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Named after NASA’s first chief astronomer, the ‘mother of the Hubble Space Telescope,’ the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will have a field of view at least 100 times greater than Hubble, potentially measuring light from a billion galaxies in its lifetime. This observatory will also be able to block starlight to directly see exoplanets and planet-forming disks, complete a statistical census of planetary systems in our galaxy, and settle essential questions in the areas of dark energy, exoplanets, and infrared astrophysics.

Type

Space Telescope

Launch

By May 2027

Target

Universe, Exoplanets

Objective

Settle essential questions in the areas of dark energy, exoplanets, and astrophysics
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Hardware Highlight : Fall 2023

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