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Maximizing the scientific accessibility and impact of astronomical data

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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

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

MAST Search

The MAST Search Form is our modernized multi-mission search tool. Try out the new Hubble Search and check back as more missions are added.

Virtual Observatory

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


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

Data search forms by individual missions

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


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

MAST User Documentation

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



Publishing Resources

Bibliographic Search

Find publications that use MAST data

Digital Object Identifier

Create a digital object identifier (DOI) to provide easy access to specific data sets

Mission Publications Mailing List

A biweekly email update of STScI flagship and MAST mission publications

See All Publishing Resources

Guidance and resources to help you properly acknowledge MAST data and missions in your work

Latest MAST News

MAST Newsletter
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