Roman Space Telescope Orbit Diagrams

  • Released Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Animation showing the locations of the Earth-sun Lagrange points, places where gravitational effects create stable locations that a satellite can remain it with minimal effort. The Roman Space Telescope will orbit at L2, about a million miles away from Earth.

Animation showing the difference between the type of planet the Roman Space Telescope will be able to directly image, versus the type of planet most commonly discovered through other methods.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab

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This page was originally published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:48 PM EDT.


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