Cosmic Origins
Searching for answers about our universe and its origins

Program News and Announcements

28 November 2023

Precursor Science Gaps for NASA Flagship Missions | Deadline Extended December 15, 2023

A precursor science gap is the difference between the knowledge we have today, and the knowledge needed to finalize the architectures of the three large missions endorsed by Astro2020. It is not one of the strategic science goals of those missions, which were defined by Astro2020. Instead, a precursor science gap is a tactical concept - an area where work now can make a difference to defining the mission architecture or implementation.

Input on precursor science gaps relevant to the NASA Cosmic Origins Program should be submitted via the online form here

Submission to this process does not guarantee inclusion in the updated gap list.

**Please refer to the attached letter for a more detailed summary and definitions of the precursor science solicitation**

27 February 2024
Cosmic Pathfinders Program: Cosmic Chatter Seminar | Thursday, February 29th | 2:30p – 4:00p ET
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23 February 2024
AGN Vision Series Talk by Kim Weaver | Tuesday February 27, 12:00pm ET
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First TDAMM SIG Virtual Meeting | March 1st, 2:00pm ET
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Save the Date! UV Science and Instrumentation Workshop | May 7th – 9th, Pasadena CA
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ROSES-23 Astrophysics Decadal Survey Precursor Science: Science Gaps Worksheet
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UVEX Selected as Next Astrophysics Medium-Class Explorer
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TESS Science Conference III – Abstract Submission and Parallel Sessions | July 29th – August 2nd, 2024
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