Space observatory Chandra: ten years of amazing discoveries


20/08/2009

About ten years ago aboard the space shuttle Columbia was launched into space 25-ton dream of astronomers - X-ray Observatory Chandra.

This unit was the most difficult payload that the space shuttle has ever injected into Earth orbit.

Photo: Against the backdrop of the evening sky shuttle launch (STS-93), carrying the precious cargo - space observatory Chandra.


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