NASA is moving forward with plans for its next big eye in the sky: the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST). Scheduled to fly in the mid-2020s – after the 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope – the new orbital instrument will have a field of view 100 times bigger than that of the Hubble Space Telescope, but with the same power.
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