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tool that returns digital images of the sky in any waveband from radio
through to gamma rays
VAO DataScope - Query catalogs and services from
the HEASARC and from around the world using a single form
Literature - Links to literature
search engines and online versions of refereed journals and science
New and Updated Databases
status of all data sets available from the HEASARC
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Science results that used HEASARC
The HEASARC Cookbook - how to find,
download, and analyze data
Open Archive Policy - find
out how you can integrate HEASARC resources into your Web site
NASA News: Glimpsing the Infrastructure of a Gamma-ray Burst Jet (05 Dec 2013)
Measurements of polarized light in the afterglow of the 100-s
long, Swift-discovered GRB 120308A by the 2-m Liverpool Telescope and its
RINGO2 imaging polarimeter indicate the presence of a large-scale stable
magnetic field linked with a young black hole, according to
Mundell et al. (2013, Nature, 504, 119).
Glimpsing the Infrastructure of a Gamma-ray Burst Jet (04 Dec 2013)
A new study using observations from a novel instrument provides the best look to date at magnetic fields at the heart of gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic explosions in the universe. An international team of astronomers from Britain, Slovenia and Italy has glimpsed the infrastructure of a burst's high-speed jet.
INTEGRAL AO-11 Data Rights Proposals approved (03 Dec 2013)
The ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, Prof. Alvaro
Gimenez, has approved the recommendation of the Time Allocation
Committee (TAC) for proposals to obtain data rights for targets within
approved AO-11 observations.
Extension Of Abstract Submission Deadline for Suzaku-MAXI Conference 2014 (03 Dec 2013)
Due to an ambiguity in the precise time of the deadline, some
potential participants tried to submit an abstract on Dec 2, local time (e.g.,
in the US), after the abstract submission system was already closed.
The meeting organizers have re-opened the system, with a new deadline of Dec 5
at 24:00 UT (= Dec 5 19:00 EST = Dec 5 16:00 PST).
Do Black Holes Come in Size Medium? (02 Dec 2013)
In the stockroom of our cosmos, black holes come in size small and large. NASA's NuSTAR is helping to find our more about why medium-sized black holes are missing.
ESA News: ESA's New Vision To Study The Invisible Universe (02 Dec 2013)
The hot and energetic Universe and the search for elusive
gravitational waves will be the focus of ESA's next two large science missions.
The science theme "the hot and energetic
universe" was selected as the 2nd Large-class mission (L2) in ESA's Cosmic
Vision science program, expected to be pursued with an advanced X-ray
observatory with a launch date in 2028, while the "gravitational
Universe" theme was selected as the L3 mission with a planned 2034 launch
New NuSTAR Public Data Release (26 Nov 2013)
New NuSTAR data were released to the public NuSTAR archive on November 25. NuSTAR data are accessible via the usual HEASARC archive interfaces, i.e., Xamin and Browse, specifically by querying the NuSTAR master table (numaster). NuSTAR data can also be accessed from the HEASARC FTP site. NuSTAR calibration data are available from the HEASARC CALDB.
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