Operational Project Spotlight

NASA Exoplanet Science Institute Nexsci NExScI Missions & Centers

The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) provides tools and archives for the exoplanet community, administers the Sagan program of fellowships and workshops, supports the Keck Interferometer and Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer. NExScI provides administration of NASA Keck telescope time, and additional projects in the Exoplanet Exploration Program.

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Herschel Space Observatory Herschel_sq Herschel Missions & Centers

Herschel Space Observatory is the European Space Agency's fourth "Cornerstone Mission". NASA is a partner in the Herschel mission, and the NASA Herschel Science Center is located at IPAC.

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In Development Projects at IPAC

AstroPix Astropix_tn Data Archives In Development

NASA uses a format called AVM (Astronomical Visualization Metadata) to embed astronomical data directly into images. We scraped over one hundred massive images taken from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and extracted the AVM data from those images.

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Lsst_sq LSST Missions & Centers In Development

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a ground-based 8.4-meter, 10 square-degree-field telescope that will provide digital imaging of faint astronomical objects across the entire sky, night after night. IPAC as part of Caltech is an institutional member of the project, and is developing the web-based Science User Interface, providing the immediate portal for astronomers and the public to the data collected by the LSST on nightly, yearly, and survey-long bases.

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Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope Wfirstlogo-august_3-01 WFIRST Missions & Centers In Development

The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is the top-ranked large space mission from the Astro2010 Decadal Survey. WFIRST is in the NASA formulation, or phase A, stage of development.

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Euclid Euclid_spacecraft_illustration Euclid Missions & Centers In Development

As an ESA-led mission with participation from NASA, Euclid will map the geometry of the dark Universe.

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Thirty Meter Telescope Top%20view%20of%20tmt%20complex TMT Missions & Centers In Development

TMT is a telescope under development with a 30-meter, filled aperture primary mirror composed of 492 x 1.46-meter segments. Instruments and an adaptive optics (AO) system will be housed on two large, stable Nasmyth platforms. TMT is ready to enter the Construction Phase at the Mauna Kea site in April 2014.

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