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NASA's NuSTAR Untangles Mystery of How Stars Explode

02.19.2014
One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, how stars blow up in supernova explosions, finally is being unraveled with the help of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR).
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NASA Spacecraft Take Aim At Nearby Supernova

01.24.2014
An exceptionally close stellar explosion discovered on Jan. 21 has become the focus of observatories around and above the globe, including several NASA spacecraft.

Dead Star and Distant Black Holes Dazzle in X-Rays

01.09.2014
Two new views from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, showcase the telescope's talent for spying objects near and far.

Do Black Holes Come in Size Medium?

11.26.2013
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.

NASA Sees 'Watershed' Cosmic Blast in Unique Detail

11.21.2013
On April 27, a blast of light from a dying star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the world.
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The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) Office provides leadership in the Astrophysics Science Division's mission operations and data analysis activities. HEASARC facilitates widespread use of astrophysics data through guest observer programs, data analysis software, instrument calibration, multimission standards, and archive access.

The Office is responsible for the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Center, Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA), and dedicated science support facilities for individual missions. Data from current and older missions are also included, with future mission data added as appropriate. The Office is also responsible for administering the guest observer programs for ongoing astrophysics missions.

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