Scientists of the Euclid Consortium announce the release of the largest simulated galaxy catalogue ever built
News Release • July 31, 2017
A key ingredient in order to prepare the scientific exploitation of the Euclid dataset is the development of synthetic observations of the real survey: a cosmological simulation that matches the expected volume and complexity of the real data. In a massive coordinated effort, a team of scientists of the Euclid project have worked together over t...
Dan Masters won the STAR prize for the biggest impact by a postdoc in the Euclid consortium
News Release • June 16, 2017
Daniel works on developing techniques to measure distances to the more than a billion galaxies that will be imaged by Euclid, an ESA-led space mission focused on understanding the nature of dark energy. The method he developed uses an advanced machine learning technique to map the true distribution of galaxy colors. These colors can then be rela...
NASA Delivers Detectors for ESA's Euclid Spacecraft
News Release • May 9, 2017
Three detector systems for the Euclid mission, led by ESA (European Space Agency), have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument. The detector systems are key components of NASA's contribution to this upcoming mission to study some of the biggest questions about the universe, including those related to the propertie...
Euclid Photometric Calibration
News Release • April 14, 2017
To understand all aspects of the photometric calibration of the Euclid mission, the Euclid calibration working group held a three day workshop at ESAC (Madrid) on 20-22 September 2016. The informative talks presented at this workshop are now publicly available.
The Euclid/WFIRST Spitzer Legacy Survey Program
News Release • October 13, 2016
The Euclid/WFIRST Spitzer Legacy Survey proposal has been selected for observations in Spitzer GO Cycle 13. The PI is Dr. Peter Capak from IPAC, Caltech, leading an international team of 51 Co-Is. This ambitious program has been awarded 5286 hours of Spitzer Legacy Science Time, the most time awarded in this cycle, and a substantial fraction of ...
How Does a NASA Scientist End Up Working on an ESA Mission?
Feature • March 1, 2016
I work for NASA, and my salary comes from NASA through Caltech. One of my primary jobs is working on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Euclid mission, which will launch on a six-year mission to study dark matter and dark energy in 2020. So, how does a NASA scientist end up playing a leading role in an ESA mission? The seeds of my involvement go ...
Dark Universe Mission Ready to Take Shape
Feature • December 17, 2015
Euclid, a planned mission to investigate the profound cosmic mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, has passed its preliminary design review. This clears the way for construction to begin. Euclid is a European Space Agency mission with important contributions from NASA, including infrared detectors for one instrument and science and data anal...
Community Astrophysics with WFIRST: Guest Observer and Archival Science
News Release • November 16, 2015
Due to the synergy between WFIRST and Euclid, this meeting is of great interest to the Euclid community. This international meeting, "Community Astrophysics with WFIRST: Guest Observer and Archival Science", to be held in Pasadena from 29 Feb. through 2 March 2016, will focus on the GO and GI components of the WFIRST mission.
Welcome to ENSCI
Announcement • October 21, 2014
NASA has established the Euclid NASA Science Center at IPAC (ENSCI) in order to support US-based investigations using Euclid data. ENSCI will participate in the Euclid Consortium’s Science Ground Segment, providing algorithm and software development, participating in data quality assurance, and performing data processing. In addition, ENSCI wi...
Thales Alenia Selected to be Euclid Prime Contractor
Announcement • July 8, 2013
The construction of Euclid to explore the dark Universe will be led by Italy's Thales Alenia Space, which will be the prime contractor for the mission. This selection kicks of the full industrial phase of the project, following the announcement last month that Astrium Toulouse will build the payload module -- the telescope and optical bench carr...
Caltech and JPL to Lead U.S. Science Teams for Dark Energy Mission
News Release • February 12, 2013
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected three NASA-nominated science teams to participate in their planned Euclid mission, including two teams led by astronomers at Caltech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.