NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, named after Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, can make incredible discoveries that have never been seen before. Now NASA has uploaded the latest work from the observatory for us to see, and you don̵
The images you see don’t exactly match what the human eye could see if we were to point a powerful telescope at space. Instead, the photos are compilations of multiple sources that use a “multi-wavelength” to capture gamma rays, radio waves, and more.
But thanks to this work, we can see in ways that no human can ever see alone, and discover new interesting features over galaxies far away. And this treasure trove of photos even contains a recording of the “brightest supernova explosions in centuries”. But for our money, don’t miss Eta Carinae, a volatile system of two massive stars in close orbit.
You can view all of the images on NASA’s website. When you’re done, you might go outside to check out one of the upcoming meteor showers.