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WFIRST_Simulated_Image WFIRST simulated image of a portion of our neighboring galaxy Andromeda (M31)
Credit: GSFC/SVS
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WFIRST_Simulated_Image This simulated image showcases the red and infrared light of more than 50 million stars in Andromeda, as they would appear with WFIRST.
Credit: GSFC/SVS
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WFIRST_Simulated_Image A composite figure shows the region of Andromeda covered by the WFIRST simulation. WFIRST would be able to image the main body of Andromeda in just a few pointings, surveying the galaxy nearly 1500 times faster than Hubble.
Credit: GSFC/SVS
Details & high rez images on SVS
 Dark Energy The accelerating, expanding Universe. Credit: NASA/WMAP
galaxy_cluster A candidate for a galaxy at z≈9.6, magnified by a factor of ~15 by the foreground cluster MACSJ1149+2223 (z ≈ 0.54). The object was found in an HST survey using the WFC3IR camera (Zheng et al. 2012). This young object is seen when the universe is only about 500 million years old.
 microlensing search The area around another star that WFIRST will search (in blue) for exoplanets compared to Kepler's search area.
 wfirst vs hubble. The field of view of the Hubble Space telescope compared to WFIRST.
 microlensing technique WFIRST will search for exoplanets using the microlensing technique displayed above. As a lens star moves across the line of sight of the telescope, an exoplanet will magnify a background star's signal.
 Forward Optical Assembly The main pieces of WFIRST's Forward Optical Assembly.
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