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 CALDB 4.6.3 installed at the HEASARC (02 Sep 2014)
CalDB 4.6.3 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.6.3 was released on August 29, 2014. Note that this release requires CIAO 4.3 or higher...
- Chandra X-Ray Observatory Observes Eta Carinae Star System (27 Aug 2014)
As one of the first objects observed by Chandra after its launch
some 15 years ago, this double star system continues to reveal new clues about
its nature through the X-rays it generates. Hamaguchi et al. (2014, ApJ, 784, 125) discuss the X-ray
minimum coincident with the last periastron in 2009: the same team has been
obtaining new Chandra data of the current Eta Car periastron/X-ray minimum.
- NuSTAR Guest Observer Cycle 1 Solicitation Released (26 Aug 2014)
ROSES-14 Amendment 32 contains a new call under Appendix
D.11 soliciting proposals to the NuSTAR Guest Observer - Cycle 1 announcement
of opportunity which was released on August 26, 2014. The due date for
proposals is November 25, 2014.
- XMM-Newton AO-14 Solicitation Released (26 Aug 2014)
XMM-Newton observing proposals are solicited in response to the Fourteenth Announcement of Opportunity.
- Web Hera version 3.0 available (25 Aug 2014)
Version 3.0 of Web Hera is now available. Web Hera allows users to analyze nearly any dataset archived at the HEASARC directly via the web, without having to download or install software. Version 3.0 is a major upgrade to Web Hera capabilities, which now provies the ability to run Chandra and XMM-SAS (in addition to FTools) software, to view header information and table contents of FITs file on the fly, tighter integration with Xamin, and other improvements.
- Delay of Suzaku AO-10 (25 Aug 2014)
AO-9 period has been extended by 2 month, with a corresponding delay in the release of AO-10
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