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The Beyond Einstein program is a NASA project designed to explore the limits of Einstein's theory of General Relativity. The project includes two space observatories, and several observational cosmology probes. The program culminates with the Einstein Vision probes, after completion of the Great Observatories program.

Constellation-X and the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) have been promoted by NASA as the Einstein Great Observatories, to differentiate them from the current generation. However, they are not a part of the Great Observatories program.[1]

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Einstein Great ObservatoriesEdit

Einstein ProbesEdit

The science of the Dark Energy Probe was folded into the WFIRST mission upon recommendation by a National Research Council committee in 2010.

Einstein Vision missionsEdit

  • Big Bang Observer, a follow-up mission to LISA and Inflation Probe, also a gravitational-wave observatory
  • Black-Hole Imager (MAXIM): an X-ray observation of infalling gas at the event horizon of a black hole; a follow-up to HTXS and BHFP

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