The Mystery Machine November 17, 2007Posted by jtintle in Deep Space.
Tags: Cas A supernova, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Crab Pulsar, HEAPOW, IoA, NASA
NASA/IoA/A.Fabian et al.
The Chandra X-ray Observatory is a devilishly clever machine which can look back in time and probe the dark, hidden mysteries of the Universe. Chandra has seen the unseen, probing the fall of the house of the Cas A supernova remnant, measuring the tell tale heart of the Crab Pulsar, and many other amazing things. Here we reprise probably the “scariest” of Chandra’s observations, an image of the dark hot glowing demonic visage in the Perseus cluster of galaxies. The demon is the result of the “drumming” of a monster with a heart of darkness which has produced a banshee wail heard through the known Universe. Happy Halloween!