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Maximizing the scientific accessibility and impact of astronomical data

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Maximizing the scientific accessibility & productivity of astronomical data.

The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes is an astronomical data archive focused on the optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared. MAST hosts data from over a dozen missions like Webb, Hubble, TESS, Kepler, and in the future Roman.



High Level Science Products

Host your small mission at MAST

Search Tools

  • MAST Portal

    MAST Portal

    Search multiple collections of astronomical data-sets from one place—images, spectra, catalogs, timeseries, publication records and more

  • MAST Search

    MAST Search

    The MAST Search Form is our modernized multi-mission search tool. Currently supported missions include Hubble and JWST; check back as more missions are added

  • Virtual Observatory

    Virtual Observatory page

    The Virtual Observatory (VO) seamlessly incorporates astronomical data from active missions, archives, and other institutional resources worldwide

  • exo.MAST


    Search by exoplanet to find data, parameters, visualizations, and MAST holdings from Kepler, K2, Hubble, TESS and JWST. Easily find the data taken during the transit, interact with folded light curves, and view or download published spectroscopy

  • Mission Specific Search Forms

    Mission Specific Search Forms

    Data search forms by individual missions

  • MAST CasJobs

    MAST CasJobs

    Run SQL queries on MAST catalogs and tables. Long and complex queries are supported, and users can store the output in a user database

  • z.MAST


    Search for extragalactic observations and catalog data from MAST high-level science products (HLSP). Download results for further analysis or quickly view detailed information by individual galaxy—aggregated data, image cutouts, observed SEDs, and observations

  • TESSCut


    Use this search form to find targets within a TESS FFI and generate corresponding cutouts

Learning Resources

  • MAST Notebooks

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    Curated Notebooks covering various topics and missions—from astroquery to JWST to Kepler. Whether you're new to MAST or a longtime user, this is the place to discover the latest programmatic tips and tricks from the people who built the Archive.
  • TIKE: Cloud Science

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    Learn to work in the cloud! TIKE is a free, cloud-compute environment that runs Jupyter Notebooks in your browser with JupyterLab. Hosted alongside MAST archival data, it is significantly faster to use TIKE than to download and analyze data on your computer. There’s terabytes of observations from TESS, Kepler, HST, GALEX, and more, at your fingertips; no installation required!
  • MAST Documentation

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    Read documentation on many MAST services, including the Portal, the Modernized MAST Search, HLSPs and more.



Publishing Resources

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