Planck reveals first stars were born late 05 February 2015 New maps from ESA's Planck satellite uncover the 'polarised' light from the early Universe across the entire sky, revealing that the first stars formed much later than previously thought. Read more
Planck will help provide answers to some of the most important questions in modern science: how did the Universe begin, how did it evolve to the state we observe today, and how will it continue to evolve in the future? Planck's objective is to analyse, with the highest accuracy ever achieved, the remnants of the radiation that filled the Universe immediately after the Big Bang - this we observe today as the Cosmic Microwave Background.
Celebrating the legacy of ESA's Planck mission 18 October 2013 From the tiniest fraction of a second after the Big Bang to the evolution of stars and galaxies over 13.8 billion years, ESA's Planck space telescope has provided new insight into the history of our Universe. Although science observations are now complete, the legacy of the Planck mission lives on. Read more
Conference Announcement: Planck 2014 - The microwave sky in temperature and polarization 28 November 2014 The Planck Collaboration will present the latest scientific results from ESA’s Planck satellite during a conference to be held from 1 to 5 December 2014 in Ferrara, Italy. Read more
Planck cosmology results 2013 - preprints 21 March 2013 The scientific findings of the mission are presented in a series of papers based on data from the first 15.5 months of Planck operations. The papers have been submitted to the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics and the preprints have been made available online. Read more
A&A Special Issue: Planck early results 14 March 2012 The December 2011 volume of Astronomy & Astrophysics contained a special feature dedicated to early results from the ESA Planck mission. A collection of 26 articles presents the first year of operations of Planck and the performance of its payload: the Early Release Compact Source Catalogue, ERCSC; first scientific results based on the ERCSC, covering both galactic and extragalactic sources; and first scientific results based on the maps used as input for the production of the ERCSC. Jan Tauber, ESA's Planck Project Scientist, coordinated this special feature. Read more