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3 Conclusions
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... The question may be asked whether these changing conditions fundamentally alter the context for the strategy developed by the decadal survey. The panel notes, however, that the decadal survey process was designed to produce advice robust to changing conditions, both fiscal and scientific, and the panel found that the recommendations made in NWNH remain scientifically compelling.
From page 9...
... ensuring that the science requirements and observing plan, which are jointly designed and agreed upon, support all the primary WFIRST science goals specified in NWNH -- namely, planet microlensing, dark energy science (through the BAO, weak lensing, and Type Ia 4 As described in Roger Blandford's presentation at the panel's November 7, 2010, meeting. 5 As described by NASA at the panel's November 7, 2010, meeting.
From page 10...
... OPTION C: COMMITMENT BY NASA OF A 20 PERCENT INVESTMENT IN EUCLID PRIOR TO THE M-CLASS DECISION The panel heard from NASA about its proposal to join ESA in a partnership on the Euclid mission at a level of 20 percent. Having also heard details of the Euclid mission from ESA and the rationale for the decadal survey's WFIRST recommendation and its three science goals from Roger Blandford, the panel concluded that a 20 percent investment in Euclid as it is currently envisioned and as presented by NASA is not consistent with the program, strategy, and intent of the decadal survey.
From page 11...
... However, such a major change of plan should first be reviewed by the DSIAC. FINAL REMARKS In exploring the four options discussed above and reaching its conclusions, this panel was guided by the widely recognized community consensus that the decadal survey process is the most effective way to inform federal priority setting in astronomy and to ensure the continuance of the remarkable record of accomplishment in astronomy witnessed during the past 50 years.
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