• Euclid’s scientific instruments

    Euclid’s scientific instruments

    Euclid’s core mission is to measure cosmological parameters to unprecedented accuracy with the aim to enable astronomers to decide between different cosmological models. Euclid’s data is taken by two exceptional astronomical cameras: VIS and NISP. …

  • Euclid’s core science

    Euclid’s core science

    In the first half of July we will launch a Falcon 9 rocket into far Earth orbit, carrying Euclid – a 1.4-billion-Euro precision instrument to explore the far universe. So why is the European Space Agency spending this budget on this space mission and not, say, 200 million pieces of avocado toast, for example? In fact, there are too many great answers to this question. This blog post will only focus on one: the main goal of the mission – to increase our understanding of the dark universe.

  • Publication: Euclid “Red Book” passes 2500 citation mark

    Publication: Euclid “Red Book” passes 2500 citation mark

    Currently it is the most comprehensive summary of Euclid’s mission goals, its technology and science: the “Euclid Definition Study Report“, aka The Euclid Red Book. This 116 page ESA report from 2011 concludes Euclid’s initial design phase and describes Euclid at the point of adoption as a mission by ESA.

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