WFIRST

Nancy Roman Telescope’s Primary 2.4-Meter Mirror is Ready

The Nancy Roman Telescope has reached another milestone in its development. NASA has announced that the space telescope's primary mirror…

2 months ago

WFIRST Will be Named After Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s First Chief Astronomer

In honor of NASA's first Chief Astronomer and the "mother of Hubble," the WFIRST has been officially named the Nancy…

5 months ago

WFIRST Will Use Relativity to Find More Exoplanets!

When it deploys in 2025, NASA's WFIRST mission will rely on the gravitational microlensing technique to locate exoplanets near the…

7 months ago

WFIRST Passes an Important Milestone, it’s Time to Begin Development and Testing

Soon, astronomers and astrophysicists will have more observing power than they know what to do with. Not only will the…

8 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: February 12, 2020 – Mapping Pulsars with Dr. Cole Miller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH58Py4_jBA Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Sondy Springmann (@sondy) Alex Teachey (alexteachey.com /@alexteachey) This…

9 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: January 22, 2020 – Dr. Kenneth Carpenter of HST and WFIRST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC9y5sqHRl8 Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer) Carolyn Collins Petersen (TheSpaceWriter.com / @spacewriter) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) This week we welcome…

9 months ago

This Simulation Shows what We’ll be Able to See with WFIRST

NASA has given us a taste of what the WFIRST will be able to see when it takes to space,…

10 months ago

WFIRST Gets its Coronagraph, to Block the Light of Stars and Reveal Their Planets

The coronagraph instrument, which will help NASA's WFIRST mission to search for exoplanets, just passed a major milestone!

1 year ago

In Order to Reveal Planets Around Another star, a Starshade Needs to Fly 40,000 km Away from a Telescope, Aligned Within Only 1 Meter

If NASA sends a Starshade into space, it will need to perform some very accurate formation flying with the space…

1 year ago

Weekly Space Hangout: May 29, 2019 – Dr. Molly Peeples of the Space Telescope Science Institute

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg &…

1 year ago