Corpus ID: 5721326

Virtual Observatory: From Concept to Implementation

@article{Djorgovski2005VirtualOF,
  title={Virtual Observatory: From Concept to Implementation},
  author={S. George Djorgovski and R. Williams},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2005},
  volume={abs/astro-ph/0504006}
}
We review the origins of the Virtual Observatory (VO) concept, and the current status of the efforts in this field. VO is the response of the astronomical community to the challenges posed by the modern massive and complex data sets. It is a framework in which information technology is harnessed to organize, maintain, and explore the rich information content of the exponentially growing data sets, and to enable a qualitatively new science to be done with them. VO will become a complete, open… Expand
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