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 cm bands.

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.

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Enter positions, times, missions, etc to query the HEASARC database.

Try ROSAT 3c273 1d to get ROSAT data within one degree of 3C273 or chanmaster bii>80 status='archived' to get archived Chandra observation data near the north galactic pole.

Note: For more than one target or when using any qualifier other than a mission, use quotes around targets that have embedded white space(e.g., 'ar lac').

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  • NuSTAR Guest Observer (GO) Cycle 4 Solicitation (20 Nov 2017)
    Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science for 2017 (ROSES-17) Amendment 38 (released on Oct 6, 2017) contains the revised text for Appendix D.10 soliciting proposals to the NuSTAR GO Cycle 4 opportunity. The due date for proposal submission is Jan 19, 2018. Proposals should be submitted via the HEASARC's ARK Remote Proposal System (RPS). For more information about this AO, please visit the NuSTAR Proposal page.
  • IRAM NOrthern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA) Observation Log (20 Nov 2017)
    The second version of the IRAM NOEMA - the successor to the Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI) - observing log (Dan et al. 1991-2017, IRAM Newsletters) containing 1,231 observations from May 31, 2015 through September 29, 2016 is now available in Browse and Xamin, as well as an updated version of the IRAM PDBI observing log.
  • Sixth Announced Gravitational Wave Detection, GW 170608 (16 Nov 2017)
    The LIGO Scientific and Virgo collaborations report the detection of yet another gravitational wave signal, dubbed GW 170608, emitted during the final moments of the merger of two black holes with masses of about 7 and 12 times the mass of the sun located at a redshift of ~0.07 (340 Mpc). This is one of the first cases where black holes detected through gravitational waves have masses similar to those detected indirectly via e-m radiation, such as X-rays The discovery paper was just submitted to ApJL.
  • Swift CALDB Data updated (15 Nov 2017)
    The Swift XRT Caldb has been updated (CALDB update version 20171113).
  • SkyView V3.3.2: Links to Mosaicking Inputs (15 Nov 2017)
    Version 3.3.2 of SkyView has been released with two significant changes: updated memory limits, and links to data inputs. The parameters used to set the heap size limits for SkyView web requests have been updated so that users will generally … Continue reading
  • Cassiopeia dwarf galaxy (IC 10) Chandra X-ray Point Source Catalog (07 Nov 2017)
    This catalog of 111 X-ray point sources detected in 10 Chandra ACIS-S observations of this dwarf-irregular galaxy that were designed to capture its variable and transient X-ray source population (from Laycock et al. 2017, ApJ, 836, 50) is now available in Browse and Xamin.

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