NASA may lose a major space telescope and space station funding

Sharing alarm voiced by other scientists, leaders of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are expressing grave concern over the administration’s proposed cuts to NASA’s astrophysics budget and the abrupt cancellation of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). “We cannot accept termination of WFIRST, which was the highest-priority space-astronomy mission in the most recent decadal survey,” says AAS President-Elect Megan Donahue (Michigan State University). &l

NASA may lose a major space telescope and space station funding

President Trump wants to cut back on major NASA projects, including a space telescope to study dark matter and dark energy, and US funding for the space station

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Newscientist

Astronomers discover a near-grazing transiting 'hot Jupiter'

An international group of astronomers has detected a new "hot Jupiter" exoplanet making a near-grazing transit of its host star. The newly found alien world, designated WASP-174b, is most likely ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Astronomers Will Fight to Save WFIRST Space Telescope from Being Axed

Leaders of the American Astronomical Society have denounced the White House's proposed cancellation of NASA's next major space science mission, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).

Thu 15 Feb 18 from SPACE.com

What Would It Mean for Astronomers If the WFIRST Space Telescope Is Killed?

The White House budget proposal calls for the termination of the WFIRST mission. Here's how astrophysicists are reacting.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from SPACE.com

AAS Officials Concerned with Proposed Cancellation of WFIRST

Sharing alarm voiced by other scientists, leaders of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are expressing grave concern over the administration’s proposed cuts to NASA’s astrophysics ...

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Astronomy.com

Will WFIRST last?

NASA's 2019 budget proposal, released last week, included a number of expected changes, but also one surprise: cancelling WFIRST, the next major astronomy mission after the James Webb Space ...

Mon 19 Feb 18 from The Space Review

Astronomers Concerned with Proposed Cancellation of Space Telescope

Washington DC (SPX) Feb 15, 2018 Sharing alarm voiced by other scientists, leaders of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are expressing grave concern over the administration's proposed ...

Thu 15 Feb 18 from SpaceDaily

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