Cosmic Birth and Living Earths: A Flagship Observatory in NASA’s Future?

3722 Views | Published on 16th Jul, 2016

NASA has begun four concept studies of major space observatories that could launch sometime in the coming couple decades. One of these is the Large UV/optical/IR (LUVOIR) Surveyor.

LUVOIR is a concept for a highly capable, multi-wavelength observatory with ambitious science goals. This mission would enable a major leap forward in a broad range of astrophysics, from the era of galaxy formation and evolution, to star and planet formation. LUVOIR also has the exciting goal of characterizing a wide range of exoplanets, including those that might be habitable - or even inhabited.

Please join our regular hosts, Tony Darnell, Alberto Conti, and Harley Thronson, as they discuss with Dr. Aki Roberge and Mr. Lee Feinberg, both from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the science that will be revealed by a telescope intended to carry on the legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope and the technologies to make it possible.

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