Astrophysics Programs

The Astrophysics Division has three focused programs (Physics of the Cosmos, Cosmic Origins and Exoplanet Exploration) which provide an intellectual framework for advancing science and strategic planning, with each program primarily addressing one of the three broad scientific questions. Two cross-cutting programs complement the focused programs. The Astrophysics Explorers Program develops and operates smaller, PI-led missions and the Astrophysics Research Program supports basic and applied research activities including suborbital flight investigations, as well as the development and maturation of technologies for future strategic and competed missions.

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