Planck investigates the cosmic infrared background
January 20, 2011
This image shows the location of the first six fields used to detect and study the Cosmic Infrared Background. The fields, named N1, AG, SP, LH2, BoÃ¶tes 1 and BoÃ¶tes 2, respectively, are all located at a relatively high galactic latitude, where the foreground contamination due to the Milky Way's diffuse emission is less dramatic.
Topics: Physical cosmology, Spaceflight, Space exploration, N1 AG, Technology Internet, Cosmic infrared background, Infrared, Milky Way, Planck, Infrared astronomy