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Planck history of Universe zoom
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Planck history of Universe zoom

March 25, 2013
This illustration summarises the almost 14-billion-year long history of our Universe. It shows the main events that occurred between the initial phase of the cosmos, where its properties were almost uniform and punctuated only by tiny fluctuations, to the rich variety of cosmic structure that we observe today, from stars and planets to galaxies and galaxy clusters. Credit: ESA – C. Carreau