The Euclid telescope, a groundbreaking venture by the European Space Agency (ESA), embarked on its cosmic journey in July, stationed a staggering 1 million miles away from Earth. Recently, it unveiled its inaugural images, propelling us into the realm of a detailed 3D map that delves into the mysteries of the universe’s hidden “dark side.” What makes Euclid stand out is its colossal wide perspective, capable of covering an expanse 100 times larger than the renowned James Webb Space Telescope by NASA. These images, portraying stellar nurseries, expansive galaxy clusters, and distant stars, serve as a testament to the telescope’s capabilities, providing a vivid glimpse into cosmic landscapes never before seen.

Euclid explored distant cosmic wonders, including the Perseus Cluster, a colossal galactic assembly located 240 million light-years away. Delving into the mysteries of the Hidden Galaxy, IC 342, veiled in dust and gas, Euclid unveiled hidden details about these cosmic enigmas. The telescope’s lens also scrutinized NGC 6822, an irregular dwarf galaxy resembling those from the universe’s early days. Named after the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, this telescope’s mission spans six years, aiming to survey one-third of the celestial sphere, providing crucial data to unravel fundamental cosmic mysteries. Armed with NISP, Euclid captures stunning color images, including the Horsehead Nebula, 1,375 light-years away, aligning with its mission to explore dark matter and dark energy. Covering more sky in days than Hubble’s entire existence, Euclid aims to craft the most extensive 3D map, revealing unprecedented insights into the universe’s evolution.