Chandra Levy was not in this area for the whole length of her disappearance, I think that it is still interesting to see that she turned up in an area that was in accordance with a position of planetary correlation.
Chandra Levy's birth statistics were reported as being 4/19/77 at 1:46 PM in Cleveland, Ohio.
Chandra was in love with a cheat and cad who went along with his wishes much to her own demise.
www.reneefrancis.com /missingchildren/chandra_levy.htm   (2675 words)

 Answer this...: This... is Chandra Johnson
Chandra Johnson is the wife of NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Jimmie Johnson.
Chandra Lynn is the daughter of Lynn and Jack Janway of Muskogee, Okla. and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
Chandra Johnson is the wife of NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Jimmie Johnson and a wilhelmina model.
drinkthis.typepad.com /answer_this/2005/07/chandra_janway.html   (450 words)

 Amazon.com: Chandra: Books: Catherine Coulter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chandra de Avenell was raised as a boy in the 13th century--and as a warrior.
Chandra, the character, had the potential to be a strong, empowered woman.
Chandra was a woman ahead of her time, and she was a very capable.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0451158814?v=glance   (807 words)

 SPACE.com -- Chandra Observatory's Mission Extended to 10 Years
This Chandra image marks the deepest X-ray look at the zone of avoidance -- a region of space behind which no optical observation has ever been taken because thick clouds of dust and gas in the spiral arms of the Milky Way block visible radiation.
Chandra image of NGC 7027 is brighter to the upper right -- the side of the nebula nearest the Earth -- where there is less obscuring material that otherwise blocks the X-ray emissions.
The Chandra data, shown as the blue emission in the inset box, overlays a Hubble Space Telescope infrared image of the same region, in which some of the individual stars can be seen as point-like sources.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/chandra_extension_010905.html   (751 words)

 Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chandra Deep Field Archival Opportunity An opportunity to propose for funded archival research on the two deepest Chandra fields has recently been posted on the CXC website: http://cxc.harvard.edu/ (see "Announcements" or "Proposer" links) The observations are ACIS-I observations of a million seconds each of the Hubble Deep Field North and the Chandra Deep Field South.
The parallel release of Chandra calibration files in CALDB format, and the reprocessed data now coming into the archive, will greatly simplify Chandra analysis and give astronomers much greater power to extract full value from Chandra data.
The Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) is operated for NASA by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
chandra.ledas.ac.uk /bulletin/bulletin_2.html   (693 words)

 Vikram Chandra
Chandra had come across the story of Skinner by chance while at school, but this "chance encounter" proved too rousing to abandon.
Chandra's considerations compelled him to forego film school and write what he thought was going to be a "quick novel." The final product, however, would emerge nearly six years later as Red Earth and Pouring Rain.
Chandra also binds his fables together with Hindu concepts of living, such as those of duty ["Dharma"], fortitude ["Shakti"], love ["Kama"], economy ["Artha"], and peace ["Shanti"] (Sethi).
www.english.emory.edu /Bahri/Chandra.html   (755 words)

 SAJA: Vikram Chandra
Chandra, whose second work of fiction this is, shows himself to be that rare thing, a writer who is simultaneously a master story-teller and a master stylist...
Vikram Chandra has effected a number of miracles in his new book, a collection of interrelated short stories, which I believe stands up as a really fine novel...
For all his technical complexity, Chandra's prose is calm and assured and free of excess.
www.saja.org /chandra.html   (990 words)

 Chandra Stories in ZhurnalWiki
Chandra: A Biography of S. Chandrasekhar by Kameshwar C. Wali, a 1991 book about the great astrophysicist, is rich with zen-like anecdote and insight.
After a few moments of embarrassing silence, the chairman said, 'Professor Chandrasekhar, do you have an answer to this question?' Chandra responded, 'It was not a question; it was a statement, and it is mistaken,' without turning around.
Another one of Chandra's stories that many of his students heard was that of a milkman on his way to deliver milk in the early morning.
zhurnal.net /ww/zw?ChandraStories   (598 words)

 Norbert's Chandra Orion Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One of the major highlights of the Chandra observations are several clear identifications of detected X-ray sources point sources with proplyds in the near vicinity of the most massive star in the Trapezium.
The Chandra ACIS detector was built at MIT under the leadership of Prof.
Chandra is the "X-ray Hubble", launched in July 1999 on the Space Shuttle Columbia and then sent into a deep-space orbit around the Earth.
space.mit.edu /~nss/orion/orion.html   (1507 words)

 Chadalavada Umesh Chandra: A Hero's Life
Umesh Chandra was undoubtedly the most reputed police officer in the history of Andhra Pradesh police.
Umesh Chandra was a exemplary police officer who maintained a very high degree of honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Umesh Chandra was adored like God by both the common man and the police in all the districts he worked.
www.umeshchandra.org   (440 words)

 X-rays from Earth
Chandra was going to reveal colliding galaxies, sizzling-hot whirlpools around fl holes, exploding stars--in other words, violent sources of high-energy x-rays.
This animation, based on data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, shows the hot spot pulsing 15 times during one complete 10-hour rotation of the giant planet.
Chandra is a space telescope traveling around Earth in an elliptical orbit.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2003/18aug_xrays.htm   (1025 words)

 Chandra Education - Installing ds9
Chandra data analysis requires a level of computing power that is not often found outside of scientific research institutions.
Chandra data sets are huge (often taking a Gigabyte of disk space or more) and programs written to analyze these data require very fast CPUs.
To use the Chandra Education data analysis software and activities, the first thing that you must do is to install the imaging system ds9 on your computer.
chandra-ed.harvard.edu /install.html   (356 words)

 Black holes revealed
One of the most exciting uses of Chandra will be to "see" something that can't be seen -- fl holes.
Chandra is not a magician, so it won't be able to see fl holes.
Observations scheduled with Chandra should help pin down the answer, especially when combined with observations of radio waves emitted by the same galaxies.
whyfiles.org /092x_ray/3.html   (401 words)

 Chandra X-ray Observatory
ASA's Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, (AXAF), renamed the Chandra X-ray Observatory in honor of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, was launched and deployed by the Space Shuttle Columbia on the 23 of July 1999.
The combination of high resolution, large collecting area, and sensitivity to higher energy X-rays will make it possible for Chandra to study extremely faint sources, sometimes strongly absorbed, in crowded fields.
Chandra was boosted into an elliptical high-earth orbit that allows long-duration uninterrupted exposures of celestial objects.
heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/chandra/chandra.html   (253 words)

 'Happy birthday Chandra'
In many ways, Chandra, you represent to me, the glory that Bangalore once was, and not the 'cosmopolitan', 'cool', cement jungle with potholes that resemble a war-zone today.
Reading about Chandra brought tears to my eyes; not all of them for the pain he has suffered all his life and is still suffering.
Chandra was the hero many a youngster during his hey days.
www.rediff.com /cricket/2005/may/18wishes.htm   (1722 words)

 Chandra Levy
Chandra was known to be a cautious young lady, always being careful to ascertain who might be at her door before opening it.
Chandra appears to have been an over-confident young woman...who (check that Mercury, Uranus, Saturn) may have been running an errand, (one of drug procurement?), for a friend when she met her demise...She may also have been physically disfigured, and or dismembered.
Chandra has a powerful chart this is receiving many transits (Pluto in the fourth hitting Neptune which is square her Moon in Pisces in the seventh.
www.astrodatabank.com /NM/FeedbackPRT.asp?ChartID=42500   (13288 words)

 Chandra Observation Types
The second detector on the Chandra telescope is the High Resolution Camera (HRC).
On the Chandra telescope the grating device is used to create a high resolution spectrum.
Chandra data filenames start with the name of the detector used, either "acisf" or "hrcf".
www.siliconspaceships.com /AstroVirgil/NewVersion/AstroVirgilManual/ChandraObservationTypes.html   (1245 words)

 Space Today Online - Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Chandra observes the Universe in the high-energy x-ray portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
It was renamed in 1998 in honor of the late Indian-American Nobel laureate astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.
Chandra gives astronomers a new view of some of the most violent and energetic activities in the Universe.
www.spacetoday.org /DeepSpace/Telescopes/GreatObservatories/Chandra/Chandra.html   (429 words)

 NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory images a young supernova blastwave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The observations are the first time that X-rays from a shock wave have been imaged at such an early stage of a supernova explosion.
This Chandra X-ray image of SN 1987A made in January 2000 shows an expanding shell of hot gas produced by the supernova explosion.
Comparison with observations made with Chandra in October and January, and with Hubble in February 2000, show that the X-ray emission peaks close to the newly discovered optical hot spots, and indicate that the wave is beginning to hit the ring.
www.spacescience.com /headlines/y2000/ast11may_1m.htm   (764 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | 'Wonderful' star reveals its hot nature
X-ray studies of this system, called Mira AB, may also provide better understanding of interactions between other binary systems consisting of a "normal" star and a collapsed star such as a white dwarf, fl hole or a neutron star, where the individual stellar objects and gas flow cannot be distinguished in an image.
The separation of the X-rays from the giant star and the white dwarf was made possible by the superb angular resolution of Chandra, and the relative proximity of the star system at about 420 light years from Earth.
Chandra observed Mira with its Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer on December 6, 2003 for about 19 hours.
www.spaceflightnow.com /news/n0504/28interacting   (1046 words)

 SPACE.com -- Chandra X-Ray Observatory Sensor Has Contaminant Problem
The Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched in July 1999.
In some cases, scientists are relying on Chandras High Resolution Camera for data that the ACIA was designed to collect, he said.
Chandra program officials are now examining the possibility of heating the spacecraft in order to remove the buildup on the ACIS optical filter.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/chandra_problem_031106.html   (322 words)

 Chandra goes prospecting inside a supernova   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The red material on the left outer edge is enriched in iron, whereas the bright greenish white region on the lower left is enriched in silicon and sulfur.
By studying the Cas A Chandra data further, astronomers hope to identify which of the several processes proposed by theoretical studies is likely to be the correct mechanism for explaining supernova explosions, both in terms of the dynamics and elements they produce.
The Chandra observation was taken with the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) Aug. 19, 1999.
www.spacescience.com /newhome/headlines/ast21dec99_1.htm   (996 words)

 Chandra Fellowship Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chandra Fellows hold their appointments at a Host Institution in the U.S., for research that is broadly related to the goals of the Chandra satellite.
Appointments for the 2006 Chandra Fellows are expected to begin in September, 2006.
The Chandra Fellows present highlights of their work once a year at the Chandra Fellows Symposium, which is open to all interested people.
ledas-cxc.star.le.ac.uk /fellows   (345 words)

 Chandra Clarke
Now then Chandra dear, do relax fix that most uncomfortable twist in your knickers; get a sandwich going and there's a six-pack in the fridge - but as quietly as you can, lovey, so that I can hear the calls.
The CEO of Scribendi.com, Chandra started out as a freelancer for a chain of agribusiness newspapers.
This means that a) she had to endure a lot of jokes about being "outstanding in her field" and b) she has a thick portfolio of articles on soybeans.
chandraclarke.blogspot.com   (3544 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Chandra Levy
Chandra Ann Levy, a 24-year-old graduate student from University of Southern California, was last seen alive near her D.C. apartment April 30, 2001.
D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey announces the identification of the skeletal remains as Chandra Levy's.
Chandra Levy's parents discuss the alleged affair between Rep. Gary A. Condit and the 18-year-old daughter of a minister.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/metro/specials/missing/levy   (441 words)

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