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Roman Space Telescope Could Image 100 Hubble Ultra Deep Fields at Once

January 11, 2021 — In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope stared at a blank patch of the sky for 10 straight days. The resulting Deep Field image captured thousands of previously unseen, distant galaxies. Similar observations have followed since then, including the longest and deepest exposure, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Now, astronomers are looking ahead to the future, and the possibilities enabled by NASA’s upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.

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Hubble field of view pullout to Roman field of view of the Eagle Nebula

Ground System for NASA’S Roman Space Telescope Completes Major Review

July 24, 2020 — NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope has just successfully completed a preliminary design review of the mission’s ground systems, including the Science Operations Center that will be hosted by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. 

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Nancy Grace Roman

WFIRST Telescope Named for ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

May 20, 2020 — Today, NASA announced that it is naming its next-generation space telescope, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first Chief Astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. 

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WFIRST simuated image

Simulated Image Demonstrates the Power of NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope

January 5, 2020 — A new simulated image of the Andromeda galaxy showcases WFIRST's unique combination of high resolution and wide field of view.

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STScI To Design Science Operations for New Panoramic Space Telescope

July 2, 2019 — NASA has awarded a contract to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, for the Science Operations Center (SOC) of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission.

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WFIRST artist rendition

NASA Introduces New, Wider Set of Eyes on the Universe: Baltimore's Space Telescope Science Institute To Partner on New NASA 'Wide-View' Space Telescope

February 18, 2016 — After years of preparatory studies, NASA is formally starting an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe – the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).

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Roeland van der Marel

Dr. Roeland van der Marel Appointed as STScI Lead on Proposed "Wide View" Space Telescope

November 14, 2014 — The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, has appointed Dr. Roeland van der Marel to lead its work on a proposed NASA space telescope that will provide images as sharp as the Hubble Space Telescope, but over a hundred times larger area. 

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