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The WFIRST Mission Concept Review design 2016


The NIR Sky Survey/Guest Investigator Program is an archival research program using data from the baseline near infrared (NIR) sky surveys.

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Large area near infrared spectroscopic and imaging surveys at high Galactic latitudes and a Type Ia supernova survey at the ecliptic poles to determine the expansion history of the Universe and the growth history of its largest structures

WFIRST and Dark Energy →

The Guest Observer Program is a competitive,
peer-reviewed additional science

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  • WFIRST announces Wide Field Industry Study partners. Click here for announcement » Newsroom
  • WFIRST Coronagraph Milestone 5 Final Report has been posted. To view visit » [Doc Library]
  • WFIRST Coronagraph Milestone 6 Final Report has been posted. To view visit » [Doc Library]
  • WFIRST has entered Formulation! Click here for the Press Release

WFIRST is a NASA observatory designed to settle essential questions in the areas of dark energy, exoplanets, and infrared astrophysics.



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About

The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is a NASA observatory designed to perform Wide Field imaging and surveys of the near infrared (NIR) sky. The current design of the mission makes use of an existing 2.4m telescope, which is the same size as the Hubble Space Telescope. WFIRST is the top-ranked large space mission in the New Worlds, New Horizon Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Wide Field Instrument will provide a field of view of the sky that is 100 times larger than images provided by HST. The coronagraph will enable astronomers to detect and measure properties of planets in other solar systems. Get more details about the WFIRST Mission →

News

March 9, 2016

WFIRST announces Wide Field Industry Study partners, go to the Newsroom for details

February 18, 2016

WFIRST has entered Formulation, go to the Newsroom for the Press Release

December 18, 2015

Science Investigation Teams and Adjutant Scientists Summary is now available, go to the Newsroom for details

December 18, 2015

Selected WFIRST Formulation Science Investigation Teams (SITs)is now available, go to the Newsroom for details

October 15, 2015

Science Investigation Teams deadline [link to call]

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