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Euclid telescope reveals amazing images from the Universe’s distant past

May. 24, 2024.
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Most precise map of our Universe over time 

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Star-forming region Messier 78 (credit: ESA/Euclid/Euclid Consortium/NASA, image processing by J.-C) Cuillandre (CEA Paris-Saclay), G. Anselmi)

Scientists have just released the first set of scientific data captured with the Euclid telescope, showing an exciting glimpse of the Universe’s distant past.

The mission seeks to unlock mysteries of dark matter and dark energy and reveal how and why the Universe looks as it does today.

Five never-before-seen images of the Universe

Early observations, described in a series of 10 scientific papers published today (May 23, 2024), include five never-before-seen images of the Universe: free-floating new-born planets, newly identified extragalactic star clusters, new low-mass dwarf galaxies in a nearby galaxy cluster, the distribution of dark matter and intracluster light in galaxy clusters, and very distant bright galaxies from the first billion years of the Universe.

Most precise map of our Universe over time

The images obtained by Euclid are at least four times sharper than those that can be taken from ground-based telescopes. They cover large patches of sky at unrivalled depth, looking far into the distant Universe using both visible and infrared light.

The Euclid telescope is designed to provide the most precise map of our Universe over time and demonstrates Euclid’s ability to unravel the secrets of the cosmos.

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