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
The HEASARC is a member of the NASA Astronomical
Virtual Observatories (NAVO) where we work with other NASA archives to
ensure comprehensive and consistent VO access to NASA mission datasets.
Users may now query the HEASARC's catalogs using VO-enabled services and
specialized tools. This page describes
how to get to the HEASARC VO-enabled
services and provides information on other HEASARC VO activities.
- Chandra CALDB 4.9.3 installed at the HEASARC (16 Oct 2020)
The Chandra CalDB 4.9.3 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.9.3 was released by the CXC on October 16, 2020. Note that CALDB 4.9.3 is compatible with CIAO 4.12 and later versions only.
- INTEGRAL Operations Approved Through 2022 (15 Oct 2020)
ESA's Science Programme Committee (SPC) has confirmed the continued operation of INTEGRAL from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022. The decision was taken during the SPC
meeting held October 1, 2020 following a comprehensive review.
- NICER and NuSTAR observations of the Blazar BL Lac (15 Oct 2020)
NICER and NuSTAR obtained director's discretionary observations of the blazar BL Lac after its historical optical-to-gamma ray maximum. The NICER & NuSTAR spectrum can be fit with a broken power law, and these observations confirm the active state of the source.
- Swift CALDB updated (10 Oct 2020)
The Swift Caldb has been updated for the UVOTA (update version 20201008). This update fixes a problem with caldb.indx20200925...
- Update: SkyView hardware upgrade postponed (09 Oct 2020)
Update: The SkyView hardware upgrade has been postponed to Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:30AM ET. At that time SkyView will be unavailable for approximately one hour and 15 minutes. We encountered some technical difficulties in transitioning to a new storage system ... Continue reading
- Beta Release of heasoftpy (06 Oct 2020)
heasoftpy is a set of python wrappers to the HEASoft tools. heasoftpy allows users to more easily integrate HEASoft tools into a python workflow. This is the first (beta) release.
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