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Cosmic Origins Projects

Past Missions

Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer and was an orbiting space telescope that observed galaxies in ultraviolet light from 2003 until 2013.

Herschel Space Observatory

This space-based telescope studied the universe in the far-infrared and submillimeter portions of the spectrum from 2009 to 2013.

Spitzer Space Telescope

From 2003 to 2020, Spitzer’s infrared vision helped us learn more about our cosmic roots, and how galaxies, stars, and planets form.

NASA, SpaceX to Study Hubble Telescope Reboost Possibility

NASA and SpaceX have signed a Space Act Agreement to study the feasibility of a SpaceX idea to boost Hubble into a higher orbit with the Dragon spacecraft, at no cost to the government. Read more.

COR News and Events

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Current and Upcoming Events

Continuing Call for Nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.
5 December 2022
IR STIG Seminar: Two talks presented by Dr. Vivian U (UC Irvine) and Dr. Jake Connors (NIST-Boulder) »  Details.
12–14 December 2022
Conference: First Science Results from JWST »  Details.
13 December 2022
AGN SIG Seminar: Magnetic fields as the cause or effect of the origin of radio-loud and radio-quiet AGN »  Details.
13 December 2022
Stars SIG Seminar:Stars at Radio Frequencies: What we learn and how we use it »  Details.

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Program News and Announcements

2 December 2022
Join the New Great Observatories Science Analysis Group »  Details.
17 November 2022
JWST/Cosmic Origins Science Presented to US Congress! »  Details.
31 October 2022
Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee Nominations »  Details.
9 September 2022
ASD Call for Nominations to the COPAG Executive Committee »  Details.

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