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Appendix D: Glossary and Acronyms
Pages 75-78

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... Flat universe Cosmological concept that states that the universe will expand forever at a decelerating rate, and will never pass an outer limit. Gamma-ray bursts A sudden burst of gamma rays coming from a source usually in deep space.
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... AAPB AASC ACAST ALMA ARISE AST ATM AURA Astronomy and Astrophysics Planning Board NRC Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee Advisory Committee for AST (NSF Astronomical Sciences Division) ACCORD AURA Coordinating Council of Observatory Research Directors Atacama Large Millimeter Array Advanced Radio Interferometry between Space and Earth Advanced Solar Telescope (now called the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, or ATST)
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... Byrd) Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope DOE Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics DOE Division of High Energy Physics High Energy Physics Advisory Panel Hubble Space Telescope Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Large-aperture Synoptic Survey Telescope NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate MPS Advisory Committee NSF Major Research Equipment line National Aeronautics and Space Administration Next Generation Space Telescope National Optical Astronomy Observatory National Radio Astronomy Observatory National Research Council Naval Research Laboratory Nuclear Science Advisory Committee National Science Foundation National Solar Observatory National Virtual Observatory NSF Office of Multidisciplinary Affairs Office of Management and Budget NSF Office of Polar Programs NASA Office of Space Science Office of Science and Technology Policy Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment SAFIR Single Aperture Far Infrared observatory SAGENAP Science Assessment Group for Experiments in NonSDO SKA SPST 77 Accelerator Physics Solar Dynamics Observatory Square Kilometer Array South Pole Submillimeter-wave Telescope
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... 78 U.S. ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS SSB NRC Space Studies Board SScAC NASA Space Science Advisory Committee TPF Terrestrial Planet Finder TSIP NSF Telescope System Instrumentation Program VERITAS Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System VLA Very Large Array

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