Origins addresses NASA's top questions and provides a sensitive, nimble observatory for the astronomical community

How does the Universe work?

How do galaxies form stars, build up metals, and grow their central supermassive black holes from reionization to today?

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How did we get here?

How do the conditions for habitability develop during the process of planet formation?

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Following the Water Trail

Are we alone?

How common are life-bearing planets around M dwarf stars?

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Discovery Space of Origins

Origins will have a vast discovery space that will enable astronomers in the 2030s to find new phenomena and address currently unknown questions.

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