Press Release

Chandra Digest (Oct 22, 2001)

By SpaceRef Editor
October 22, 2001
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Greetings Chandra Digest subscribers!

X-ray Emissions Detected From Elusive Cosmic Objects –
A type of celestial object that has long stumped astronomers has been
found to emit X-rays, thus proving a theory of how the objects form.
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/cycle1/hh2/index.html

Closer Look Reveals Andromeda’s Black Hole Not As “Cool” As Believed –
On January 14, 2000, a team of astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray
Observatory announced the discovery of an unusual source very near the
nucleus of the Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31.
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/cycle1/0007rev/index.html

Operations CXO Status Report (Friday 10/19/01) –
During the last week, Chandra completed the observing schedule as
planned. A real-time procedure was completed on Oct 16 that verified the
CPE warm start count has remained unchanged at 1 since Mar 2. A second
procedure was completed on Oct 18 to dump and verify values of the
gyroscope scale factors and related variables. The dump and verification
was done in preparation for an update to the scale factors.
http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/updates/update_101901.html

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SpaceRef staff editor.