An artist's impression of SPHEREx, the mission NASA has just selected for its Explorers program

NASA has selected the newest space mission to join its Explorer program. Its goal is summed up in its name: the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx). The spacecraft will scan the skies in optical and near-infrared light to search for the ingredients of life in the Milky Way, and peer as far as 10 billion years back in time.

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