The Chandra X-ray Observatory

Exploring the high energy universe

Editor (s) : Belinda Wilkes & Wallace Tucker

Publisher The Smithsonian Institution in association with IOP Publishing Ltd
Publication December 2019
Copyright Year 2019
ISBN (Online) 978-0-7503-2163-1
ISBN (Print) 978-0-7503-2161-7
Page 493
Language English


NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has ushered in a revolution in X-ray astronomy. Over the last two decades Chandra has captured stunning celestial X-ray images, measured spectra and monitored light curves to reveal and map the hottest, most energetic regions of the universe. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this book includes current reviews of the major discoveries and scientific results made by Chandra, authored by leading experts in each sub-field. Documenting the progress, discoveries and developments implemented by the mission, this book provides its readers with a comprehensive review of the mission thus far and its potential future implications. The book includes beautiful images of celestial sources generated from Chandra and multi-wavelength data. 3D figures, movies and interactive illustrations are also used throughout to enhance the text.