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This Very Old Cosmic Light Has A Bend To It

Leftover radiation from the Big Bang -- that expansion that kick-started the universe -- can be bent by huge cosmic…

7 years ago

Watch Live Webcast: Oldest Light in the Universe from Planck

Earlier this year, a new map of the Cosmic Microwave Background from the Planck spacecraft revealed our Universe was a…

7 years ago

Meet Hopper: A Key Player in the Planck Discovery Story

Behind every modern tale of cosmological discovery is the supercomputer that made it possible. Such was the case with the…

8 years ago

Planck’s Cosmic Map Reveals Universe Older, Expanding More Slowly

Like archaeologists sifting through the dust of ancient civilizations, scientists with the ESA Planck mission today showed a map of…

8 years ago

Hot Gas Bridge Discovered Connecting Galaxy Clusters

An "bridge" of hot gas stretches between galaxy clusters Abell 401 and Abell 399 It may not be good practice to…

8 years ago

Planck Spacecraft Loses Its Cool(ant) But Keeps Going

[/caption] After two and a half years of observing the Cosmic Microwave Background, the ESA Planck spacecraft’s High Frequency Instrument…

9 years ago

Planck Unveils the Wonders of the Universe

[/caption] The mission began on 13th August 2009 with a goal to image the echo’s of the birth of the…

10 years ago

Planck, XMM Newton Find New Galaxy Supercluster

[/caption] Scanning the sky in microwaves, the Planck mission has obtained its very first images of galaxy clusters, and found…

10 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – One Crowded Nanosecond

[/caption] Remember how you could once pick up a book about the first three minutes after the Big Bang and…

10 years ago

All-Sky Stunner from Planck

[/caption] After a year of observations, the Planck observatory team released an all-sky microwave image, and what a gorgeous image…

10 years ago