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Paper: Stimulating Creativity in Astronomy
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 481
Authors: De Marchi, G.
Abstract: The ESAC Science Data Centre (ESDC) provides services and tools to access and retrieve observations and data from all ESA space science missions (astronomy, planetary science, and heliophysics). We have recently developed a new suite of user-friendly web-based applications that are easy to use and allow the seamless exploitation of the scientific data from current and past ESA astrophysics missions. In this paper I will touch on the rationale behind an approach that aims to stimulate scientific curiosity and creativity in the astronomical community by making it easier to literally see the same scene in a different light. I will illustrate some of the new services offered by the ESDC, in particular the European Hubble Archive and the Astronomy Multi Mission Interface, which provide full access to the entire sky as observed with ESA missions.
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