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Computer programs for a celestial eye

The eROSITA X-ray telescope on the SRG satellite will scan the sky for galaxy clusters. (Image: Roscosmos / DLR / Lavochkin / SRG).

FAU researchers support space mission with software and data analysis

Baikonur on June 21, 2:17 pm Central European Summer Time – a proton M rocket will start at the Russian spaceport Baikonur to launch the eROSITA X-ray telescope aboard the SRG satellite. It will also take FAU know-how to space. Astronomers of Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) helped with the development of the telescope using a special software for mathematical models. But also during the seven-year mission, the team headed by Prof. Dr. Jörn Wilms, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, will take over an important part of the analysis of the measurement data collected by eROSITA.

Find out more at https://www.fau.de/2019/06/news/wissenschaft/computerprogramme-fuer-ein-himmlisches-auge (in German).