Dark matter unlike most of our own planet’s…

Dark matter, unlike most of our own planet’s little “mysteries,” is a real enigma with big potential.


XMM Newton
XMM Newton
ESA Planck

24 January 2013

Markus Bauer
ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Communication Officer
Email: markus.bauer@esa.int
Tel: +31 71 565 6799
Mob: +31 61 594 3 954

René Laureijs
ESA Euclid Project Scientist
Email: rene.laureijs@esa.int

Giuseppe Racca
ESA Euclid Project Manager
Email: giuseppe.racca@esa.int

NASA has officially joined ESA’s Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to investigate the mysterious natures of dark matter and dark energy.


To be launched 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.

Scientists hope to solve key problems in our understanding of the evolution and fate of our expanding cosmos: the roles played by ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’.

NASA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with…

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