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cosmic vision - space science for europe 2015-2025

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Cosmic Vision
Cosmic Vision
Cosmic Vision
October 2005
Space Science
for Europe 2015-2025
BR-247 \u2018Cosmic Vision\u2019
Prepared by:
Giovanni Bignami, Peter Cargill, Bernard

Schutz and Catherine Turon on behalf of
the Science advisory structure of ESA, and
by the Executive of the Science

Directorate, supported by Nigel Calder
Published by:
ESA Publications Division, ESTEC, PO Box
299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Andrew Wilson
Jules Perel
Copyright: \u00a9 2005 European Space Agency

ISSN: 0250-1589
ISBN: 92-9092-489-6
Price: EUR 10
Printed in The Netherlands


A fresco painted 1509-1511 by Raphael (1483-1520) in the
Vatican (Stanza della Segnatura, Palazzi Pontifici) perhaps
depicts the embodiment of Astronomy.
(Copyright Photo SCALA, Florence)

Replacing the original astronomical globe is Mars viewed by
the High Resolution Stereo Camera (ESA/DLR/FU Berlin,
G. Neukum) carried by the ESA Mars Express spacecraft,
merging into an image (G. Hasinger, Astrophysikalisches
Institute, Potsdam) of X-ray sources in the Lockman Hole made
using the Newton X-ray Observatory spacecraft.

Chapter divider
Artist's impression of a quasar located in a primieval galaxy a
few hundred million years after the Big Bang.

(ESA/W. Freudling, ST-ECF/ESO)

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