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Web Extra: NASA’s trek into darkness

The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope will have the angular resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope across a field of view 100 times larger.
RELATED TOPICS: TELESCOPES | HUBBLE TELESCOPE
NASA’s planned Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets could look something like this.
NASA is currently studying a mission concept that would prove a major boon to the study of dark energy — and several other key fields, including exoplanet research — if selected for launch in the next decade. It’s called the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), and it recently received a boost from an unexpected quarter.

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