Highlights and discoveries from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

  title={Highlights and discoveries from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.},
  author={Harvey Dale Tananbaum and Martin C. Weisskopf and Wallace Tucker and Belinda J. Wilkes and Peter Edmonds},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  volume={77 6},
Within 40 years of the detection of the first extra-solar x-ray source in 1962, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has achieved an increase in sensitivity of 10 orders of magnitude, comparable to the gain in going from naked-eye observations to the most powerful optical telescopes over the past 400 years. Chandra is unique in its capabilities for producing sub-arcsecond x-ray images with 100-200 eV energy resolution for energies in the range 0.08 < E < 10 keV, locating x-ray sources to high… 
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