In honor of American Archive Month, NASA has selected eight images from a group of unique celestial objects taken by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. It's the first time these images have ever been seen by the public — and they're as freaky as they are gorgeous.
All images and captions NASA/CSC/SAO.
The Chandra Data Archive (CDA) allows scientists and the general public to access data collected by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. This particular batch of images selected by NASA for American Archive Month "represent the observations of thousands of objects that are permanently available to the world thanks to Chandra’s archive," writes the agency in its official release. And here they are: