The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) is the
primary archive for NASA's (and other space agencies') missions studying
electromagnetic radiation from
extremely energetic cosmic 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
archive contains data
obtained by high-energy astronomy missions observing in the
extreme-ultraviolet (EUV), X-ray, and gamma-ray bands, as well as data from
space missions, balloons, and ground-based facilities that have studied the
relic cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation in the sub-mm, mm and
- Hitomi HXI CALDB Data Updated (24 Jun 2016)
The Hitomi HXI CALDB has been updated to include 2 files, ah_hx1_instmap_20140101v002.fits and ah_hx2_instmap_20140101v002.fits, which were inadvertently left out of the June 22 2016 release
- Hitomi CALDB Data Updated (22 Jun 2016)
The Hitomi CALDB has been released for the HXI (version 20160606), the SXI (version 20160614), the SGD (version 20160614), Generic Mission (Gen) data (version 20160606) and the SXS (version 20160606)...
- Suzaku CALDB updated (16 Jun 2016)
The Suzaku CALDB has been updated for the XIS (update version 20160607) ...
- LISA Pathfinder Mission Paves Way for Space-based Detection of Gravitational Waves (14 Jun 2016)
LISA Pathfinder (LPF), an ESA-led mission with NASA contributions,
has successfully tested a key technology needed to build a space-based
observatory for detecting gravitational waves: it has reduced non-gravitational
forces on the two floating test masses to a level about 10,000 times smaller
than drag-free control technologies used on all previous science missions.
- Happy 4th Birthday to NuSTAR (14 Jun 2016)
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) spacecraft
was launched on a Pegasus XL rocket dropped from a Lockheed L-1011 "TriStar"
aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean near the Kwajalein Atoll on June 13,
2012. Since then it has made over 1660 hard X-ray observations in science mode
which have yielded (to date) hundreds
of refereed and other publications.
- Results of 2016 NASA SMD Astrophysics Senior Review of Operating Missions (10 Jun 2016)
The Astrophysics Division held the 2016 Senior Review in February
and March this year. There were individual panels for the Hubble Space
Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory that were separate from the main
comparative panel. Both the Hubble and Chandra reviews were undertaken as
incremental reviews from those held in 2014. The panel reports and the NASA
response document for the 2016 Senior Review are now available.
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