CfA Scientists and Team Take a Look Inside the Central Engine of a Solar Flare for the First Time
Hubble Sees Red Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Slowly Recovering after Blowing its Top
Scientists Explain Mysterious Finger-like Features in Solar Flares
The Mysterious Dusty Object Orbiting TIC 400799224
Spacecraft Enters the Sun's Corona for the First Time in History
Stellar Winds and Evaporating Exoplanet Atmospheres
A Catalog of Solar Stream Interactions
Planetary Remnants around White Dwarf Stars
Mystery Solved: Dust Cloud Led to Betelgeuse's 'Great Dimming'
Scientists Suggest Stellar "Sneeze" as Reason for Betelgeuse's Massive Dimming in Early 2020 and Say It May Be Dimming Again, Roughly 400 Days Early
Parker Solar Probe Data Released to the Public
HITRAN and HITEMP Database
With techniques developed in quantum mechanics, molecular spectra can be modeled by a set of discrete fundamental parameters. The knowledge of these reference molecular spectroscopic parameters is essential to correctly characterize constituents of their environments, model their spectra and atmospheric conditions. Physicists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian maintain the HIgh-resolution TRANsmission (HITRAN) and HIgh TEMPerature (HITEMP) databases of molecular spectral parameters, along with the HITRAN Application Programming Interface (HAPI) which also enables one to access the database archive and process the data.
Sensing the Dynamic Universe
The Sensing the Dynamic Universe (SDU) project creates sonified videos exploring the multitude of celestial variables such as stars, supernovae, quasars, gamma ray bursts and more. We sonify lightcurves and spectra, making the astrophysics of variables and transients accessible to the general public, with particular attention to accessibility for those with visual and/or neurological differences.