NASA Exoplanet Science Institute



NExScI Missions & Center Operational


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. NExScI has also developed and operates the Kepler Science and Analysis System (KSAS), tools from which will be incorporated into the various NExScI maintained data archives in the future.

Several public astronomy data archives and software tools have been developed at NExScI. New datasets and data analysis tools are added to the archives as they become available. These archives include:

NExScI provides operational software infrastructure and support; archiving of and access to observational data; and consultation for all stages of an experimental project, from concept development and proposal writing to implementation and analysis.

IPAC's role:

NExScI is sponsored by NASA's Origins Theme and Exoplanet Exploration Program, and operated at IPAC by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in coordination with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).


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