| Euclid |
Mapping the geometry of the dark Universe
| Theme || |
How did the Universe originate and what is it made of?
| Primary Goal || |
To understand the nature of dark energy and dark matter by accurate measurement of the accelerated expansion of the Universe through different independent methods.
| Targets || |
Galaxies and clusters of galaxies out to z~2,
in a wide extragalactic survey covering 15 000 deg², plus a deep survey covering an area of 40 deg²
| Wavelength || Visible and near-infrared |
| Telescope || 1.2 m Korsch |
| Orbit || Second Sun-Earth Lagrange point, L2 |
| Lifetime || 6 years |
| Type || M-class mission |