2016-02-18. Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley Scientists to Participate in New NASA Space Telescope Project.

posted Feb 22, 2016, 7:24 PM by Alan Gould
By Glen Roberts Jr., Berkeley Lab News Center. For GSS A Changing Cosmos chapter 8. Excerpt: WFIRST will explore mysteries of dark energy, hunt for distant planets, retrace universe's history during 6-year mission. ...The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will launch into its six-year mission from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the mid-2020s. ...The telescope will be NASA’s next major astrophysics observatory following the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope in 2018. ...WFIRST is a 2.4-meter telescope with a primary mirror the same size as that of the Hubble Space Telescope. It has a field of view that is 100 times larger than Hubble’s infrared instrument and will measure light from an estimated billion galaxies. WFIRST is a 2.4-meter telescope with a primary mirror the same size as that of the Hubble Space Telescope. It has a field of view that is 100 times larger than Hubble’s infrared instrument and will measure light from an estimated billion galaxies....  http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2016/02/18/berkeley-lab-role-wfirst/
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