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... A principle central to NWNH is the need for a balanced program, and thus small programs and core augmentations were also enumerated in NWNH.2 Some examples of such programs are "support of individual investigators, instrumentation, laboratory astrophysics, public access to privately operated telescopes, suborbital space missions, technology development, theoretical investigations, and collaboration on international projects."3 These programs were not prioritized against medium or large activities. 1 National Research Council (NRC)
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... SSE 4 What controls the mass, radius, and spin of compact stellar remnants? SOURCE: National Research Council, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2010, p.
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... The multiple objectives of WFIRST -- dark energy, microlensing planet search, infrared surveys, and the support of pointed observations proposed by guest investigators -- are made possible by the large number of IR detectors and the fine resolution with which they sample the excellent images afforded from space. Euclid as currently envisioned has a smaller primary mirror, fewer IR arrays, and much coarser imaging scale in the infrared, so it cannot meet the NWNH science goals.
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... In addition, consistent with this theme and related to the current situation with the James Webb Space Telescope, NWNH clearly objected to the use of funds to address overruns in large and medium missions at the expense of core activities. One relevant paragraph in NWNH contains the following 12 words: NASA's core research programs, from theoretical studies to innovative technology development, are fundamental to mission development and essential for scientific progress.

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