First Light Images From Euclid

The Euclid Space Telescope is designed to explore the composition and evolution of the dark Universe. The space telescope is intended to map the large-scale structure of the Universe across space and time by observing galaxies out to 10 billion light-years across more than a third of the sky. Euclid’s instruments have captured their first test images. The images above are from its visible light instrument. The VIS instrument will take super sharp images of billions of galaxies to measure their shapes. Though this test image is full of detail, the area of sky that it covers is actually only about a quarter of the width and height of the full Moon.

Image Credit: ESA

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