Simulated Image Demonstrates Roman’s Future Power

This image shows the detector “footprint” of NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. Six columns of three squares are arranged such that the top of the middle two columns are close to the top of the image, the next two columns are a little lower down, and the two outer columns are even lower. Within these square are seen a simulated image that has a background of pale black dotted with stars. The squares on the lower left side have brighter light, which would represent regions of the sky closer to the center of the Andromeda galaxy.
January 5, 2020
CreditNASA, STScI, and B. F. Williams (University of Washington)
Historical DateJanuary 5, 2020
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This simulated image of part of the Andromeda galaxy highlights the high resolution, wide field of view, and unique footprint of NASA’s upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.