Space fans, try to contain your excitement: NASA has just released some never-before-published images from its archive. These portraits of our universe come from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which launch in 199. NASA explains:
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a telescope specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe such as exploded stars, clusters of galaxies, and matter around black holes.
This means Chandra has captured some dramatic events. See our favorites in the gallery. NASA makes all of the data from Chandra freely available.