This is a video trailer for NASA's new infrared survey mission. The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is an upcoming space telescope designed to perform wide-field imaging and spectroscopy of the infrared sky. One of WFIRST's objectives will be looking for clues about dark energy – the mysterious force that is accelerating the expansion of the universe. Another objective of the mission will be finding and studying exoplanets. For more information, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtKmBMmpWvw .
Credit: NASA, C. Meaney (HTSI), R. Kaehler (KIPAC/Standford), S. Wiessinger (USRA), and N. Gehrels (Goddard Space Flight Center)
Publication: November 14, 2014