Status Report

Chandra Digest (Feb 7): PKS 1127-45

By SpaceRef Editor
February 7, 2002
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PKS 1127-145: Chandra Scores A Double Bonus With A Distant Quasar
Two discoveries from a distant quasar – an enormous X-ray jet and an
X-ray shadow cast by an intervening galaxy – are giving astronomers
using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory cause to be doubly excited.
These two independent results reveal information about a supermassive
black hole at the center of the quasar as well as the amount of oxygen
in a distant galaxy billions of years ago.

Operations CXO Status Report (Friday 02/01/02)

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an
observation of the Gamma-ray Burster GRB020127 that was accepted as a
Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 29 Jan following its detection in outburst.


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