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Mission Summary

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

Mission home: http://sci.esa.int/euclid

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
NASA joins ESA's 'dark Universe' mission
Dark Universe mission blueprint complete
Announcement of Opportunity for an Independent Legacy Scientist in the Euclid Science Team
LATEST PUBLICATIONS
Euclid definition study report, ESA/SRE(2011)12
Euclid Mission Assessment Study - Executive Summary (Thales)
Euclid Mission Assessment Study - Executive Summary (EADS Astrium)
ESA Technical Review Report - Euclid (SRE-PA/2009/051)
Euclid assessment study report (SRE-2009-2)

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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(13-15 May 2013)
SPECIAL SITES
Euclid Consortium
Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Oct-2020 02:22 UT

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https://sci.esa.int/s/AM9l6oA

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