NASA scientists It has been expected that the Trump administration's proposed budget cut will have a negative impact on the program, as it's the Wide Field Infrared Surveying Telescope (WFIRST), the ambitious blue-band project of the National Academy The telescope should be operational in the next decade, but it is unlikely to ever happen.
Astronomers' decision to cut funding for WFIRST did not go well American Astronomical Society said the proposed decision to abolish the Dark Energy mission will paralyze the country's astronomy programs.
"WFIRST, the successor to the 28-year-old Hubble Space Telescope s and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, is a high-level space astronomy mission and an integral part of a balanced space astrophysics portfolio. If NASA's astrophysics budget were cut and WFIRST were terminated, our nation would follow Hubble and Webb without a large space telescope, "the American Astronomical Society said in its statement.
Astronomers in the country argue that dark energy is a cosmological force balancing to 68 percent of our universe, and learning from it, will help to gain deep knowledge of why the universe is expanding.
Earlier, the Trump administration revealed that they have plans to send men back to the Moon It has become quite clear that prioritizing a new space program that may become popular among the general public is only at the expense of other serious programs.
"A handful of bureaucratics have overturned decades of community-driven processes trying to determine the direction of space astronomy, "said David Spergel, former chairman of the Academy's Space Study Board on the planned abolition of the WFIRST mission, Ne w. York Times reports.
However, it is still unclear whether Congress will endorse the new changes in its present form.