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The microwave sky as seen by Planck Space and space travel

The microwave sky as seen by Planck Space and space travel


This image of the microwave sky was synthesized using data spanning the range of light frequencies

A great fit for our models of cosmic inflation, though a mysterious

This full-sky map from ESA's Planck mission shows matter between Earth and the edge

Planck Satellite Brings Early Universe into Focus (Kavli Hangout). The European Space ...

This all-sky image shows the distribution of the galactic haze seen by ESA's Planck

A visualization of the polarization of the CMB, as detected by Planck. The CMB

Giant filaments of cold dust stretching through the coldest regions of our Galaxy are revealed in new images, released today (17th March), from ESAs Planck ...

All-sky maps of the Cosmic Microwave Background at nine frequencies

The most ancient light in the universe, known as the cosmic microwave background, seen by the European Space Agency's Planck satellite.

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The Planck Results on the Cosmic Microwave Background

Planck Telescope Sees the Most Ancient Light in the Universe | NASA ESA Space HD

PlanckMap of the microwave sky constructed by using a year's worth of data from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite. The red tones represent cosmic ...

Planck and the cosmic microwave background / Planck / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA

Planck Cosmic Microwave Background with Cold Spot inset

Looking Within Our Universe For Something Beyond

The Punchline: Planck's Cosmology Results

Planck's history of the universe

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe

Cold cosmic mystery solved: Largest known structure in the universe leaves its imprint on CMB radiation


Planck satellite scanning the Sky

Galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5 was discovered through the Sunyaev–Zel'dovich effect.

Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast? - The New York Times

Most cosmologists invoke dark energy to explain the accelerating expansion of the universe. A few are not so certain. Mina De La O / Getty

1: These images show the most probable locations of a preferred direction in the sky in the Galactic coordinates, estimated without beam asymmetry ...


Subtle signs of a skewed universe are present in the WMAP satellite's map of radiation left

Artist's impression of the Planck spacecraft. Credit: ESA/AOES Medialab

An active star-formation region in the Orion Nebula, showing also the Horsehead Nebula and Barnard's Loop. This image covers a region of 13x13 degrees.

The Ariane 5 rocket carrying Herschel and Planck lifted off from French Guiana at 9:12 Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, May 14, 2009.


... dust emission from the Perseus and Rho Ophiuchus molecular clouds, superimposed on top of the all-sky image of the microwave sky as seen by Planck ...

This graphic illustrates the evolution of satellites designed to measure ancient light leftover from the big

Planck satellite.

Is our universe one of many? Image credit: NASA

Planck's data of cosmic power spectrum

A low activity, star-formation region in the constellation Perseus, as seen with Planck. This image covers a region of 30x30 degrees.

Notes to editors

Illustration - In this illustration, the trajectory of cosmic microwave background light is bent by

New maps from the Planck satellite uncover the 'polarised' light from the early Universe across the entire sky, revealing that the first stars formed much ...

(Planck Collaboration)

Max Planck astrophysicist René Heller proposed a novel and innovative way to explore the stars. Find this Pin and more on Space Travel ...

The first full-sky image from Europe's Planck telescope

Mapping the magnetic field of our galaxy's supermassive black hole. Magnetic FieldSpace ...

How the Cosmic Microwave Background Revealed Dark Energy and the Nature of the Universe

The top map shows Planck's all-sky map of the cosmic microwave background, whereas

Missions & Centers

Reading the Universe using the Cosmic Microwave Background.


... Microwave Sky. Google Earth Backdrop

Universe missing matter, hot gases, baryons, universe, University of Edinburgh, Institute

Cosmic Microwave Background

CDIRO Galaxy Image

The MADmap code produces sky maps from the kind of data produced by cosmic microwave background

Dirty window: The 'dusty' sky as seen by Planck

Intergalactic space[edit]

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the Earth well above our planet's atmosphere for over 25 years. | NASA


Cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB)

Galaxy clusters lose direction

European Space Agency's Planck space telescope looked back at the afterglow of the Big Bang, and those results have now added about 80 million years to the ...

The image shows the measurement of the SZ effect in the galaxy cluster

A map of the sky at optical wavelengths shows a prominent horizontal band which is the light shining from our own Milky Way. The superimposed strip shows ...

We may have just, for the first time ever, caught a tantalizing glimpse of a parallel universe bumping against our own. Scientists say that signals from the ...

The cosmic microwave background has quite a similar distribution to our local clouds. Is this a coincidence? We've talked about these clouds as being ...

When used to decode data from the bolometers in the PACS instrument aboard the Herschel satellite

History of the CMB Measurements

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Planck loaded onto the cargo plane.

Herschel looks deep inside the heart of the Eagle Nebula. Credit: ESA and the

This full-sky temperature map of the cosmic microwave background shows a red ...

Image credit: ESA

Reaching for the Multiverse

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Image: NASA, ESA, Suyu (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics), Auger (University of Cambridge)

Infrared image of NGC 1999 ›

Could a supernova be the real source of the signal?

This artist shows how photons in the cosmic microwave background (CMB detected by the space telescope Planck ESA) are deflected by the gravitational lensing ...

A new supercluster seen by Planck (left) and XMM (right)