Chandra's Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other by Wallace H. Tucker

By Wallace H. Tucker

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the main strong X-ray telescope ever outfitted, was once introduced aboard the distance travel Columbia. because then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that's mostly hidden from telescopes delicate simply to seen mild. In Chandra's Cosmos, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra technological know-how spokesperson Wallace H. Tucker makes use of a chain of brief, hooked up tales to explain the telescope's exploration of the recent, high-energy face of the universe. The publication is prepared in 3 components: "The Big," masking the cosmic net, darkish power, darkish subject, and large clusters of galaxies; "The Bad," exploring neutron stars, stellar black holes, and supermassive black holes; and "The Beautiful," discussing stars, exoplanets, and life.

Chandra has imaged the extraordinary, gleaming is still of exploded stars and brought spectra displaying the dispersal in their components. Chandra has saw the area round the supermassive black gap within the heart of our Milky manner and traced the separation of darkish topic from basic topic within the collision of galaxies, contributing to either darkish subject and darkish power experiences. Tucker explores the results of those observations in an wonderful, informative narrative aimed toward area buffs and normal readers alike.

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