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        NASA | The Chandra X-Ray Observatory

        This interactive activity adapted from NASA explores the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, including its telescope system, science instruments, and spacecraft system. By clicking on each component, you will learn why the high-resolution mirror assembly is barrel-shaped, how little electrical power it needs to function, what is responsible for creating images from invisible light rays, and how the satellite communicates with the Chandra Operations Control Center in Massachusetts from its high-Earth orbit.

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