SpaceX to Launch Euclid Dark Energy Probe Written 26 June 2023


Artist impression of the Euclid mission in space. | Credit: ESA; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 3.0 igo

SPACE reported that Euclid, a dark matter and dark energy hunter, is “scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on July 1 at 11:11 a.m. EDT (1511 GMT).” Euclid aims to “map the extent and influence of the dark universe to a sharper degree than ever before, with numerous implications: how the universe grew in its early days, how galaxies come together, and why the expansion of the universe is accelerating.” Euclid Project Scientist René Laureijs said, “Dark energy and dark matter reveal themselves by the fairly subtle changes they make to the appearance of objects in the visible universe; otherwise we don’t know about them.”
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