What’s next for the Euclid ‘dark universe’ telescope in Europe after SpaceX’s extraordinary launch?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new space observatory is soaring through the void after a dramatic launch atop a SpaceX rocket on Saturday (July 1), but its journey has only just begun. Europe’s Euclid Space Telescope began its long journey into deep space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 11:11 am EDT (1511 GMT) … Read more

The Euclid Dark Universe Space Telescope rises on a mission to unravel the deepest cosmic mysteries

Euclid's takeoff

On July 1, 2023, the Euclid spacecraft, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), was successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The spacecraft is intended to explore the mysterious components of the Universe, dark matter and dark energy. Credit: SpaceX ESA’s Euclid spacecraft took off aboard a … Read more

SpaceX rocket launches Euclid space telescope to map ‘dark universe’ like never before (video)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket launched a new space telescope into orbit on Saturday (July 1) in a mission to map the “dark universe” like never before. The European Space Agency’s observatory, called Euclid, flew into space today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 11:11 am EDT (1511 GMT) from Space Launch … Read more

Decoding dark matter and energy: what you need to know about the Euclid mission launching this weekend

The Euclid telescope has a launch date scheduled for Saturday, July 1.

Together, dark matter and dark energy make up 95% of the known universe, yet scientists do not know what they are. The Euclid telescope, set to be launched into space from Florida on Saturday, could help decipher them. First color images from the Webb Space Telescope Here’s what you need to know about the world’s … Read more

The Euclid space mission is ready to launch, here’s how it will test alternative theories of gravity

Gravitational lensing in the Abell 1689 galaxy cluster.

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Euclid mission will be launched into space on a Falcon9 rocket by SpaceX on or shortly after July 1. Many of us who worked on it will be in Florida to witness the nail-biting event. The mission is specifically designed to study the dark universe, probing for both dark matter … Read more