Earth and Space Science A-Z

Chandra X-Ray Observatory

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched, carried by the Space Shuttle Columbia from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. About a month later, on Aug. 26, 1999, the first powerful images from Chandra were provided to the public.


Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES)

Eye on Earth's Radiant Energy System