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Cosmic microwave background
2014-08-06 03:00:27

The Planck Telescope allowed physicists to draw the most detailed map of the first light emitted after the Big Bang. Some of its features do not entirely fit the standard cosmological theory, but scientists have discovered that these anomalies could be explained by how the data was processed.

Magnetic Fingerprint Of Our Galaxy Revealed By Planck
2014-05-06 03:21:32

Our Galaxy's magnetic field is revealed in a new image from ESA's Planck satellite. This image was compiled from the first all-sky observations of 'polarised' light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way.

ESA Shutting Down Planck Space Telescope
2013-10-18 16:29:49

After four years surveying the Universe for the European Space Agency, the Planck space telescope’s Low Frequency Instrument will be turned off on Saturday.

You Are Invited To Join In On European Researchers’ Night
2013-09-18 12:31:23

CERN, ESA, ESO and UNESCO in partnership with the Italian Institute of Astrophysics invite the public to Origins 2013, an exceptional event taking place simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Bologna on European Researchers’ Night, 27 September.

Google Hangout: A New Baby Picture Of The Universe
2013-07-26 07:34:00

This spring, scientists from the Max Planck Institute showed humanity the most detailed map ever created of the early universe. The map was generated from data gathered by the Planck spacecraft.

Space Observatory's Mission Ends
2013-04-29 15:06:58

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel observatory has officially run out of liquid coolant, ending its mission.

Big Bang In High Fidelity Sound
2013-04-10 10:53:15

"If the Universe started with a bang, and no one was alive yet to observe it, would it still make a sound?" It sounds like the start of a really cliché joke, but the answer, surprisingly, is yes.

Cosmic Journey 13 Billion Years In The Making Seen By Plank
2013-04-02 11:43:48

Cosmologists using data from ESA's Planck satellite have compiled the first all-sky image of the distribution of dark matter across the entire history of the Universe as seen projected on the sky.

New Light Shed On The Earliest Moments Of The Universe Using New Radio Telescope
2013-03-27 10:47:16

In the week that saw the release of the first results from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite, astronomers at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) near Johannesburg are working on a new radio telescope that will also shed new light on the very earliest moments of universe.


Latest Planck Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) -- The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched on June 30, 2001 at 3:46 p.m. EDT at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The goal of WMAP was to map out minute differences in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation which would help test theories of the nature of the universe. On February 11, 2003, the public relations group from NASA made a press release regarding the age and composition of the universe....

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