June 21, 2012

Mission to study 'dark energy' gets OK

(June 20, 2012) European space officials said Wednesday they have given the go-ahead for a mission to explore the universe for dark energy and dark matter.

The European Space Agency's Euclid mission has received final approval from ESA's Science Program Committee to move into the full construction phase, leading to a launch in 2020, a release from ESA's Paris headquarters said Wednesday.