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NASA's Astronomical Search for Origins

NASA's Astronomical Search for Origins Program combines the unique capabilities of space-based observatories, ground-based observatories, and the exciting new discipline of astrobiology in a search for answers to the fundamental questions: Where do we come from? Are we alone?

Classroom resources are available at these sites and through NASA's Space Science Education Resource Directory ( 

The Origins missions include:

Search for Extrasolar Planets:

Hubble Space Telescope

Kepler Mission

Navigator Program

Search for Life:

Astrobiology Institute

This website contains information on the hanitability of planets in our solar system and searching for life elsewhere in the universe.




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