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).
- Deadline for Swift Cycle 11 Guest Investigator Program Proposals Is Approaching (19 Aug 2014)
Proposals for the Swift Cycle 11 component of the ROSES-2014 NRA
are due no later than 4:30 pm EDT on September
25th. Details on the AO and proposal submission instructions are
now available, as well as a list of
Cycle 11 FAQs.
- RXTE Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole (19 Aug 2014)
Pasham et al. 2014, Nature, in press
have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million
light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray
Timing Explorer satellite. The signals have helped astronomers identify an
unusual midsize black hole called M82 X-1, which is the brightest X-ray source
in the M 82 galaxy.
- 15 Years of Science with Chandra Symposium: Abstracts for Oral Presentations Can Still Be Submitted! (18 Aug 2014)
The deadline for Abstracts for Oral Presentations has been
extended to August 28th: the meeting will highlight key science results from
the past 15 years and a panel discussion focusing on key science topics for
the next 10+ years of operation of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
- Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor Solar Flare Catalog (18 Aug 2014)
This catalog, listing the properties of 3,128 Fermi GBM
associated with known solar flares, is now available in Browse and Xamin. It will be updated on a daily basis, so the number of
flares in the table will increase from this initial number.
- NICER at the HEAD Meeting (17 Aug 2014)
.The NICER Special
Session at the 2014 meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division
(HEAD) of the American Astronomical Society will be held on
Wednesday, August 20, at 1:30 pm in the Great Lakes Grand Ballroom
of the Westin Michigan Avenue hotel in Chicago. Please join us!
- NICER Critical Design Review (16 Aug 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 October 2016.
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