Astronomy Information from the HEASARC

Imagine thumbnail Imagine the Universe!
Our Universe... what we know about it, how it is evolving, and the kinds of objects and phenomena it contains. Also, how scientists know what we know, what mysteries remain, and how we might one day find the answers to these questions.
StarChild thumbnail StarChild
Information and activities about the Solar System, the Universe, Space Stuff, and a Glossary.
Cosmic & Heliospheric thumbnail Cosmicopia
Information about cosmic rays, the sun and space weather.
Webstars thumbnail WebStars
Astronomical resource sites and current astronomy news.
Ask an Astrophysicist thumbnail Ask an Astrophysicist
Have a question about high-energy astronomy? Read the archive available at this site, and feel free to ask your own question.
Cosmic Distance thumbnail Cosmic Distances
How big is our universe? Discover the cosmic distances separating us from the nearest stars to the furthest galaxies.
APOD thumbnail APOD
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
HEAPOW thumbnail HEAPOW
Each week the HEASARC scours the archive of X-ray and Gamma Ray observations to bring you new, exciting and beautiful images.
Images thumbnail Image Archive
Images, spectra, and light curves of the many objects we see in our universe. Also, images and information from past and current high-energy astrophysics missions.
Videos thumbnail Video Archive
Educational and historical videos, as well as videos about specific missions.
Latest News

Mission Learning Centers

High-school-level learning centers for:
  • Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer - includes intro to X-ray astronomy, actual data, discoveries, satellite model
  • XMM-Newton - includes instrument info, images, scientific goals, news items
  • Suzaku - includes mission goals, images, student competition with access to data

    Advanced Astronomy

  • X-ray School: an annual workshop for grad students & recent postdocs
  • George Washington University course Astronomy 191: Space Astrophysics

    Other Astronomy Resources

  • NASA Education Resources
  • Education Forum for the Structure and Evolution of the Universe



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