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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

25 Years of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jorgensen Hall Room: 136
Target Audiences:
Physics Department, (402) 472-2770,
Dr. Melania Nynka will present this week’s colloquium topic, “25 Years of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory” in-person.

Abstract: 25 years ago X-ray astronomy was changed forever with the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is one of NASA’s flagship Great Observatories (?long with the Hubble Telescope) and provides us with the sharpest X-ray images ever taken of the cosmos. This talk will describe the harrowing Shuttle launch, feats of engineering that make Chandra possible, and some of the incredible images and scientific breakthroughs that Chandra has provided.

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This event originated in Physics.