The European Space Agency’s Euclid space mission has released five never-before-seen images of the Universe that are part of Euclid’s Early Release Observations. They accompany the mission’s first scientific data and 10 forthcoming science papers. The trove comes less than a year after the space telescope’s launch, and roughly six months after it returned its first full-color images of the cosmos. The images are at least four times sharper than those from ground-based telescopes and look far into the distant Universe using both visible and infrared light.“It’s no exaggeration to say that the results we’re seeing from Euclid are unprecedented,” says ESA Director of Science, Prof. Carole Mundell. “Euclid’s first images, published in November, clearly illustrated the telescope’s vast potential to explore the dark Universe, and this second batch is no different.”

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