eROSITA First Data Release planned for January 31st

December 08, 2023

Today, the German eROSITA collaboration announced their intention to release publicly their share of the data and catalogs from the first 6-month sky survey taken with the eROSITA X-ray telescope, which will then be available to astronomers world-wide.

The First Data Release (DR1) will take place on 31 January 2024 and be accompanied by the publication of a number of science papers based on the eROSITA data that shed light on questions related to stars, galaxies, black holes, clusters of galaxies, and cosmology.

In the weeks leading up to the First Data Release, the eROSITA collaboration will present some sneak previews and background information on the team, the science, and the instrument in a dedicated social media campaign. So stay tuned for more information in the New Year!

The eROSITA Mission

This animation demonstrates how eROSITA scans the whole sky in X-rays at its L2 orbit.

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