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NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) project has passed a critical programmatic and technical milestone, giving the mission the official green light to begin hardware development and testing.

Simulating The First Image From WFIRST

Imagine a fleet of 100 Hubble Space Telescopes, deployed in a strategic space-invader-shaped array a million miles from Earth, scanning the universe at warp speed.

Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed "dark energy" makes up about 68% of the total energy content of the cosmos, but so far we don't know much more about it.

WFIRST will provide imaging and spectroscopic capabilities from 0.6-2.0 ┬Ám and will be a potential contemporary and eventual successor to JWST.

NASA officially is beginning work on an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe -- the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).

The Astro2010 Decadal Survey recommended a Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) as its top priority for a new large space mission. The report of the AFTA-WFIRST Science Definition Team (SDT) presents a Design Reference Mission for WFIRST that employs one of the 2.4-m, Hubble-quality mirror assemblies recently made available to NASA.

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