We are excited and humbled to announce that NASA has selected SPHEREx as its next medium-class explorer mission, for launch in 2023! SPHEREx, the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer, is a unique all-sky spectroscopic mapping mission that will address all three science goals in NASA's Astrophysics Division:
1) probing the origin and destiny of our universe,
2) exploring whether planets around other stars could harbor life, and
3) exploring the origin and evolution of galaxies.
We can't wait to begin this new phase of the mission and see the amazing science SPHEREx will generate!
Live public talk on the SPHEREx and Euclid missions by Phil Korngut, SPHEREx Instrument Scientist, and Dida Markovic, Euclid mission team member.Read More
The SPHEREx team is making these files defining the instrument performance specifications publicly available to the community.Read More
Our birthday! The SPHEREx team celebrated the one-year anniversary of selection with three cakes decorated in honor of the three SPHEREx science themes. They were lovingly baked by Project Manager Allen Farrington. There was disagreement within the team as to which was was the most delicious. More data will have to be obtained.Read More