Latest Planck Stories

2010-07-05 05:55:00

ESA’s Planck mission has delivered its first all-sky image that not only provides new insight into the way stars and galaxies form but also tells us how the Universe itself came to life after the Big Bang.

2010-06-10 07:43:47

Yesterday in Paris, ESA’s Herschel and Planck science missions were honored by the French Association for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

2010-05-21 08:01:39

Advancing into the next frontier in astrophysics and cosmology depends on our ability to detect the presence of a particular type of wave in space, a primordial gravitational wave.

2010-04-26 10:11:06

New images from ESA’s Planck space observatory reveal the forces driving star formation and give astronomers a way to understand the complex physics that shape the dust and gas in our Galaxy.

2010-03-17 08:40:00

Giant filaments of cold dust stretching through our Galaxy are revealed in a new image from ESA’s Planck satellite.

2010-02-12 14:51:34

NASA will hold a teleconference with reporters at 1 pm EST on Wednesday, Feb 17, to discuss the latest Chandra X-ray Observatory findings that advance our understanding of certain supernovae.

2010-02-04 08:15:00

When astrophysicist Julian Borrill came to Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) in 1997, his first project was designing computational tools for future CMB experiments, a toolbox capable of handling an expected flood of cosmic data.

2009-11-18 09:55:00

NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite rocketed into Earth orbit on Nov 18, 1989, and quickly revolutionized our understanding of the early cosmos.

2009-09-17 07:39:27

The European Space Agency says it has completed a two-week first light assessment of its Planck space observatory and found data quality to be excellent. Plank, a microwave observatory, is designed to study the early universe and will make two full sky surveys, the first of which is expected to be completed in six months, the ESA said.

2009-09-17 08:10:00

Preliminary results from ESA’s Planck mission to study the early Universe indicate that the data quality is excellent.

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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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