NASA Selects SPHEREx As Its Next Medium-class Explorer Mission

News Release • February 13th, 2019

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!

Watch Jamie Bock get the news


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