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.
- NICER is Back in Operation (21 Oct 2019)
NICER is operating normally after stowing for last week's ISS operations.
- SkyView v3.5.0: Compound surveys (17 Oct 2019)
We announced a test release of SkyView v3.4.5 a few weeks ago, but in trying out the new version we recognized that it did not do what we wanted. In particular we had added new surveys that were the Stokes ... Continue reading
- NuSTAR CALDB Update (16 Oct 2019)
The NuSTAR CALibration DataBase was updated on October 16, 2019 (CALDB version 20191008). This updates the NuSTAR clock correction file to version 96, valid through 2019-10-08.
- NICER Stowed Due to ISS Operations (15 Oct 2019)
In support of ISS operations, NICER has been stowed since Sunday, October 13. As a result, NICER is not currently taking requests for Target of Opportunity observations. We anticipate that NICER observations will resume as soon as the ISS operations are completed.
- NICER observations of the X-ray transient MAXI J1807+132: flaring activity (08 Oct 2019)
NICER has been monitoring the X-ray transient MAXI J1807+132 regularly since September 16. During this time, NICER detected brief, sudden episodes of X-ray brightening which may be analogous to similar flaring behavior seen near the end of the 2017 outburst of the source.
- Fermi Science Tools Updated (07 Oct 2019)
The FermiTools (formerly the SAE) were updated to version 1.2.1 on October 4, 2019. This release contains a major update to the implementation of the energy dispersion correction method in the Fermitools. It also includes new tool called gtdrm that estimates the energy dispersion matrix for the energy binning, and fixes a bug which was preventing updated parameter files from installing.
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