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The mission

ESA's Euclid mission is designed to explore the composition and evolution of the dark Universe. The space telescope will create a great map of the large-scale structure of the Universe across space and time by observing billions of galaxies out to 10 billion light-years, across more than a third of the sky. Euclid will explore how the Universe has expanded and how structure has formed over cosmic history, revealing more about the role of gravity and the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

The launch

Launch: 1 July 2023
Launch location: Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
Launch vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9
Destination: Sun-Earth Lagrange point 2, 1.5 million km from Earth

Euclid

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Euclid's first images: the dazzling edge of darkness
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Euclid's first images: the dazzling edge of darkness

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Euclid’s view of globular cluster NGC 6397
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Euclid’s view of globular cluster NGC 6397

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Euclid’s view of the Perseus cluster of galaxies
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Euclid’s view of the Perseus cluster of galaxies

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Euclid’s view of the Horsehead Nebula
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Euclid’s view of the Horsehead Nebula

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