| ATHENA |
Advanced Telescope for High-ENergy Astrophysics
The extremes of the Universe: from black holes to large-scale structure
| Themes || |
What are the fundamental physical laws of the Universe?
How did the Universe originate and what is it made of?
| Primary Goals || Black holes and matter under extreme conditions; |
Formation and evolution of galaxies, clusters and large scale structure;
Life cycles of matter and energy.
| Wavelength || X-ray (0.1 - 10 keV) |
| Orbit || Halo orbit at L2 |
| Lifetime || 5 years |
| Type || L-class candidate mission |