Exploration of parameter spaces in a virtual observatory

  title={Exploration of parameter spaces in a virtual observatory},
  author={S. George Djorgovski and Ashish A. Mahabal and Robert J. Brunner and Roy Williams and Robert A. Granat and David W. Curkendall and Joseph C. Jacob and Paul E. Stolorz},
  booktitle={SPIE Optics + Photonics},
Like every other field of intellectual endeavor, astronomy is being revolutionized by the advances in information technology. There is an ongoing exponential growth in the volume, quality, and complexity of astronomical data sets, mainly through large digital sky surveys and archives. The Virtual Observatory (VO) concept represents a scientific and technological framework needed to cope with this data flood. Systematic exploration of the observable parameter spaces, covered by large digital sky… 
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