Our Mission

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We Are Multi-Mission

We help humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives.

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We Further Scientific Research

We envision, define, and operate missions that offer cutting-edge research opportunities for the astronomical community.

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We Inspire Through Outreach

We share scientific knowledge of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge, and educate.

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  • On Galaxies Circumgalactic Media and Outflows

    On Galaxies Circumgalactic Media and Outflows
    6 Dec 2023

    The gas reservoir around galaxies plays a fundamental, while still poorly understood, role in regulating the growth of galaxies, in establishing the scaling relation we observe among...

  • Planetary Systems Through Time

    Planetary Systems Through Time
    13 Dec 2023

    Planets are not born in their final state. Young planets are sculpted by interactions with their host star, other planets in the system, and their greater environment. Large populations...

  • Roman at the 243rd American Astronomical Society Meeting

    Roman at the 243rd American Astronomical Society Meeting
    7-11 Jan 2024

    The 243rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include a variety of events focused on science with Roman.


NGC 3627
Bug Nebula
Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300
Small Magellanic Cloud
Stephan's Quintet
Faint glow within galaxy clusters
Supernova Remnant 0509-67.5
Horsehead Nebula (Infrared)
Heart of the Tarantula Nebula
Westerlund 2