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Sun and Earth picture NASA's Heliophysics Data Environment:
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Many of the basic ideas about access to large, distributed data holdings were well-understood by those attempting to make a "Space Physics Data System" in the early 1990's. The technology has improved since, but these documents still are useful: Some useful overview documents and presentations are: It is of considerable interest for VO work to know the current providers of data in Solar and Space Physics. Some good sources of listings of and links to providers are the Solar Data Analysis Center, the Virtual Space Physics Observatory, and the Space Physics Data Facility.


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