Press Releases and News from STScI and Our Partners
How NASA’s Roman Telescope Will Scan for Showstopping Explosions
November 3, 2022 — Roman is set to help researchers detect more kilonovae, helping us learn significantly more about these “all-star” smashups.
Studying Galaxy Growth Spurts in the Early Universe with NASA's Roman
June 27, 2022 — The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, with a field of view 200 times Hubble’s in the infrared, will be able to capture images and spectra from thousands of galaxies in a single observation. Such a bounty of data will help astronomers discover hidden chapters in the universe’s history of stars.
Our Milky Way May Be More Fluffy, Less Wiry
December 16, 2021 — New research shows a section of the outer Milky Way is more clumpy, less well-organized than previously thought. The Roman Space Telescope will have the capability to map the entire galactic plane in a few hundred hours. Also, its infrared measurements will cut through the dust.
A New Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with NASA's Roman Space Telescope
September 21, 2021 — Galaxies change over time, but those changes take millions or billions of years – far longer than the human lifetime. To understand how galaxies evolve, astronomers therefore need to study large numbers of galaxies at various stages. NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will revolutionize galaxy studies since it can survey the sky up to thousands of times faster than can be done with Hubble at similar image sharpness (resolution). It will reveal how galaxies assembled and transformed over the history of the universe.
Ground System for NASA’S Roman Space Telescope Moves into Development
July 29, 2021 — NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope has just successfully completed the critical design review of the mission’s ground systems, which are spread over multiple institutions including the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland; NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; and Caltech/IPAC in Pasadena, California. STScI will host the Science Operations Center while Goddard will provide the Mission Operations Center and Caltech/IPAC will house the Science Support Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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