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Message 9499 - Posted: 4 Oct 2011, 21:32:24 UTC

Wow, this is turning into a great day for Cosmology!

I just heard that Euclid, a next generation space telescope with the goal to produce unprecedented constraints on dark energy was selected by ESA!

Euclid will survey a large fraction of the observable Universe, discover orders of magnitude more supernovae, and reduce the current error bars on the equation of state of dark energy and its rate of change by factor of 1000.

Very exciting stuff!

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Message 9502 - Posted: 5 Oct 2011, 21:10:45 UTC - in response to Message 9499.  

Thanks for the exciting news! Always good to hear about new plans. Please tell us more about the new mission when it becomes available.
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Message 9508 - Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 6:06:39 UTC - in response to Message 9499.  

Thank you very much for the news, Professor Wandelt!

It appears that we are about to witness a profound scientific revolution.

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Message 9524 - Posted: 17 Oct 2011, 20:40:29 UTC - in response to Message 9508.  

Welcome aboard, Faik! Looking forward to ongoing updates as the project develops. Cosmology is one of my favorite astronomy subjects.
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Message 9525 - Posted: 17 Oct 2011, 21:32:36 UTC - in response to Message 9524.  

Thank you very much, Rapture. I, too, do look forward to interacting with the members of this forum.

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