MessageToEagle.com - What are the roles played by 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' in the Universe?
Why is the Universe expanding at an accelerating rate, rather than slowing down due to the gravitational
attraction of all the matter in it?
NASA has joined ESA's Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to investigate
the mysterious natures of dark matter and dark energy.
Artist impression of Euclid. Credits: ESA
In 2020, Euclid's 1.2 m-diameter telescope and two scientific instruments will map the shape, brightness and
3D distribution of two billion galaxies covering more than a third of the whole sky and looking back over
three-quarters of the history of the Universe.
"ESA's Euclid mission is designed to probe one of the most fundamental questions in modern cosmology, and we
welcome NASA's contribution to this important endeavour, the most recent in a long history of cooperation in space
science between our two agencies," said Alvaro Giménez Cañete, ESA's Director of Science and Robotic Exploration.
In cooperation with ESA, the US space agency NASA will provide 20 detectors for the near-infrared instrument, which
will operate alongside a visible-wavelength camera. The instruments, telescope and spacecraft will be built and
operated in Europe.
Already 40 US scientists have been nominated by NASA, to become members of the Euclid Consortium, who will build the
instruments and analyse the science data returned from the mission.
"NASA is very proud to contribute to ESA's mission to understand perhaps the greatest science mystery of our time,"
said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
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