Chandra Digest 29 Oct 2001

Status Report From: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2001

~~Chandra Looks at the Aftermath of a Massive Star Explosion~~
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured a spectacular image of G292.0+1.8, a young, oxygen-rich supernova remnant with a pulsar at its center surrounded by outflowing material.

~~Chandra Fellows Strut Their Stuff~~
The Chandra X-ray Center annually selects a group of young scientists to serve as Chandra Fellows. Each Fellow has recently received their doctorates in astrophysics or a related field and is chosen after a highly competitive process. Once selected, the Fellows are awarded three-year appointments to conduct research with NASA's Chandra satellite. Read more about their exciting research at:

~~Operations CXO Status Report (Friday 10/26/01)~~
Last week the observing schedule was halted twice due to high radiation associated with solar flare activity. The loads were halted on Oct 21 at 11:38am EDT, resumed on Oct 23 at 4:00am EDT and halted a second time on Oct 25 at 7:17pm. In both cases the loads were halted through a ground command to execute the SI Safing SCS 107 since the projected orbital radiation dose was significantly higher than the threshold allowed for ACIS. The loads are being replanned to resume on Oct 27 at 6:40am EDT. Observations of Puppis N Knot, PSS 0902+1640 and PSR B0833-45 were impacted by the first event, and observations of MG J0414+0534, HS0218+3707, PSS0134+3307, 2MASSJ222202+1952, M17 and SAX J1747.0-285 were impacted by the second event. These targets will be rescheduled in a future load. NEW & NOTEWORTHY!

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**New Chandra Desktop
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**Have You Seen?
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