The Euclid Space Telescope has sent its first images back to Earth.
The mission of this telescope is to reveal the secrets of the ‘Dark Universe’.
Built at a cost of over one billion euros, the telescope will focus on dark matter and dark energy during its mission.
It should be noted that dark matter is a substance in galaxies that does not reflect light or any other type of energy, its presence is felt by the effects of gravity.
Dark matter is invisible to humans, but it is believed to make up 85% of the matter in the universe.
The first images from the European Space Agency’s space telescope show the Perseus galaxy cluster and the Horsehead Nebula.
In fact, there are one hundred thousand galaxies in a single image, proving the telescope’s ability to observe a wide spectrum of space.
With the help of this telescope, scientists want to create the largest 3D map of the universe ever.
The map will help scientists learn about dark matter and how dark energy affected the early universe.
Professor Carol Mandol, a director of the European Space Agency, said the mission, launched in July 2023, will increase our knowledge of the universe.
He said that we only know about 5% of how the universe works and we still don’t know anything about 95%.
He said that we ourselves cannot go to the edge of the universe and research, but this telescope, which will be developed at a cost of one billion and 40 million euros, will increase our knowledge.
Over the next 6 years, the telescope will observe 8 billion galaxies and transmit their images and other details to Earth.