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Astrophysics Data Centers

  • High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC)

    The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) is the primary archive for high-energy astronomy missions, in the extreme ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma-ray wavelengths. This is the portal for the Chandra X-Ray Observatory archive.

  • Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA)

    NASA's data center for Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) research provides CMB researchers with archive data from NASA missions, software tools, and links to other sites of interest.

  • Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST)

    The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) is a NASA funded project to support and provide to the astronomical community a variety of astronomical data archives, with the primary focus on scientifically related data sets in the optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared parts of the spectrum.

  • NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI)

    NExScI is the science operations and analysis center for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program. It provide tools and archives for the exoplanet community.

  • NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)

    NED is a master list of extragalactic objects for which cross-identifications of names have been established, accurate positions and redshifts, and some basic data collected.

  • NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA)

    IRSA archives the science products from NASA's infrared and submillimeter projects, such as Spitzer, WISE, IRAS and 2MASS. IRSA also provides data from several ESA mission that NASA participated in including: ISO, Planck and Herschel.

  • Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data (SIMBAD)

    Resource for basic data, cross-identifications, observational measurements, and bibliography, for celestial objects outside the solar system: stars, galaxies, and nonstellar objects within our galaxy, or in external galaxies.

  • Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project which maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 5.6 million records. It is an online archive of astronomical, astrophysical and physics literature.