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



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