Light from the Void: Twenty Years of Discovery with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
by Kimberly K. Arcand, Grant Tremblay, Megan Watzke, Belinda J. Wilkes, Martin C. Weisskopf
Smithsonian Books | October 2019 | ISBN-10: 1588346692 | ePUB | 284 mb
A lavish coffee-table book featuring spectacular images from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-Ray telescope ever built
Take a journey through the cosmos with Light From the Void, a stunning collection of photographs from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory's two decades of operation. The book showcases rarely-seen celestial phenomena such as black holes, planetary nebulae, galaxy clusters, gravitational waves, stellar birth and death, and more. Accompanying these images of incredible natural phenomena are captions explaining how they occur. The images start close to home and move outward: beginning with images of the Chandra launch, then moving into the solar system, through the nearby universe, and finally to the most distant galaxies Chandra has observed, the book brings readers on a far-out visual voyage.
About the Authors
The SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY is a part of the Smithsonian Institution which, in conjunction with the Harvard College Observatory, studies basic physical processes that determine the nature and evolution of the universe. Together they operate the Chandra X-Ray Observatory for NASA. Foreword writers BELINDA WILKES is Director of the Chandra X-Ray Center, and MARTIN WEISSKOPF is the Chandra Project Scientist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
Lifting Chandra into Space
Introduction: The Accelerated Expansion of Discovery
The Road to Chandra
The Chandra X-ray Observatory: Two Decades of Flight, a Century of Dreams
Chapter l. The Light of Infant Suns
Chapter 2. Beginnings at the End
Chapter 3. Kingdoms of the Void
Chapter 4. Shape of the Expanse
Chapter 5. Going Beyond