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NASA Extends Kepler, Spitzer, Planck Missions
2012-04-06 04:08:16

NASA is extending three missions affiliated with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. -- Kepler, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the U.S. portion of the European Space Agency's Planck mission -- as a result of the 2012 Senior Review of Astrophysics Missions.

Image 1 - Planck Getting Closer To The Cosmic Blueprint
2012-02-13 07:23:13

ESA’s Planck mission has revealed that our Galaxy contains previously undiscovered islands of cold gas and a mysterious haze of microwaves. These results give scientists new treasure to mine and take them closer to revealing the blueprint of cosmic structure.

Planck's HFI Completes Survey Of Early Universe
2012-01-17 04:52:47

The High Frequency Instrument on ESA's Planck mission has completed its survey of the remnant light from the Big Bang. The sensor ran out of coolant on Saturday as expected, ending its ability to detect this faint energy.

2011-11-01 03:39:55

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Nov. 3, to discuss new discoveries about pulsars by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

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2011-08-03 12:45:00

Researchers have resurrected the theory that other universes lie within "bubbles" of space and time, known as the "Multiverse" theory.

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2011-07-22 09:45:00

Dawn took this image during its current orbit of Vesta, traveling from the day side to the night side.

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2011-06-13 11:25:00

Scientists have created a new video to give a glimpse into the future as NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches the giant asteroid Vesta.

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2011-04-19 09:09:22

Technology developed for space missions to study the most distant objects in the Universe is now finding a host of practical applications back on Earth.

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2011-01-11 12:50:00

Europe's billion-dollar Planck space telescope brought results on Tuesday that have delighted astronomers as it showed off 15,000 new celestial objects.

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2010-09-15 11:00:00

Surveying the microwave sky, Planck has obtained its very first images of galaxy clusters, amongst the largest objects in the Universe, by means of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, a characteristic signature they imprint on the Cosmic Microwave Background.


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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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