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Acronyms

2MASS Two Micron All Sky Survey


ADS Astrophysics Data System

ALMA Atacama Large Millimeter Array

APT Astronomer’s Proposal Tool

ASCA Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics

AURA Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy


CHIPS Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer

CLEA Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy

CXC Chandra X-ray Center

CXO Chandra X-ray Observatory


EPO education and public outreach

ESA European Space Agency

EUVE Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer


FITS Flexible Imaging Transport System

FTE full-time equivalent

FUSE Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer


GALEX Galaxy Evolution Explorer

GLAST Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

GOF guest observer facility

GOODS Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey

GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center



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Portals to The Universe: The NASA Astronomy Science Centers D Acronyms 2MASS Two Micron All Sky Survey ADS Astrophysics Data System ALMA Atacama Large Millimeter Array APT Astronomer’s Proposal Tool ASCA Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics AURA Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy CHIPS Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer CLEA Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy CXC Chandra X-ray Center CXO Chandra X-ray Observatory EPO education and public outreach ESA European Space Agency EUVE Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer FITS Flexible Imaging Transport System FTE full-time equivalent FUSE Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer GALEX Galaxy Evolution Explorer GLAST Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope GOF guest observer facility GOODS Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center

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Portals to The Universe: The NASA Astronomy Science Centers HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center HOU Hands-on Universe project HST Hubble Space Telescope IPAC Infrared Processing and Analysis Center IRAC Infrared Array Camera IRAF Image Reduction and Analysis Facility IRAS Infrared Astronomy Satellite IRSA Infrared Science Archive IUE International Ultraviolet Explorer JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory JWST James Webb Space Telescope MAST Multimission Archive at Space Telescope Science Institute MSC Michelson Science Center MSFC Marshall Space Flight Center NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NED NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database NRAO National Radio Astronomy Observatory NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NSSDC National Space Science Data Center NVO National Virtual Observatory PI principal investigator PROS Post-reduction Offline Software ROSAT Roentgen satellite RPS Remote Proposal System RXTE Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer SAO Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory SIM Space Interferometry Mission SIRTF Space Infrared Telescope Facility SPOT Spitzer Planning Observation Tool SSC Spitzer Science Center SST Spitzer Space Telescope STScI Space Telescope Science Institute SWAS Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite VO Virtual Observatory XMM–Newton X-ray Multimirror Mission–Newton