Europe’s ‘dark universe’ telescope shares first scientific data and new cosmic images

May 23, 2024

By Thomas Macaulay

A space mission exploring the “dark universe” has released its first scientific data — and five new extraterrestrial snapshots. Captured by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Euclid telescope, the observations paint a never-before-seen picture of the cosmos. They also offer new insights into the properties of celestial bodies. The images are at least four times sharper than any taken from ground-based telescopes, according to ESA. They depict five diverse space objects: The Abell 2764 region of galaxies orbiting within a halo of dark matter The Messier 78 star-forming region The NGC 6744 spiral galaxy The Dorado Group of galaxies in the…

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