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1046. 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration renamed its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope as?

[A]. Hubble 2 Space Telescope
[B]. Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
[C]. Hubble legacy Space Telescope
[D]. Legend Grace Space Telescope

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration renamed its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope a next-generation space telescope as Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope or Roman Space Telescope to honor Nancy Grace Roman("Mother" of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope), NASA's 1st chief astronomer, who paved way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. This telescope is set to launch in the mid-2020s. It will investigate long-standing astronomical mysteries, such as the force behind the universe's expansion, and search for distant planets beyond our solar system.

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