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Title: NASA's Origins Program
Url: http://origins.stsci.edu/
Publisher: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: Since time immemorial, humans have asked such fundamental questions as "Are we alone" and "Where did we come from?". Taking on some of those fundamental questions through the use of scientific inquiry is the Origins program, operated under the auspices of NASA. As an introductory essay on the program authored by Alan Dresser on the site suggests: "The eruptive growth of 20th century astronomy has brought us an appreciation of how vast, old, and unearthly the universe is, and has left humanity struggling with a sense of our own significance consistent with the reality of who and what we are." With that rather awe-inspiring thought in mind, visitors will want to comb through the many insightful sections of the site, including those that provide answers (or at least what we know so far) to such questions as "Is there life on planets outside the solar system?" Additionally, visitors can read about NASA's different missions and learn about the new technologies under development that will allow voyages of discovery into space to continue these explorations over the coming decades.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Cosmogony. Cosmology
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Origin
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Stellar evolution
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Universe. Space. Space sciences
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Technology
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Cosmology
Astronomy -- Planets
Astronomy -- Stellar evolution
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-01-11 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-04-08 13:31:04 (W3C-DTF)
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