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Astrobites at AAS 233: Day 3

10 Jan 2019, 10:14 UTC
Astrobites at AAS 233: Day 3
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Welcome to the winter American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle, Washington! Astrobites is attending the conference as usual, and we will report highlights from each day here. If you’d like to see more timely updates during the day, we encourage you to search the #aas233 hashtag on twitter. We’ll be posting once a day during the meeting, so be sure the visit the site often to catch all the news!

Plenary Talk: The Energetic Universe in Focus: Twenty Years of Science with the Chandra X-ray Observatory (by Mia de los Reyes)The Chandra X-ray Observatory is now almost 20 years old! Ryan Hickox from Dartmouth College started off the third day of #AAS233 by reviewing some of the remarkable discoveries that Chandra has made in the last two decades. First, Hickox reminded everyone why exactly X-rays are so useful: they probe the bulk of the baryonic matter in the universe, especially in extreme environments. He also discussed the basic capabilities and structure of Chandra before turning to some of the major science questions that Chandra has helped answer.
Part 1: The lives and deaths of starsChandra has been used to study star-forming regions like Orion, monitoring how ...

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