Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA's Premier X-ray ObservatoryBook - 2017
On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. In Chandra's Cosmos, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra science spokesperson Wallace H. Tucker uses a series of short, connected stories to describe the telescope's exploration of the hot, high-energy face of the universe. The book is organized in three parts: "The Big," covering the cosmic web, dark energy, dark matter, and massive clusters of galaxies; "The Bad," exploring neutron stars, stellar black holes, and supermassive black holes; and "The Beautiful," discussing stars, exoplanets, and life.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 523.1 TUC
Characteristics: 266 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm