ESA's Euclid Cosmology Mission
25 June 2012
The European Space Agency (ESA) have formally adopted the Euclid Cosmology mission, this is largest collaboration of astronomers in the world, with UCL Astrophysics and MSSL members of staff playing a major roles.
Adoption is the final phase to the selection of Euclid as
part of ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme and sets in motion an army of
scientists and engineers to build and fly this new mission by the end of
the decade. Euclid will study the “dark universe” with great precision,
tracing the distribution and evolution of enigmatic dark matter and
dark energy throughout the Universe.
- ESA press release
- UCL Astrophysics group
- UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL)
- UCL press release
- UK Space Agency
Image: Artist's impression of the Euclid satellite (Credit: ESA/C. Carreau)