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Chandra X-Ray Observatory Photo Album: NGC 6543 Cat's Eye Nebula: G11.2-0.3 Chandra Reveals The X-Ray Glint In The Cat's Eye

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, designed to observe X-rays from high energy regions of the universe, regularly releases images taken using the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS). This image reveals a bright central star surrounded by a cloud of multimillion-degree gas in the Cat's Eye nebula. The image is accompanied by a table giving the scale, category, coordinates, observation date and time, color code, and instrument used.
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January 17th, 2001
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April 8th, 2003 at 10:44am
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April 8th, 2003 at 10:44am
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