Designed to study ancient radiation from the big bang, the Planck space telescope was a European Space Agency mission that aimed to better understand the origin of the universe and the formation of galaxies.
This European Space Agency graphic shows a map of the universe that depicts the anomalies seen when comparing the Planck space observatory's map of the universe's cosmic microwave background and the standard model of the cosmos.
A rich starry sky fills the view from an ancient gas-giant planet in the core of the globular star cluster as imagined in this artist's concept. The planet orbits a helium white-dwarf star and the millisecond pulsar seen at lower left.
Adiós a las ondas del primer instante del universo, de momento
30 January 2015 Despite earlier reports of a possible detection, a joint analysis of data from ESA's Planck satellite and the ground-based and Keck Array experiments has found no conclusive evidence of primordial gravitational waves.
We present a measurement of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature power spectrum using data from the recently completed South Pole Telescope Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SPT-SZ) survey. This measurement is made from observations of 2540 .