The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) is the
primary archive for NASA's (and other space agencies') missions dealing with
electromagnetic radiation from
extremely energetic phenomena ranging from
black holes to the Big Bang. Since its
merger with the Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA) in 2008, the HEASARC's
holdings contain data
obtained by NASA's high-energy astronomy missions observing in the
extreme-ultraviolet (EUV), X-ray, and gamma-ray bands, as well as data from
missions, balloons, and ground-based facilities that have studied the relic
cosmic microwave background (CMB).
- Chandra Source Catalog, v1.1 (16 Apr 2014)
Version 1.1 of the Chandra Source Catalog listing the
properties of 106,586 point and compact source detections made by Chandra
(CSC v1.0 is described in Evans et al. 2010, ApJS, 189, 37) is now available in
Browse and Xamin.
- Mark Your Calendars: 15 Years of Chandra Symposium Announced (10 Apr 2014)
The Chandra Science Center has announced the dates for this
symposium (to be held in Boston) which will highlight key science results from
the first 15 years of Chandra operations as November 18-21, 2014. More
information will be available shortly.
- 2014 Einstein Postdoctoral Fellows Chosen (04 Apr 2014)
NASA has announced the selection of the 2014 Einstein Fellows who
will conduct research related to NASA's Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) program,
which aims to expand our knowledge of the origin, evolution, and fate of the
Universe. The PCOS Program consists of a suite of operating science missions
and possible future missions that focus on specific aspects of these questions.
- Fermi Data Tantalize With New Clues To Dark Matter (03 Apr 2014)
A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes
the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark
publically available Fermi data, researchers have developed new maps showing
that the galactic center produces more high-energy gamma rays than can be
explained by known sources and that this excess emission is consistent with
some forms of dark matter.
- NICER Critical Design Review (03 Apr 2014)
NICER's next step towards launch, the Critical Design Review, is planned for September 2014. NICER remains on-track for launch on the SpaceX-12 ISS resupply flight currently scheduled for August 2016.
- Upcoming NICER Presentations Announced (03 Apr 2014)
There will be an overview presentation on the NICER mission design at the SPIE "Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray" conference in Montreal in June, 2014, and NICER science will be the subject of a Special Session at the High-Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) meeting in Chicago in August, 2014.
- Suzaku Cycle 9 Review Results E-mailed (31 Mar 2014)
PIs of Suzaku Cycle 9 proposals submitted to the US have been notified via e-mail.
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