A SpaceX rocket launches the Euclid Space Telescope to map the dark universe (video)

Cape Canaveral, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket launched a new space telescope into orbit Saturday (July 1) on a mission to map the “dark universe” like never before.

The European Space Agency’s observatory, called Euclid, rose into space today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 11:11 a.m. EDT (1511 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 here at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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