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VIS camera for the Euclid space telescope, the South Pole Wall, new Ebola vaccine approved by the EC

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Extracts from « LabNews »


One of the biggest space « cameras » to unravel the mysteries of the dark Universe

In 2022, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the Euclid telescope, which aims to map distant galaxies in 3D, characterise dark matter and better understand the origin of the accelerated expansion of the Universe. The Euclid Consortium has just delivered two of its instruments to ESA. One of these, the VIS visible imager, developed by the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL MSSL – UK) with the aid of researchers from the CEA and the CNRS. It is the second largest visible light space camera ever built.

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Artist’s view of Euclid – @ESA-ATG-Patrice Amoyel

Discovery of the South Pole Wall

Using a method based on the velocity fields of galaxies, an international collaboration including CEA-Irfu, the CNRS and the universities of Clermont Auvergne and Claude Bernard (Lyon) has discovered a huge structure that it has named the South Pole Wall, in a little understood region of the sky because it is opaque with thick clouds.

Courtesy: Irfu

New Ebola vaccine approved by the European Commission

In the fight against the Ebola virus, Inserm is at the forefront of the global effort to save lives and prevent future epidemics. The institute has participated in three projects that have led to the development of an Ebola vaccine.

For more information: https://www.ebovac.org/