Chandra Digest (Oct 22, 2001)

Press Release From: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2001

Greetings Chandra Digest subscribers!

X-ray Emissions Detected From Elusive Cosmic Objects - A type of celestial object that has long stumped astronomers has been found to emit X-rays, thus proving a theory of how the objects form.

Closer Look Reveals Andromeda's Black Hole Not As "Cool" As Believed - On January 14, 2000, a team of astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory announced the discovery of an unusual source very near the nucleus of the Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31.

Operations CXO Status Report (Friday 10/19/01) - During the last week, Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned. A real-time procedure was completed on Oct 16 that verified the CPE warm start count has remained unchanged at 1 since Mar 2. A second procedure was completed on Oct 18 to dump and verify values of the gyroscope scale factors and related variables. The dump and verification was done in preparation for an update to the scale factors.


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