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Thanks to its broad spectral coverage and very high sensitivity, Planck is peering deep into the interstellar medium of the Milky Way and discovering new components and physical mechanisms taking place therein.
Published: 11 January 2011
The Planck Collaboration presents the first science results to emerge from the mission, covering compact and diffuse foreground emission sources, at a conference this week.
Published: 11 January 2011
The first all-sky survey of galaxy clusters detected via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect is amongst the highlights presented by the Planck Collaboration at a conference held from 10 to 14 January 2011 in Paris, France. The survey, which has benefited from a fruitful collaboration with ESA's XMM-Newton observatory, probes a wide range of cluster masses and other properties, which is unprecedented for a Sunyaev-Zel'dovich sample. Along with the first results enabled by the survey, the Early Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Cluster sample is being publicly released, providing the community with a robust data set for further studies and follow-up observations of galaxy clusters.
Published: 11 January 2011
While targeting the Cosmic Microwave Background, Planck has also captured another important diffuse radiation, the Cosmic Infrared Background, which consists of the light emitted by all galaxies since their formation. This signal, detected by Planck at submillimetre wavelengths, exhibits a high degree of structure and enables astronomers to investigate the still unclear link between star-forming galaxies and the underlying distribution of dark matter, up to the earliest phases of the formation of cosmic structure. This result is amongst the highlights presented by the Planck Collaboration at a conference held from 10 to 14 January 2011 in Paris, France.
Published: 11 January 2011
With its power to detect cosmic material at unprecedentedly low temperatures, Planck has completed the first unbiased, all-sky survey of compact cold and dusty objects in the Milky Way and, at the same time, the first all-sky survey of cool dust in other galaxies.
Published: 11 January 2011
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
Published: 15 September 2010
An all-sky image from Planck's recently completed first survey highlights the two major emission sources in the microwave sky: the cosmic background and the Milky Way.
Published: 5 July 2010
The processes involved in star formation can be disentangled using the power of multi-frequency observations. New images from Planck reveal the interstellar medium and isolate the physical processes at work in our Galaxy.
Published: 26 April 2010
New images from ESA's Planck mission reveal details of the structure of the coldest regions in our Galaxy.
Published: 17 March 2010
Preliminary results from the Planck First Light Survey indicate that the data quality is excellent. This bodes well for the full sky survey that has just begun.
Published: 17 September 2009
A key milestone has been reached as the detectors of both the Planck instruments, HFI and LFI, are now at their operational temperatures, making the HFI detectors the coldest known objects in outer space at just 0.1K above absolute zero
Published: 3 July 2009
ESA's Herschel and Planck missions have successfully completed their test campaigns in Europe and will be soon transported to Europe's spaceport at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French Guyana.
Published: 9 February 2009
A milestone was reached Monday 20 November, with the successful integration of the focal plane units of the two Planck instruments HFI and LFI into a single assembly at Alcatel Alenia Space in France.
Published: 22 November 2006
The Planck telescope qualification model has undergone cryogenic/vacuum testing to validate the thermoelastic model used in its design.
Published: 18 March 2004
Published: 18 November 2003
Constants govern the way our Universe behaves. We regard them as fixed, unchanging quantities. However, how can we be sure that constant really means constant? Modern theories require the values of universal constants to slowly change during the course of cosmic history. Is this the case? ESA is preparing to search for (small) changes in the 'constants of nature'.
Published: 23 April 2003
In trying to explain the origins of the Universe scientists have taken a step-by-step approach, and ESA's Planck is currently at the top of the staircase. Several experiments, both on Earth and in space, are blazing the trail which will soon be travelled by Planck, on its search for the holy grail of cosmology: the set of 'magic numbers' which define our Universe. Planck, the 'ultimate' tool to find out how everything started, is the first European space mission to study the Big Bang and will be launched in 2007.
Published: 29 June 2001
Alcatel Space, prime contractor for ESA's Herschel and Planck space telescopes.The largest contract ever in the history of European space astronomy has been awarded by the European Space Agency, ESA, to an industrial consortium led by Alcatel Space Industries (France), for the manufacture of two ESA astronomy satellites, the Herschel Space Observatory and Planck.
Published: 22 June 2001
About 150 cosmologists and astrophysicists will meet from 30 January until 2 February at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) inNoordwijk, the Netherlands, to discuss the scientific programme of ESA'snext mission to study the origin of the Universe, the Planck satellite.
Published: 23 January 2001
The Danish Space Research Institute (DSRI) will develop the main elements of the telescope of ESA's Planck satellite, according to a document signed yesterday by ESA and the DSRI at ESA headquarters in Paris. Planck, due to be launched in 2007, will study the origin and evolution of the Universe by observing the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, the first light that filled the Universe after the Big Bang.
Published: 5 June 2000
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