NASA’s X-ray observatory Chandra, named after Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, makes incredible discoveries never heard before. Now NASA uploaded the latest work from the observatory for us to see, and you do not want to miss these wonderful galaxies.
The images you see are not really true to what the human eye could see if we aimed a powerful telescope at space. Instead, the images are collections of multiple sources that use a “multivavelength”; to draw in gamma rays, radio waves and more.
But thanks to that work, we can in a way that no human being ever alone can see and discover new interesting features about distant galaxies. And this treasure chest of photos even contains a shot of the “brightest supernova explosions of centuries.” But for our money, do not miss Eta Carinae, a volatile system with two massive stars in close orbit.
You can check out all the pictures on NASA’s website, and when you’re done, maybe go out and look at one of the upcoming meteor showers.