Chandra Digest 24 May 2002

Status Report From: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2002


Glowing Remnant from a Star-Shattering Explosion

This new "true color" Chandra image of N132D shows the beautiful, complex remnant of an explosion of a massive star in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy about 180,000 light years from Earth. The colors represent different ranges of X-rays, with red, green, and blue representing low, medium, and higher X-ray energies respectively.

** Operations CXO Status Report (Friday 05/24/02)

During the last week the observing schedule was interrupted following a high radiation event at 5:58am EDT on May 23 that stopped the daily load and activated the science instrument safing sequence (SCS 107).


++ Chandra Hardware Resources: Updated Chandra Hardware Section with information regarding Chandra mirrors, science instruments, including a new interactive spacecraft. ++ All recent New & Noteworthy features are available at

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