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High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive

USRA/CRESST scientists working at the NASA High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) provide the astrophysical community immediate access to all types of high-energy astrophysics data and object catalogs, such as the Gamma Ray Burst Catalog. Established in November 1990, HEASARC is the primary site for data archiving for high-energy astronomy missions, in the extreme ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths. The site also provides information on HEASARC Software Packages, which were designed for the analysis of scientific astronomical observations and/or viewing astronomical images. In developing its site, HEASARC utilized a single format for compiling data, known as the FITS standard, and took the next step in standard data structures. These measures provided a means for multi-mission analyses. Additionally, the site provides access to scientists' presentations, astronomical image collections from X-ray astronomy and High-Energy Astrophysics schools, as well as information on related workshops and seminars.

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