1st images from the Euclid ‘dark universe’ telescope are here — and they’re jaw-dropping

The first images from the Euclid space telescope have been revealed, and they are stunning.

The European Space Agency (ESA) telescope, which launched on July 1 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, is designed to explore the composition and evolution of the “dark universe”  —  the collective name given to dark matter and dark energy.