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Chandra X-ray Observatory

Chandra X-ray Observatory is a satellite launched on STS-93 by NASA on July 23, 1999.

It was named in honor of Indian-American physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar who is known for determining the mass limit for white dwarf stars to become neutron stars.

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