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The astronomy science centers established by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to serve as the interfaces between astronomy missions and the community of scientists who utilize the data have been enormously successful in enabling space-based astronomy missions to achieve their scientific potential. These centers have transformed the conduct of much of astronomical research, established a new paradigm for the use of large astronomical facilities, and advanced the science far beyond what would have been possible without them. Portals to the Universe: The NASA Astronomy Science Centers explains in detail the findings of this report.

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National Research Council. 2007. Portals to the Universe: The NASA Astronomy Science Centers. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11909.

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66 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 

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  • Paperback:  978-0-309-10734-1
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/11909

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