Chandra Observatory enters third year of providing insights into X-ray universe



Martin Weisskopf said he is not a “wavelength chauvinist.” But, as program scientist for NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory—a project he has seen through to fruition over the past quarter of a century—Weisskopf could not help but react favorably to the fairly incredible discoveries being made with the help of this tool.

Just as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory have dramatically opened up other wave lengths to science, Chandra is allowing a clearer understanding of the high-energy aspects of the universe that can be observed with X-ray-detecting telescopes.