From the Big Bang to Biosignatures: A Flagship Observatory in NASA’s Future

LUVOIR is a concept for a highly capable, multi-wavelength observatory with ambitious science goals and is one of NASA's future flagship space observatories. NASA has begun four concept studies of major space observatories that could launch someti

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LUVOIR is a concept for a highly capable, multi-wavelength observatory with ambitious science goals and is one of NASA's future flagship space observatories.

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.

Join Tony Darnell, Alberto Conti, and Harley Thronson as they discuss this concept with Drs. John O’Meara (St. Michael’s College) and Debra Fischer (Yale University).

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