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Paper: The Multimission Archive at the Space Telescope Science Institute
Volume: 238, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X
Page: 174
Authors: Padovani, P.; Christian, D.; Donahue, M.; Imhoff, C.; Kimball, T.; Levay, K.; Postman, M.; Smith, M.; Thompson, R.
Abstract: We present an overview of the Multimission Archive at the Space Telescope Science Institute (MAST). The Hubble Data Archive has expanded to provide easy on-line access to non-HST data. MAST includes the following: IUE, EUVE, Copernicus, ORFEUS, ASTRO HUT, WUPPE, and UIT data, and VLA FIRST data. MAST is also the active archive site for the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE), launched in June 1999, and provides access to the Digitized Sky Survey. We discuss the relevance of MAST for ``data mining'' studies, its literature links, and the features of the World Wide Web interface. We finally present our plans for expansion, which include the science public archive of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the new version of the Guide Star Catalog, and ``on-the fly'' creation of advanced data products.
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