Dr Chris Pattison is a Research Software Engineer who has written code for the mission
A University of Portsmouth astronomer and Youtuber analyses the first images from Europe’s new space telescope, Euclid.
He said: “These images are incredibly exciting for all of us, and are the culmination of over a decade of work across Europe. They are the first in-focus images from Euclid, and show us a snapshot of what the telescope is capable of. These are only short exposures and the clarity and resolution is already amazing, so seeing longer exposures when the survey starts is a very exciting prospect.”
Dr Pattison has his own YouTube channel, which he uses to talk about all things astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.
FIRST IMAGES From Euclid Space Telescope
In his latest video, he talks about Euclid - the six-year mission to study two of the universe’s greatest mysteries - dark matter and dark energy.
He added: “There is still more commissioning to be done, and then Euclid will begin its mission to create the largest 3D map of the universe ever. I can't wait to see what it sees and teaches about the universe very soon!”