Euclid Releases First Science Images

by | June 18, 2024, 2:10 PM | Galaxies & Cosmology

While the 33 year old Hubble struggles, the not yet 1 year old Euclid space telescope has released its first science images. Euclid is a 1.2 m telescope with a wide-angle camera that is designed to survey galaxy shapes and study dark matter and dark energy. It is expected to work for 6 years. 

While image releases are always fun, this particular release is accompanied by promises of a stack of 10 new publications concerning what has been found in these images including free-floating planets, new extragalactic star clusters and dwarf galaxies, and extremely bright galaxies shining at us from the early universe. We look forward to bringing you these discoveries as they are published.