Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

This illustration shows NASA's Roman mission in shades of blue. A multi-sided cylindrical body has an opening at its top. Exending from the opening are panels along the top half. A flat panel on the back represents the solar panel. Along the side of the body a few instruments are visible.
Historical DateDecember 20, 2022
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An illustration of NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. The colors depicted in this illustration are for artistic purposes only.

Roman is a wide-field infrared space telescope that will investigate dark energy, far-off exoplanets, the history of the universe, and more. Its Wide Field Instrument will have a field of view 100 times greater than the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared instrument. Roman's other instrument, the Coronagraph Instrument, will perform spectroscopy and high-contrast imaging of nearby exoplanets.

Planned launch: By May 2027