The LAMBDA Mission

The Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA) is a multi-mission NASA center of expertise for cosmic microwave background radiation research. LAMBDA exists to serve the CMB research community, and the greater cosmological research community. In particular, LAMBDA:

  • develops and maintains data archives
  • develops and maintains data access and analysis tools
  • offers scientific expertise on NASA's CMB missions (MAP and COBE)
  • carries out data-intensive processing of vital importance to NASA's CMB community
  • conducts education and outreach efforts aimed at the general public

There is no cost involved in the use of LAMBDA; however, if your research benefits from its use, then we request that you include the following acknowledgement in your publications:

"We acknowledge the use of the Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA), part of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Center (HEASARC). HEASARC/LAMBDA is a service of the Astrophysics Science Division at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center."

A service of the HEASARC and of the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA/GSFC
Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
HEASARC Director: Dr. Alan P. Smale
LAMBDA Director: Dr. David T. Chuss
NASA Official: Dr. David T. Chuss
Web Curator: Mr. Michael R. Greason